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Postby Johnny Dickshot » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:14 am

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3) Dwight Gooden, SP, RP, 1984-1994

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I mentioned this blog in the baseball card thread, but in case it was missed, it deserves to be read.

This is like a blackened, more intense version of Faith & Fear. (which is also worth reading twice every day). I think it works because just looking at the card, whichever he chooses that day, does powerful things to your memory, if you're around my age. Then he just opens up a vein and bleeds all over it.

Just came across this recently (not literally) but since have gone back and read every entry. He's in the middle of a pretty good serial now. Enjoy!

http://cardboardgods.blogspot.com/
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Postby Edgy MD » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:18 am

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Rube Walker — Pitching Coach, 1968–1981

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Pretty cool to see the flaming Astros home whites out of doors for a change.
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Postby metirish » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:44 am

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Pete Flynn — Head Groundskeeper, Assistant Groundskeeper, 1962–2007

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That's damn good,different from others I have read but it works...good find.

Postby soupcan » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:54 am

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Howie Rose. Putting it in the books since 1995.

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I remember that whole J.R. Richard thing.

It was sad really. I remember the grumblings about his being lazy, about nothing being wrong with him. I was in L.A at the time and as N.L. West rivals the Astros were paid a bit of attention in the Los Angeles papers.

I remember whiffs of racism surrounding those 'lazy' remarks as well. When J.R. finally did collapse, no reference whatsoever to misdiagnoses or the laziness could be found anywhere.

A sad story really. I think years later he was found to be living under a highway overpass.

Dontrelle Willis reminds me of J.R.

Postby DocTee » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:59 am

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In the hilarious Gorman Thomas piece, he says the Brewers were robbed in the '82 series by Don Denkinger. Wasn't that the Cards in 1985?

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:05 am

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Rube Walker — Pitching Coach, 1968–1981

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I thought of Richard every time somebody accused Armando of having no heart. I think of him every time I hear accusations of a black guy (particularly a big black guy) coasting on his talent and praise for the white guy for being a gritty throwback.
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Postby metirish » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:09 am

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soupcan wrote:A sad story really. I think years later he was found to be living under a highway overpass.

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Now that is sad if true.....

1st inning of the 1980 All-Star game that's mentioned in the article.

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Postby Johnny Dickshot » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:28 am

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Cool clip, seeing as Willie leads off.

Yeah, Dekinger was the goat in the Royals-Cards series in 85, he has that screwed up.

The 1982 WS I remember was 7 games, I think. IIRC, John Stupor pitched well for the Cardinals. For a time, I confused John Stupor with John Tudor.
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Postby G-Fafif » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:58 pm

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The Tudor-Stupor confusion wore by September of '85. Damn it.

Blackened and intense, indeed. I'll never think of Lenny Randle sliding quite the same way again.

Great find, JD.
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