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    Dick Allen:

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/...sses-away.html

    Was a real stud back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    When I was 2-3 years old, my Air Force Dad was stationed in Pasadena. I toddled off our second floor balcony and our downstairs neighbor, Chuck Yeager, picked me up and took me back to my parents.
    At least someone, somewhere, is laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    When I was 2-3 years old, my Air Force Dad was stationed in Pasadena. I toddled off our second floor balcony and our downstairs neighbor, Chuck Yeager, picked me up and took me back to my parents.
    That explains a ton
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    When I was 2-3 years old, my Air Force Dad was stationed in Pasadena. I toddled off our second floor balcony and our downstairs neighbor, Chuck Yeager, picked me up and took me back to my parents.
    That's an awesome story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    That explains a ton
    When I was 4, I ran off a cliff up in Northport. I was following my sisters up the mountainside and saw my Grandparents get home.
    My dad hurdled a fence, sprinted and caught me.
    I have also fallen off a train as a pre-teen.

    I don't EVEN want to talk about falling in love. That would be painful.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    That's an awesome story!
    Thanks. I have a checkered past.

    I once, along with several friends, pissed of Alan Shephard, the astronaut. He was jogging near where we lived (close to Vandenberg {he was there to watch the launch of an Atlas}) and we ran backwards so we could talk to him. We ran everywhere, 10-20 miles a day, so he was quite unable to get away. I got his autograph, which as a 15 year old, I immediately lost.
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    Country Singer Charley Pride, age 86. Charley Frank Pride was an American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner, and professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.

    A 2000 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame and a three-time Grammy winner, Pride was not the first country performer to cross racial lines: Harmonica player Deford Bailey was an early featured artist on the Grand Ole Opry. (Successors included ’70s contemporary Stoney Edwards and, much later, former Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist Darius Rucker, who found immense crossover success in the genre.)

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    John le Carre, a spy turned novelist who became the preeminent writer of espionage fiction in English, has died aged 89

    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment...ve_twopack_hed
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    Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, third all-time in sacks, dies at 58.


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    Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment..._headlines_hed
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFUUtGVsEOE
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    K.C. Jones.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...-jones-dies-88

    A legend as a player and coach in the storied history of the Boston Celtics. Played college ball for the San Francisco Dons.

    Jones is just one of seven players to win college basketball and NBA titles as well as Olympic gold, joining Russell, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas, Quinn Buckner and Clyde Lovellette.

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    Tony Rice, Bluegrass Hall of Fame guitarist, age 69:

    Tony Rice’s former band member in J.D. Crow and The New South is not being hyperbolic, or flattering in his assessment. Tony Rice was the common denominator in so much of 2nd generation bluegrass that has gone on to define the genre for decades. Born in Danville, Virginia, but growing up in Los Angeles, he became the bridge between two worlds through his flatpicking prowess. Early on he would study under The Kentucky Colonels and guys like Clarence White who would go on to play with The Byrds. Ry Cooder and Chris Hillman would also enter his sphere of influence early on.
    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/t...rice-has-died/

    https://www.bluegrasshall.org/inductees/tony-rice/

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    Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Age 81. He won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times, was selected for five All-Star teams, and led the league in victories twice and earned run average once.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Niekro

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    Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island,' Dies at 82. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-82-1149549.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Prez View Post
    Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island,' Dies at 82. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-82-1149549.
    You were either a "Mary Ann" or a "Ginger" guy. I was a Mary Ann fan. . .this year just gets worse and worse. Dawn Wells was born in Reno and represented Nevada at the 1959 Miss America pageant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    You were either a "Mary Ann" or a "Ginger" guy. I was a Mary Ann fan. . .this year just gets worse and worse.
    In my pre-retirement employment I had the opportunity to admire a furnace installation at the home of The Professor, Russell Johnson. After the inspection I was following the two contractors providing me access out the back of the house through an ample recreation room. On one wall was what seemed to be a life-size and like-like depiction of the regular cast standing in a classic double ended lifeboat. The first person I was following simply stated the word, Ginger. The next also simply said Ginger. I replied: "Oh, no, Mary Ann."
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    Richard Thornburgh, Former Governor and Attorney General, Dies at 88
    He steered Pennsylvania through the Three Mile Island nuclear plant meltdown and led the Justice Department under Reagan and the first President Bush.

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    Lastly: Over 1.8 million people world-wide lost to a virus.

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