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2012-10-17 09:33:59 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: W.C.fields forever: What is this "Two Flaps Down"game you speak of?

I can only find one reference to "Two Flaps". Link

Remember, then Chronicle columnist Lowell Cohn nicknamed him "Penitentiary Face"? Leonard asked him to stop calling him that, so Cohn thereafter referred to him as "Reform-School Face". Classy guy, Cohn.


hehehe....aaaah...I remember that.
 
2012-10-17 09:38:04 PM

Mr. Potatoass: expobill:

Leonard would flap his arm while waiting for pitch.....kinda arrogantly people thought back then.


W.C.fields forever: Leonard would flap his arm while waiting for pitch.....kinda arrogantly people thought back then./i>

Like Joe Morgan?

"One flap down" was his home run trot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zXGIgjDb_E


Awesome. It started with Coleman and I was hit with images of the man eating tarp.
 
2012-10-17 09:39:23 PM

W.C.fields forever: I gotcha.


He hit four home runs in the first four games against the Cardinals. He did it first in Game 1 in St. Louis, he says, because the player's wives had such shiatty seats, he decided to rile the crowd. He was also involved in one helluva collision with the Cardinals catcher (I think he was called out, but I don't remember), so he was persona non grata in Saint Louis. 

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com 

I think this is the right image.
 
2012-10-17 09:40:53 PM

W.C.fields forever: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: W.C.fields forever: What is this "Two Flaps Down"game you speak of?

I can only find one reference to "Two Flaps". Link

Remember, then Chronicle columnist Lowell Cohn nicknamed him "Penitentiary Face"? Leonard asked him to stop calling him that, so Cohn thereafter referred to him as "Reform-School Face". Classy guy, Cohn.

hehehe....aaaah...I remember that.


And ...My source was Tim McCarver.Then Mets announcer.
 
2012-10-17 09:42:26 PM
I'm on my way home. Still not raining. We'd be in the 7th if they started at 8:00.
 
2012-10-17 09:45:40 PM

Nehllah: I'm on my way home. Still not raining. We'd be in the 7th if they started at 8:00.


That sucks.You back tomorrow?
 
2012-10-17 09:46:30 PM

W.C.fields forever: And ...My source was Tim McCarver.Then Mets announcer.


McCarver used to be a good announcer. He had credibility. Now he sounds like Ross Perot. "Well, I don't know about the economy, but I know you can't drive a nail through a barn door with a chicken head!"
 
2012-10-17 09:49:46 PM

W.C.fields forever: Nehllah: I'm on my way home. Still not raining. We'd be in the 7th if they started at 8:00.

That sucks.You back tomorrow?


I'm supposed to work but I'm going to try to take a half day.
 
2012-10-17 09:50:50 PM
Even god hates the Yankees.
 
2012-10-17 09:51:12 PM
The best part is there are no cops directing traffic like usual. So we've been in our car not moving for 20 minutes.
 
2012-10-17 09:52:40 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Even god hates the Yankees.


No, this game is delayed because baseball favors the Yankees. We could have gotten in a regulation game easy.
 
2012-10-17 09:54:50 PM
Cards game should re-start @ 10:05 eastern
 
2012-10-17 09:55:11 PM

Nehllah: The best part is there are no cops directing traffic like usual. So we've been in our car not moving for 20 minutes.


So you're the guy! Quick, look up from your phone, there's no traffic! :)
 
2012-10-17 09:56:33 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: W.C.fields forever: And ...My source was Tim McCarver.Then Mets announcer.

McCarver used to be a good announcer. He had credibility. Now he sounds like Ross Perot. "Well, I don't know about the economy, but I know you can't drive a nail through a barn door with a chicken head!"


Yes. I agree..He sounds like your crazy Uncle,without the Yogi Berra charisma
 
2012-10-17 09:56:39 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Nehllah: The best part is there are no cops directing traffic like usual. So we've been in our car not moving for 20 minutes.

So you're the guy! Quick, look up from your phone, there's no traffic! :)


I'm a passenger (and female). Nice try though.
 
2012-10-17 10:02:34 PM

Nehllah: I'm a passenger (and female). Nice try though.


Congrats to your team. I have to say hands down, Saint Louis has the best (and possibly the most rabid) baseball fans in America. Beautiful ballpark also. I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.
 
2012-10-17 10:04:43 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Nehllah: I'm a passenger (and female). Nice try though.

Congrats to your team. I have to say hands down, Saint Louis has the best (and possibly the most rabid) baseball fans in America. Beautiful ballpark also. I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.


I'm in Detroit. I think the Cards game is restarting in a minute.
 
2012-10-17 10:07:30 PM

Nehllah: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Nehllah: I'm a passenger (and female). Nice try though.

Congrats to your team. I have to say hands down, Saint Louis has the best (and possibly the most rabid) baseball fans in America. Beautiful ballpark also. I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.

I'm in Detroit. I think the Cards game is restarting in a minute.


Awww JEEZ! As an A's fan, I got nothing good to say, now. Except maybe "BEAT THE YANKEES!"

/Verlander should be illegal
 
2012-10-17 10:07:36 PM
tbclink.org
 
2012-10-17 10:09:31 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.


There are some things I do miss about the old one, but the new one is generally a nicer place to be. The only exception might be the upper deck seats out in right field- can't see anything that happens in RF, can't see the jumbotron. Otherwise though, it's a big upgrade. The previous Busch was starting to show its age in a lot of spots (concrete chipping, pipes leaking).
 
2012-10-17 10:10:03 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "BEAT THE YANKEES!"


Lemme guess. You're a Yankee fan. :)
 
2012-10-17 10:12:39 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "BEAT THE YANKEES!"

Lemme guess. You're a Yankee fan. :)


I'm assuming that's at me.

I'm a Tiger's fan, season ticket holder.
 
2012-10-17 10:13:10 PM
Come on Jason, 123 inning.
 
2012-10-17 10:13:33 PM

akula: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.

There are some things I do miss about the old one, but the new one is generally a nicer place to be. The only exception might be the upper deck seats out in right field- can't see anything that happens in RF, can't see the jumbotron. Otherwise though, it's a big upgrade. The previous Busch was starting to show its age in a lot of spots (concrete chipping, pipes leaking).


ballparktour.com

I had to call up an image to see what you meant. The Hilton hotel in left field looks like a great place to watch the game, too.
 
2012-10-17 10:16:35 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: akula: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I couldn't understand replacing the old Busch Stadium, but now I see why.

There are some things I do miss about the old one, but the new one is generally a nicer place to be. The only exception might be the upper deck seats out in right field- can't see anything that happens in RF, can't see the jumbotron. Otherwise though, it's a big upgrade. The previous Busch was starting to show its age in a lot of spots (concrete chipping, pipes leaking).

[ballparktour.com image 850x564]

I had to call up an image to see what you meant. The Hilton hotel in left field looks like a great place to watch the game, too.


Google 360 bar. There's a bar on the roof of the Hilton with 360 degree view of the city and a spottin scope aimed at he stadium.
 
2012-10-17 10:16:53 PM
I think a better question to ask is "Will the Yankees be swept in a playoff series for the first time in 36 series?".

/I'm hoping the answer is "Yes"
//Two of my favourite things - cheering for the Tigers and cheering against the Yankees. Oh happy days.
 
2012-10-17 10:17:40 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:

I had to call up an image to see what you meant. The Hilton hotel in left field looks like a great place to watch the game, too.


The sections in question are visible just inside of the foul pole out in right field. You can't tell that they're so close to the field that if you're in the back few rows you won't know if that ball hit to deep right was caught or is a HR. And you can't see the replays either. Not many seats up there, but I highly recommend against them.

And yeah, the Hilton has a bar on the roof where you can watch the game from a distance. Still, though, it's a couple blocks away- you'd be hard pressed to easily see what's going on from up there. Nowhere near those rooftop seats across the street from Wrigley.
 
2012-10-17 10:20:47 PM

Nehllah: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "BEAT THE YANKEES!"

Lemme guess. You're a Yankee fan. :)

I'm assuming that's at me.

I'm a Tiger's fan, season ticket holder.


Yeah? Well then you rock. Oh, and I thought of something good to say. Detroit has the best home uniforms in baseball. Always have.

When I lived in Saint Paul, a friend of mine was going to see the Twins-Tigers game. I gave him $20, and asked him to bring me a Tigers cap. I wanted this:

ecx.images-amazon.com

He brought me this:

www.sportsjerseysclubs.com

A bit of a disappointment.
 
2012-10-17 10:28:40 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Nehllah: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "BEAT THE YANKEES!"

Lemme guess. You're a Yankee fan. :)

I'm assuming that's at me.

I'm a Tiger's fan, season ticket holder.

Yeah? Well then you rock. Oh, and I thought of something good to say. Detroit has the best home uniforms in baseball. Always have.

When I lived in Saint Paul, a friend of mine was going to see the Twins-Tigers game. I gave him $20, and asked him to bring me a Tigers cap. I wanted this:



He brought me this:



A bit of a disappointment.


That's pretty bad.
 
2012-10-17 10:29:41 PM

queezyweezel: Google 360 bar. There's a bar on the roof of the Hilton with 360 degree view of the city and a spottin scope aimed at he stadium.


I know where I'm staying if I visit St. Louis.

akula: The sections in question are visible just inside of the foul pole out in right field. You can't tell that they're so close to the field that if you're in the back few rows you won't know if that ball hit to deep right was caught or is a HR. And you can't see the replays either.


That sounds like the old Tiger Stadium, or the overhang in Ebbets Field. Players would camp themselves under a ball, and the overhang would swallow it up. Makes for intimacy, but the only way to not obstruct views is to make the sections overly steep. Like climbing a mountain.
 
2012-10-17 10:35:45 PM
Did that chick just say "fark yeah!"?
 
2012-10-17 10:36:47 PM

akula: Not many seats up there, but I highly recommend against them.


ESPN.com's cover page has an image up right now that shows exactly what you're talking about.

a.espncdn.com
 
2012-10-17 10:41:04 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He brought me this:


That hat is almost crazy-bad enough to travel full circle back to good. But only almost. I think that a small toy tiger head glued to the top button thingy would bring that hat full circle.
 
2012-10-17 10:44:23 PM
Giants were quickly and calmly Mottsassinated without anger or regret.
 
2012-10-17 10:48:26 PM

mikaloyd: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He brought me this:

That hat is almost crazy-bad enough to travel full circle back to good. But only almost. I think that a small toy tiger head glued to the top button thingy would bring that hat full circle.


And/or a blue and orange tiger tail hanging off the back.
 
2012-10-17 10:48:34 PM
Great game this afternoon and tonight (Cards fan).

BTW that 1987 postseason was the first I ever watched as a youngster. I was broken up over Game 7 of that World Series like my grandma just died, it was awful. What's worse is that I just assumed the Cardinals did that every year. Then they wouldn't get to another World Series for 17 years.

Between the crazy runs of 2006 and 2011, I can say it was worth the wait. :)
 
2012-10-17 10:49:54 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He brought me this:


Put a couple stickers on it, keep the brim straighter than straight, sell it to some kid who is 2 sizes to small for it at $75.
 
2012-10-17 11:00:56 PM

Benjamin Stone: Great game this afternoon and tonight (Cards fan).

BTW that 1987 postseason was the first I ever watched as a youngster. I was broken up over Game 7 of that World Series like my grandma just died, it was awful. What's worse is that I just assumed the Cardinals did that every year. Then they wouldn't get to another World Series for 17 years.

Between the crazy runs of 2006 and 2011, I can say it was worth the wait. :)


Felt the same way as a 7 year old in '68.

/12 in '12
 
2012-10-17 11:04:12 PM

mikaloyd: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He brought me this:

That hat is almost crazy-bad enough to travel full circle back to good. But only almost. I think that a small toy tiger head glued to the top button thingy would bring that hat full circle.


D2theMcV: And/or a blue and orange tiger tail hanging off the back.


4NSpy: Put a couple stickers on it, keep the brim straighter than straight, sell it to some kid who is 2 sizes to small for it at $75.


LOL, and a bicycle horn, and a propeller. Unfortunately, it became my go-to work hat. As I'm a newspaper pressman, that hat is now blacker than the one I wanted. :)
 
2012-10-17 11:30:53 PM

akula: Nowhere near those rooftop seats across the street from Wrigley.


Yeah, but you get to watch baseball in October, so I'd call it a plus.
 
2012-10-18 01:34:58 AM

AKTurkey: I can't stand the rain


Nor can I.

Did that MI storm ever hit, and if so, did it last? My mate in Detroit just said it's been a beautiful night, but he's an odd one.
 
2012-10-18 03:09:19 AM

xpisblack: AKTurkey: I can't stand the rain

Nor can I.

Did that MI storm ever hit, and if so, did it last? My mate in Detroit just said it's been a beautiful night, but he's an odd one.


Looks like the rain is just now moving out of the area at around 3 AM, with another (much milder) line of showers coming through. Game should be gotten in tonight.
 
2012-10-18 04:00:03 AM

Nehllah: Mojo


I wasn't really talking about the delay... just that even god hates the Yankees.

Has he or she should.
 
2012-10-18 09:32:10 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Even god hates the Yankees.


Late response, I know, but...

If God hated the Yankees, they wouldn't have won 27 world championships. No, I think it's safe to say God hates the Cubs.
 
2012-10-18 10:15:28 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Nehllah: Mojo

I wasn't really talking about the delay... just that even god hates the Yankees.

Has he or she should.


The Yankees sucked so hard rain came
 
2012-10-18 11:11:43 AM
It was tough last night - got buzzed, sat in no rain when they said it was rain, then went home. Now I have to rebeer in time for the 4:00 start.

Look for me - I'll be the fat guy drinking beer 8 rows behind the Yankees dugout.
 
2012-10-18 01:44:31 PM

idesofmarch: Pray 4 Mojo: Even god hates the Yankees.

Late response, I know, but...

If God hated the Yankees, they wouldn't have won 27 world championships. No, I think it's safe to say God hates the Cubs.


They've only won five in my lifetime, so there's been a definite tiff somewhere.
 
2012-10-18 04:39:07 PM

sephjnr: They've only won five in my lifetime, so there's been a definite tiff somewhere.


I'm not going to guess how old you are, but hell, since 1985, there are six teams that have won multiple titles. The Yanks have 5, nobody else has more than two. So yeah, "only five" is actually quite a bunch of bullshiat.

/stl, bos, min, tor, fla
 
2012-10-18 05:51:44 PM

phyrkrakr: sephjnr: They've only won five in my lifetime, so there's been a definite tiff somewhere.

I'm not going to guess how old you are, but hell, since 1985, there are six teams that have won multiple titles. The Yanks have 5, nobody else has more than two. So yeah, "only five" is actually quite a bunch of bullshiat.

/stl, bos, min, tor, fla


I'm not going to guess what part of America you're from, but It gets better. From 1980 (I was born in 1981) aside from the Yankees EIGHTEEN teams have at least one world series win. The Cards have 3 and are in a decent shot of a 4th, so by the King Kong #1 Yankee Doodle Dandy Dynasty standard they hold themselves (and most media) hold them only 5 national victories in three decades is a farking shocking stat. Especially when they've had 11-year, 12-year and 18-year waits.

Maybe the communion donations haven't been getting to Him on time, maybe they were spend on bloated contracts. Either way the poster boys of Major League Baseball as not. as farking good as they wish they were, so they should not be promoted as such, they should be ridiculed each and every year they don't win it. Case farking closed.
 
2012-10-18 05:53:38 PM
are* not as good.
 
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