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Old 06-10-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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My wife left yesterday for a few days to visit my daughter (Bay Area). I had 3 day golf tournament I was committed to, so no go for me.
Last night, I had a few guys over that had some money committed to either San Antoinio, or Detroit on the first playoff game. We were switching back and forth between that game and the Giants game.
One of the guys has a son that pitches for the Minnesotta Twins, and we had that game on via Game-day on the internet.
I won $200.00. (Took San Antonio).
My wife called me this morning, about an hour before I was scheduled to tee off on the first leg of tournament, thanking me for not complaining that she was going to be gone for a few days.
I feel a little "naughty"
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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Why? You won!

Son plays pro ball? Wow, I bet he only mentions that every other breath! (hey, I would!)
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A break can be a nice refreshing time to do whatever you want to do. Enjoy.
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Dang CT, and I thought it was minnersoter all this time

When my wife goes away, I get solo baby duty. I really *am* glad to see her come back, on several levels!
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Wow, now that you've brought it up, I don't recall seeing my wife for several days. I wonder when she's comming back?
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Why?* You won!*

Son plays pro ball? Wow, I bet he only mentions that every other breath!* (hey, I would!)
Laurence - you may not know this but the Ex-Jarhead used to play pro ball - Bow Down! - Bow Down!
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ex-Jarhead, you're a baller, too? I want details!
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I feel a little "naughty"
You can get over that by not cleaning or picking up anything until she gets back home. Then she'll know you truly missed her.

For you newer-marrieds-- I'm kidding!
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:51 PM   #9
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ex-Jarhead, you're a baller, too?* I want details!*
Most of us are ballers, Laurence. But Jarhead is also a ball-player.

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Jarhead,
This one I don't know. Probably too much a rookie on the forum. What about this ball playing? Very curious?

BTW: Stick with San Antonio. Six games would be one too many, IMHO.
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Wow, now that you've brought it up, I don't recall seeing my wife for several days.* I wonder when she's comming back?* *
DW called tonight from Erick, OK. I guess I was right. She hasn't been around here for about a week.
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DW called tonight from Erick, OK.* I guess I was right.* She hasn't been around here for about a week.* *
Still, if she were leaving you not likely she would have gone to Erick.

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Still, if she were leaving you not likely she would have gone to Erick.

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Erick is just a stopover on her way to Blytheville, AR. But I think your argument still holds.

I assume everyone knows I'm joking -- not about DW being in Erick. That's the sad truth. But she's on an archaeology excavation that I'm not able to go to because I have another meeting in Long Beach, CA starting tomorrow. We'll meet in Long Beach later in the week for our anniversary (30th).
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Jarhead,

Father Lohse must be very proud of his son!

- As far as supporting the Twins, we do support the Twins in this area. However we have the greediest owner in basball - Carl Pohlad. There is currently a deal in the Minnesota legislature to increase the sales tax in my County to pay for a new Twins Stadium downtown. This is mainly to make the wealthiest owner in baseball even wealthier!

Meanwhile the state is in budget woes! - We are having trouble raising money for elementery education! And the transportation in this area are severely lacking

We have told this owner "NO" for about 10 years and he won't give up! - You'd think at age 90+ this guy would not want to go down history as Scrooge II -

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Father Lohse must be very proud of his son!

- As far as supporting the Twins, we do support the Twins in this area. However we have the greediest owner in basball - Carl Pohlad. There is currently a deal in the Minnesota legislature to increase the sales tax in my County to pay for a new Twins Stadium downtown. This is mainly to make the wealthiest owner in baseball even wealthier!

Meanwhile the state is in budget woes! - We are having trouble raising money for elementery education! And the transportation in this area are severely lacking

We have told this owner "NO" for about 10 years and he won't give up! - You'd think at age 90+ this guy would not want to go down history as Scrooge II -

Cutthroat: I'm somewhat familiar with the Carl Pohland story, and the proposed stadium.
There is certainly enough evidence to suggest that the threat of moving baseball out of Minnesota (One t), a few years back, by the commissioner of baseball, who is also a part owner of the Milwaukee franchise, and a long time friend of Pohland, was being used as leverage to get a new stadium built.
Incidentally, one of the most beautiful new parks
(San Francisco), was built 100% on private funding.
Conspiricy theories aside, the Twins management, specifically, (GM Ryan), has been able to field a competive team with a $50,000,000 budget versus over $200,000,000 the Yankees have to work with.
They have done it the old fashioned way. Outstanding attention to detail in their scouting, first class minor league operation, etc. etc.
Smoke and Mirrors.
In my opinion, I do believe, in the long run a Major League stadium in your down-town area would pay financial dividends to the city eventually. (Let's face it, the Metro-Dome is not a very good place for baseball).
San Francisco, even though they have a terrible team (especially without Bonds), continue to sell out almost every game. (Candlestick, their old park had one of the lowest fan base in the Majors).
Of course, for me personally, the park in San Francisco makes no difference. I'm not about to leave the Sierras to fight the traffic in San Francisco to go to a ball-game
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I've gone to see the giants a few times from here in the central valley. One of my ex's has season tickets and her current doesnt like baseball that much. If it was in oakland I'm not sure I'd bother...half the fun is the ferry boat ride across the bay that docks right at the stadium. The other half is the really good food there. Oh yeah, theres also baseball. I've been to candlestick and the colliseum for both baseball and football games. Not sure I'd bother to take the drive down there to go to either stadium again.

Look at Robert Kraft...built his own stadium to house the patriots. Contrast that with someone who wants to mooch off the public to keep the team in town. Not to mention his good ownership made a rather major change in the organization and its ability to win. Check out what happened to the 49'ers under their new ownership. I guess that proves to some degree how important top management really is
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Old 06-11-2005, 12:27 PM   #17
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You know, I just don't know if a dowtown ball park does make the city money in the long term. After Petco park (Padre's new stadium) went in, they interviewed the local resturant owners in the gaslamp district (just the name of the touristy area around the ballpark) to see if business had picked up. Every owner said, "no, we are mobbed an hour before the game and then we are empty the rest of the night!"

Still, that part of town used to be a little sketchy, and now it's just wonderful. Wondeful place to go, awesome stadium. Intangible benefits?

CT I agree, fund the schools before you give some 90 year old another billion dollar handout!
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Come on laurence...anyone who ever played "the sims" knows that adding a stadium to a town provides positive improvement in quality of life and causes more tax payers to move into a city you've built
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That game took a year of my life! Why don't we build some Arcologies and increase it even more!
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Ok you just ran over my knowledge of this whole thing. I got a copy of the original 'sims' about a hundred years ago and installed it on my old IBM PC/XT. The next time I looked up the clock said it was 3am. Actually never touched it again.
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