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As a kid growing up watching the Big Red Machine I remember all those guys. I heard a story that after the Reds got rod of Borbon he placed a curse on the team. In 1990 they asked Borbon to come back to Cincinnati the reverse the curse. Dont know if thats a true story or not.
1 posted on 06/04/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RIP Mr. Borbon. Sorry, but all that keeps coming in my head is the line from the movie Airplane! “Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon. Manny Mota, Mota.”


2 posted on 06/04/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Whenever there was a scuffle on the field, Borbon was always in a hurry to get in and take part. Once he was so angry he bit an entire mouth shaped piece out of the bill of his cap. He was a fun guy to have on a team.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 8:41:47 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RIP from a Cincinnati Reds fan since the Big Red Machine Days.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 9:16:38 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RIP from a Cincinnati Reds fan since the Big Red Machine Days.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 9:16:55 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RIP.

Trivia question: Who pinch hit for Pedro in the movie, “Airplane!”?


7 posted on 06/04/2012 9:20:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Rest in Peace, sir. Pedro Borbon was the glue that held the Reds bullpen together for many years. I never worried when he came into a game.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 12:18:55 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
In 1990 they asked Borbon to come back to Cincinnati the reverse the curse. Dont know if thats a true story or not.

It must have worked as the Reds won the World Series in 1990!

15 posted on 06/05/2012 12:39:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

RIP.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 3:06:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

As a teen in Cincinnati during the mid to late `70s I was totally spoiled by having the Big Red machine as my hometown team. LOVED Pedro. I remember well the curse he placed on the Reds. The very next season they lost a franchise record 102 games.

I also remember when the furniture rental company came to collect their property from Pedro’s abandoned apartment they sued him for damages claiming their were bite mark, damage from chewing and other similar damage to their furniture.

Then there was a bench clearing brawl with the Braves where Pedro was evicted for chewing on the ankle of an opposing player.

Pedro was never boring.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:32:30 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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RIP, Pedro. Lots of good childhood memories. Throw a few blooper pitches now and then for me — even if it pisses Sparky right off.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 1:05:34 PM PDT by pogo101
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