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(Deadspin)   What one sportswriter learned from three days of watching baseball with Bill Murray   (deadspin.com) divider line 19
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2013-02-25 07:37:40 PM
I'll save everyone the time:  sportswriter learned nothing.  Readers learned nothing when they first read this in 1990.  Readers learned nothing when they read this today.
 
2013-02-25 07:58:46 PM
I am, to be perfectly honest, not a fan of baseball. I can follow the game just fine but I take no enjoyment from watching it.

However, watching 3 days of baseball with Bill Murray sounds like something that I would find immensely enjoyable.

/hell I'd even give golf a shot and I absolutely detest golf.
 
2013-02-25 08:30:47 PM
I would love to be sitting having a beer and Bill walk in and sit next to me.  I would first be in awe but then I treat him just like any other person I'd met while having a cold one.  I think he would appreciate that.
 
2013-02-25 08:44:10 PM
TFA reads like a menu recitation at a gay bar.
 
2013-02-25 08:53:54 PM
It would have been better if he had learned how to write an article.
 
2013-02-25 09:08:19 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: I'll save everyone the time:  sportswriter learned nothing.  Readers learned nothing when they first read this in 1990.  Readers learned nothing when they read this today.



At first, your username and your comment are lined up for perfection...although you're right.

Everyone has this built-up myth about Murray, and 98%of the time it isn't true.

I watched my grandmother call a bunch of thugs hanging outside of her Bingo hall, "worthless trash, that should be eradicated with the likes of Polio and affirmative action."

It just so happened that while this was going on, Murray walked up. He didn't take too kindly to her commentary and said, "what gives you the right to tell these people this?"

Dear 'ole granny said, "I've seen you golf, and those pretty flowers didn't deserve the clipping they got. You should have been hit by lightning and not that nice Priest."

He bought me an Aston Martin and we took turns banging Swedish-Twins until I got tired and ate sunflower seeds and passed out.

/there is your usual "Bill Murray" story.
 
2013-02-25 09:14:40 PM
No one will ever believe this.
 
2013-02-25 09:34:12 PM
I got to see Murray throw out multiple "first" pitches at a Butte Copper Kings game when he was a part owner in the mid-90s. I was seated in the bleachers about a mile from home plate, but damned if he wasn't funny even from that far away. Threw the first first pitch into the stands. The next first pitch went right at the umpire. Third first pitch finally went into the catcher's glove. Murray had the entire stadium eating out of his hands the entire time.
 
2013-02-25 10:41:38 PM
Great story; from 23 years ago...
 
2013-02-25 11:25:49 PM
I am going to guess "Cubs suck"?

/dnrtfa
//Cubs fan
 
2013-02-26 12:17:27 AM
It's not Ryan it's Ryne.

/ rack me
 
2013-02-26 05:15:12 AM
What I learned from reading this article is that you can make a potentially interesting story pretty boring.
 
2013-02-26 06:38:51 AM
Sutcliffe hasn't pitched in 20 farking years. How old is this story?
 
2013-02-26 08:30:22 AM

abhorrent1: Sutcliffe hasn't pitched in 20 farking years. How old is this story?


You got as far as Sutcliffe and missed the first 2 words?

TFA: "In 1990, Peter Richmond spent three days..."
 
2013-02-26 08:53:28 AM
Headline says he learned something watching baseball with Bill Murray but article says they were at Wrigley Field. Doesn't compute.
 
2013-02-26 10:02:26 AM

RickN99: abhorrent1: Sutcliffe hasn't pitched in 20 farking years. How old is this story?

You got as far as Sutcliffe and missed the first 2 words?

TFA: "In 1990, Peter Richmond spent three days..."


I skipped around and just scanned. Didn't actually RTFA.
 
2013-02-26 10:44:00 AM
All I learned from that article was that Bill Murray parties with people that few others do and the Cubs sucked in 1990 as much as they do now.

//While Murray seems like a jackass in the article, I would imagine being accosted several times a day, everyday would get extremely annoying.  Fortunately, I cannot imagine that it would ever be a problem for me.
 
2013-02-26 03:07:46 PM
I will forever be thankful to Bill Murray for having a meme which I managed to get my own version of into the student paper as though it were an actual account. I know there's some random person at my old school who doesn't know about the meme but wonders why the hell my story ended up in a Bill Murray story and is amazed by my encounter with him.
 
2013-02-28 07:10:02 AM
True story brah... I've never met Bill Murray.  But him covering for Harry after the stroke actually completely changed the course of my life.
 
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