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(Gawker)   Heartwarming "Dad of the year award" story involves dad who spent $50K to create a special youth baseball team for his kid. Is it dusty in here? Or is that ricin?   (gawker.com) divider line 13
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2012-09-25 10:51:42 AM  
And I'll bet that kids grows up thinking he earned it.
 
2012-09-25 10:55:40 AM  
In no way am I surprised that this happened on Long Island. If you can survive that place, you get the hell out as fast as possible. If you stay... and you're not in the rich, gated enclaves... you're a barbarian and should be locked up. Naturally, I have lots of family up there. They're barbarians. It's like Mad Max up there.
 
2012-09-25 11:54:36 AM  
But father....
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2012-09-25 12:08:31 PM  
Dads of the Year always seem to have quite a bit of money to burn.
 
2012-09-25 12:09:46 PM  
Well, that is completely insane.
 
2012-09-25 12:10:48 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: In no way am I surprised that this happened on Long Island. If you can survive that place, you get the hell out as fast as possible. If you stay... and you're not in the rich, gated enclaves... you're a barbarian and should be locked up. Naturally, I have lots of family up there. They're barbarians. It's like Mad Max up there.


I grew up there and still live there. I'm ok. I'd be somewhere in the city or Hoboken if it wasn't for student loans, but it's certainly possible to be there and eke out an existence somewhat resembling normalcy.

That said, I read this and wasn't the least bit shocked.
 
2012-09-25 01:23:56 PM  

FreakinB: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: In no way am I surprised that this happened on Long Island. If you can survive that place, you get the hell out as fast as possible. If you stay... and you're not in the rich, gated enclaves... you're a barbarian and should be locked up. Naturally, I have lots of family up there. They're barbarians. It's like Mad Max up there.

I grew up there and still live there. I'm ok. I'd be somewhere in the city or Hoboken if it wasn't for student loans, but it's certainly possible to be there and eke out an existence somewhat resembling normalcy.

That said, I read this and wasn't the least bit shocked.


i grew up in freeport, moved to va for a spell and im back in NY. Queens now working in the city. missed it, no place like NY. Long island was crazy in the 80's growing up but its not as barbarians as you say. but to each his own
 
2012-09-25 01:29:35 PM  
Police say Sanfilippo bought an untraceable phone and started sending text messages threatening to harm the other coach, his son and his wife.

So said the salesman, at least.

It was not clear if he had an attorney.

It would be great if he had to sell all the team's crap to cover legal expenses.

Oh, and your kid thinks your a lunatic now, dude.
 
2012-09-25 01:31:59 PM  

Freakin Rican: FreakinB: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: In no way am I surprised that this happened on Long Island. If you can survive that place, you get the hell out as fast as possible. If you stay... and you're not in the rich, gated enclaves... you're a barbarian and should be locked up. Naturally, I have lots of family up there. They're barbarians. It's like Mad Max up there.

I grew up there and still live there. I'm ok. I'd be somewhere in the city or Hoboken if it wasn't for student loans, but it's certainly possible to be there and eke out an existence somewhat resembling normalcy.

That said, I read this and wasn't the least bit shocked.

i grew up in freeport, moved to va for a spell and im back in NY. Queens now working in the city. missed it, no place like NY. Long island was crazy in the 80's growing up but its not as barbarians as you say. but to each his own


Oh you're close, I'm from Bellmore. Went to college in the city, work in the city, in the city all the time, but LI is home. And yeah, I won't go nearly as far to say "everyone's a barbarian." My friends and family are actually quite normal. But there definitely is an element of crazy. Not that there isn't an element of crazy in other places, but ours is a very particular type of crazy.

I was far too young to remember the 80's so I'll take your word for it.
 
2012-09-25 03:09:03 PM  
This is sort of like the Bad News Bears on a mountain of cocaine that's been sprinkled with PCP.
 
2012-09-25 03:44:28 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Police say Sanfilippo bought an untraceable phone and started sending text messages threatening to harm the other coach, his son and his wife.

So said the salesman, at least.

It was not clear if he had an attorney.

It would be great if he had to sell all the team's crap to cover legal expenses.

Oh, and your kid thinks your a lunatic now, dude.


Barbarians!

Freakin Rican: FreakinB: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: In no way am I surprised that this happened on Long Island. If you can survive that place, you get the hell out as fast as possible. If you stay... and you're not in the rich, gated enclaves... you're a barbarian and should be locked up. Naturally, I have lots of family up there. They're barbarians. It's like Mad Max up there.

I grew up there and still live there. I'm ok. I'd be somewhere in the city or Hoboken if it wasn't for student loans, but it's certainly possible to be there and eke out an existence somewhat resembling normalcy.

That said, I read this and wasn't the least bit shocked.

i grew up in freeport, moved to va for a spell and im back in NY. Queens now working in the city. missed it, no place like NY. Long island was crazy in the 80's growing up but its not as barbarians as you say. but to each his own


Barbarians, I say!
 
2012-09-25 05:36:57 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Police say Sanfilippo bought an untraceable phone and started sending text messages threatening to harm the other coach, his son and his wife.

So said the salesman, at least.


Someone commenting on the article said something similar about the term "untraceable". Just because the guy was caught doesn't mean the phone was technically traceable. He was probably caught because it was apparent who the texts and calls came from, not because of the phone being traced.
 
2012-09-26 01:32:45 AM  
Ricin beans?
 
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