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redsmetz
06-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Today is my Dad's 85th birthday and we had a party for him at the nursing home where he lives. He introduced me to a volunteer and said his last name was Oliverio. I asked, "like the one-time ball player named Steve Oliverio?" He said yes and that Steve was his nephew. He then told me he played for the Reds in the minors. I looked him up and saw e never made it to the bigs, but pitched as high as AAA at Nashville for the team. I had it in my mind that he must have reached the majors since I remembered him. Now I'm remembering guys from the minors.

klw
06-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Cool small world story.

Here is my baseball geek story.

Back when Rain Man came out I went to see it with a group of friends. There is a scene early on where Raymond is asked who played first base vs the Cardinals on some date in July 1961. Before he gave his answer I leaned towards the girl on my side and said "Ted Kluszewski." Unfortunately I didn't add "Definitely Ted Kluszewski"

redsmetz
06-10-2013, 03:03 PM
Cool small world story.

Here is my baseball geek story.

Back when Rain Man came out I went to see it with a group of friends. There is a scene early on where Raymond is asked who played first base vs the Cardinals on some date in July 1961. Before he gave his answer I leaned towards the girl on my side and said "Ted Kluszewski." Unfortunately I didn't add "Definitely Ted Kluszewski"

The important question there is, was she duly impressed? Now there's a keeper, if she was.

klw
06-10-2013, 04:51 PM
The important question there is, was she duly impressed? Now there's a keeper, if she was.

If she was impressed, she managed to hide it well.

texasdave
06-10-2013, 06:18 PM
If she was impressed, she managed to hide it well.

Not to worry. I imagine not many girls are impressed by the guy sitting next to them when staring up at Tom Cruise on the silver screen. :)

Superdude
06-10-2013, 06:28 PM
"like the one-time ball player named Steve Oliverio?"

He probably gets that all the time. :laugh: That is a great story by the way.

Benihana
06-10-2013, 10:34 PM
Similarly, I was in line at airport security at O'Hare a few weeks ago, and the TSA official had a badge that said her last name was Dismuke. I immediately thought of longtime Reds minor leaguer (and now coach) Jamie Dismuke.

redsfan1995
06-10-2013, 11:11 PM
Today is my Dad's 85th birthday and we had a party for him at the nursing home where he lives. He introduced me to a volunteer and said his last name was Oliverio. I asked, "like the one-time ball player named Steve Oliverio?" He said yes and that Steve was his nephew. He then told me he played for the Reds in the minors. I looked him up and saw e never made it to the bigs, but pitched as high as AAA at Nashville for the team. I had it in my mind that he must have reached the majors since I remembered him. Now I'm remembering guys from the minors.

Interesting tidbit on Steve Im not sure if hes still doing this but a couple of years ago he was a health/gym teacher I think at one of the high schools in northern kentucky.