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Postby Jace-FAFIF » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:57 am

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PC '91. We just missed each other.
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P is for the P in Pierson College... (By way of explanation)

Postby old original jb » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:00 pm

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Jace is not pretending, Scarlet. Unless he's some kind of expert on college trivia, he's the real thing. And a young whippersnapper to boot. (Well, I'd like to think that someone only four years younger than me could still be a young whippersnapper.)

The odd little ritual in which we just engaged (virtually) is to identify our residential college and year of graduation. BK stands for Berkeley College (not the one in California, not the Yale Divinity school, and not Burger King) and PC stands for Pierson College.

When I started medical school, a classmate and I were at a meeting with a faculty member named Terry who was at the time about 40 years old.
When I discovered that the classmate was also an "Eli", I immediately said "Berkeley '87" to which he replied "Trumbull, '85".
The faculty member looked puzled for a moment before saying "Terry. 40. What the hell are you guys talking about?"

Welcome to the Pool, Jace.

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:27 am

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Greg, who decided to illustrate <a href=http://www.sportsfanmagazine.com/sfm/articles.html?id=2172 target=blank>your column</a> with an Ortizzle tee shirt?
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Postby G-Fafif » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:41 pm

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Edgy DC wrote:Greg, who decided to illustrate <a href=http://www.sportsfanmagazine.com/sfm/articles.html?id=2172 target=blank>your column</a> with an Ortizzle tee shirt?


Dunno. I had no idea I wrote for Sports Fan Magazine either until you pointed it out to me.
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Postby Edgy MD » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:44 pm

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Glad I could help.

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Postby G-Fafif » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:08 pm

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Gotham shares content with NY Sports Day. NY Sports Day shares content with Sports Fan Magazine. And they told two friends. And so on. And so on.

Ah, the Web...
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:09 am

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Brilliant

Therefore, I wasn't surprised when Frank, a hugely funny person in real life but our resident curmudgeon on team matters (if he were drowning and Jeff Wilpon threw him a life preserver, he'd ignore it so he could add "he let a man drown" to his list of Jeff Wilpon misdeeds),


Love it!
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Postby Elster88 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:16 pm

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A few days late, but enough to make me look at the calendar and count the days until spring training.

I only pasted the beginning:

Giving Thanks
by Jason on November 24, 2005 01:11PM (EST)
Hope everybody is getting ready to settle down to plates of turkey, ham, turkey substitute, or whatever you and yours have on tap. (Save some of the orange-and-blue cranberry sauce for us.) On this day of heads bowed, football watched, drunken uncles ignored, mischief at the kids' table and other forms of familial togetherness, I'd like to give thanks for a few things...

...Carlos Delgado taking aim at a 10th year of 30 home runs.
...Mike Jacobs for long home runs, a level swing and soft hands. Best of luck, Jakey.
...the idea that Carlos Beltran can finally exhale and just be Carlos Beltran.
...Jose Reyes' helmet heading for right-center as he heads (again) for third.
...David Wright eyeing his bat like a knight inspecting his broadsword. Heroism awaits.

Postby Elster88 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:41 pm

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I haven't been to FAFIF in a while, and it just made me laugh out loud again.

An interesting project from Jason, going into the levels of "Met Hell", a list of players who fans in general were wary of (in the first circle of Met hell) to those who were universally disliked.

The line that made me laugh out loud was from Juan Samuel's entry:

The Second Circle of Met Hell

Juan Samuel -- It's painful to even remember. This was the period where having two centerfielders (Mookie and Lenny) was somehow a problem, so the solution was to get rid of both and import a second baseman to play the position, an experiment that was such a flaming disaster that the Mets insisted on repeating it with the likes of Keith Miller and Howard Johnson, until finally we were all so shell-shocked that we wanted to cheer when some hapless Met broke back on a drive to center without falling down.


Edit: Wow, you'd think I had bought some advertising space on their site the way I pimp it in this thread.

Postby G-Fafif » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:10 pm

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Elster88 wrote:Wow, you'd think I had bought some advertising space on their site the way I pimp it in this thread.


We prefer to think of it as our Urban Businessperson's Platinum Package. It's the same one Scarlet purchased.

Thanks to all FAFIF Ho's for your patronage.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:12 pm

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LOL
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:14 pm

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My thoughts about Greg's take on the current Ring of Hell -

I remember that Rich Rodriguez game. It was the day of my daughter's tae kwon do black belt test. D-Dad and I were watching the test, but we had our Motorola device that updated game scores that season (it was right before you could get that information on cell phones). We were very happy when the score was 8-2, and increasingly uneasy to see the score continuing to change in the 8th inning. The only information we could get was the score, but we both knew that it was Rodriguez pitching. At one point, when the Diamondbacks suddenly scored a bunch of runs, I actually yelled something out. Luckily, it was at a point in the tae kwon do test that was pretty noisy, so it didn't disturb anyone. It was an ulcer-provoking game, even when followed from afar.


Sorry to hear about Mike Bacsik. He's one of those guys we like for the sole reason that he was nice to MK -


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Postby Edgy MD » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:23 pm

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I don't like Hell.

Really, can you blame Sisk?
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Postby metsmarathon » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:11 pm

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edgy, that's the whole point behind it.

i wonder if the following each earn their own circles...
tony fernandez
bobby bonilla
vince coleman

and i've always found myself hating mike maddux.
the first step is admitting you're a runner.

running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:28 am

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Greg's Holiday Carol

Fabulous stuff!
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Postby seawolf17 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:32 am

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Greg, that was outstanding!

Postby TheOldMole » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:08 pm

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Greg...loved it.



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Postby G-Fafif » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:30 pm

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Thanks all!
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:19 pm

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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:44 am

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We Have Passed the Baseball Equinox

MK was very happy to hear that news, btw :)
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:21 pm

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Jason Will Miss Anna Benson

I agree - she's definitely an original.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:41 am

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So I take a little break from Bar Mitzvah planning and go web surfing, and this is what I find!

;)
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:34 pm

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There's a new URL for FAFIF -


http://faithandfear.blogharbor.com/
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Postby G-Fafif » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:41 pm

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Thanks Scarlet.

As I just posted on our blog, if any of you have a link or bookmark to us from before December 2005, we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd change it to what Scarlet said.

http://faithandfear.blogharbor.com

Our host compelled us to make the change two months ago and gave us an unspecified transition period in which the old one would seamlessly bring up the new one. That transition period ended today without warning.

Much appreciation for your inconvenience.
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:32 pm

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What a great mental image <g>

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the birth of Faith and Fear in Flushing, coinciding conveniently with the reportage of pitcher, catchers and various uniformed authority figures to right where they belong, on a baseball field; David Wright, apparently, arrived on October 3 and has been presumably playing catch with a wall ever since.


Happy Anniversary to Greg and Jace (um, er, I mean Happy Anniversary to FAFIF <g>)!
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