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smith288
06-20-2004, 10:31 PM
The drill is as follows...

PM me (http://www.redszone.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&userid=1041) requesting to have your RedsZone alias added to the "e-card" and I will fit your name on the card. I will update the image and it will update on this page. For an example on how this worked last time, go here (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14053&highlight=Griffey). I will probably try to get it completed by next weekend then the tough part; finding someone to give it to Griffey as a gift from us, RedsZone.

Remember, I am but one man so it may take me a little to get aliases all on there but I will probably do it in mass every few times a day.

Lets get this thing started!!! Congratulations Ken Griffey Jr. and GO REDS!

WARNING: ****I will not be using request messages in this thread as a means to add people.*****

http://www.ejsmithweb.com/fr/Griffey_500.jpg

WARNING: ****I will not be using request messages in this thread as a means to add people.*****

Larkin Fan
06-20-2004, 11:08 PM
Thanks so much for doing this again, smith. :thumbup:

Edskin
06-20-2004, 11:19 PM
Since he hit #499 last Sunday, I've taped every single AB he has had. I even made my wife watch just about all of them. The only game I did not have TV access for was the Sat. game in St. Louis-- I was SURE he would do that night. Lucky for me, he waited a day.

Now, I promise this story is NOT fabricated in anyway:

I put in a VHS tape and kept the game on the tube at my in-laws today as we celebrated Father's Day. I was careful to not be rude, but I did try to find a spot in front of the TV for every Griffey AB. He came up in the sixth at the EXACT moment the cake was being served. I made up an excuse to walk through the family room on my way to the dining room, in hopes of seeing another pitch or two. I waited until the count was 2-2. At that exact moment, my wife yelled, "what are you doing in there?" and I felt compelled to go back to the dining room-- as soon as I sat down, the entire family asked me what was wrong with me-- the said my face was "frozen." In the background, I could hear a murmor from the TV that wasn't normal. I knew I'd missed it. My wife asked, "Did he do it?" I said, "I think so" and ran into the family room. I got there just as he rounded third........ I knew all along that something was going to cause me to miss it. Just never thought it would be guilt.

Anyway, I did get it on tape and the entire family watched it with me later.

I have been crticial of the Junior trade in the past-- not of Junior per se, but of the trade and the idea of paying so much for a player for a team with our financial situation. I have said before that I would be open to a trade, and might still be.

But I will say this: I have been SO happy for Junior this year and was beaming for him today. Honestly, his personality isn't really my style, but he is a good man who plays the game hard-- I respect that. Nice to see him get a chance to celebrate with his family like that.

Good moment in Reds history, glad he did it with our team. Congrats Junior. You deserve it.

Add my name to the list please.

smith288
06-20-2004, 11:22 PM
Brutus_the_Red
Chip R
VR
RedBloodedAmerican
Super_Barry11
Buckeye33
Reds Fanatic
spaethc
SC Reds Fans
Boss-Hog
Oxilon
MWM
Larkin Fan


All Added! :thumbup:

letsgojunior
06-20-2004, 11:24 PM
Please add me smith - I just sent you a PM.

letsgojunior
06-20-2004, 11:33 PM
I really enjoyed your story Edskin. My story isn't as interesting. I talked to my mom earlier today and told her I had this strange feeling he was going to do it sometime today, even though he hasn't hit Morris incredibly well, and even though he has struggled lately trying so hard to hit it.

By the time that AB rolled around, I thought he wasn't going to do it, as he was in a bad count (2-2). But as soon as that ball hit off the bat, I knew it was gone. I jumped so high that I hit the cord on my ceiling fan.:) It is ironic - I am flying into NY/NJ Tuesday, and was going to go to all three games of the Mets series if he was still stuck on 499. I was sad for a second that I missed it, but then I realized that it was better this way, as Mets fans would have never appreciated it the way Cards fans did. I went to one of the first games after the trade at Shea, and I swear those people invented some expletives that I didn't even know existed. And there was just something magical about it being Father's Day, and how instrumental Sr was in Jr's career, that made today truly perfect. It was just a great moment, especially when the whole team came onto the field. I really enjoyed it, and will never forget it. :thumbup:

Wheelhouse
06-20-2004, 11:43 PM
Count me in please!

Terry
06-21-2004, 12:01 AM
Brutus_the_Red
Chip R
VR
RedBloodedAmerican
Super_Barry11
Buckeye33
Reds Fanatic
spaethc
SC Reds Fans
Boss-Hog
Oxilon
MWM
Larkin Fan


All Added! :thumbup:

Smitty!! I sent you a private message earlier, before you posted this list. Do I need to PM you again, or will this post do? :D

smith288
06-21-2004, 12:15 AM
Please PM me as I am using the PM list as my guide and moving completed folks into a PM folder.

I will not be using request messages in this thread as a means to add people.

Thanks for asking! :)

TeamMorris
06-21-2004, 12:26 AM
PM sent :thumbup: ! Love it and looks great!!!

GOOCH
06-21-2004, 02:22 AM
Your PM's are full, but I'd like to have "GOOCH" added in there. :) D.GOOCH

Boss-Hog
06-21-2004, 02:28 AM
Your PM's are full, but I'd like to have "GOOCH" added in there. :) D.GOOCHSmith,

In response to this problem, I went ahead and (temporarily) gave you unlimited PM space.

smith288
06-21-2004, 02:34 AM
WrigleyvilleRed
gratefulred
TeamBoone
buckeyenut
GIK
Redny
Marty and Joe
RFS62
Shaggy Sanchez
RedRoser
MasonBuzz3
Bob Borkowski
FrenchD1
redsfan2
TeamDunn
Redsland
Cedric
Crosley68
halcyon
LvJ
KronoRed
TeamMorris
paintmered
reds44
SYCMiniBus
Red Forman
charlie hustle
missionhockey21
WVRedsFan
wheels
It8ifyifitsgrif
GOOCH

All Added! :thumbup:

Boss: THANKS! That'll help.

RsRedsfan
06-21-2004, 02:54 AM
count me in.

Big Klu
06-21-2004, 02:58 AM
I'm all in.... :RedinDC:

missionhockey21
06-21-2004, 09:49 AM
Looks great man. Thanks again. :)

reds44
06-21-2004, 01:21 PM
That looks awesome!

Redeye fly
06-21-2004, 03:49 PM
Count me in as well.

bgkyredsfanatic
06-21-2004, 03:58 PM
Great Idea!! A good way for all the Reds fans to show their support for Ken Griffey Jr

6-4-3
06-21-2004, 05:01 PM
I'm in as well, what a good idea.

TeamBoone
06-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Hey Smith. Even though you did state it in the text, the red lettered "warning" would really stand out at the top. I've looked at your beautiful work of art several times and this is the first time I noticed it.

snowstorm
06-21-2004, 07:45 PM
smith288,

Could you include me as well?

TeamBoone
06-21-2004, 08:10 PM
Don't forget everyone. YOU MUST PM SMITH... he will NOT take your requests from the thread.

smith288
06-21-2004, 08:51 PM
IBCK40
redsrule2500
RedsMan3203
Terry
RedOctober1227
TeamCasey
Edskin
SandyD
7564JR
IowaRed
DJF33
fielder's choice
Red Thunder
cumberlandreds
Yachtzee
Roy Tucker
RedsBaron
Dan
traderumor
2844
Ryan the Reds Fan
DACS
TheBurn
Puffy
Red Leader
Peyton's Place
backbencher
ochre
Barbarossa
redsfan30
bucksfan
BRETTFAVRE
RedsFan74
6-4-3
RosieRed
IslandRed
Hollcat
WebScorpion
NorCalRedsFan
Reds1
CN-RED
Clemson
zombie-a-go-go
bgkyredsfanatic
redsfan30
flyerette
Red in Chicago
TylerScottDavis
roknrolredsfan
snowstorm

All Added! :thumbup:

biggestREDSfan
06-21-2004, 10:52 PM
Please add me in also.

Thanks!

TeamBoone
06-21-2004, 11:39 PM
Smith, how big will the finished product be? Just curious.

smith288
06-22-2004, 12:14 AM
big as in what? Image size or amount of "signees"?

So far, I have 101 signed

TeamBoone
06-22-2004, 01:34 AM
Image size.

cincinnati chili
06-22-2004, 02:40 AM
Would you please kindly add the following Redszoners to your card:

pokey_hate_me
gallagher

Larkin Fan
06-22-2004, 03:05 AM
Would you please kindly add the following Redszoners to your card:

pokey_hate_me
gallagher

:lol:

smith288
06-22-2004, 07:57 AM
Image size.
Ill try to keep it the same...as more names are added, I can jockey the names around to create room.

GAC
06-22-2004, 09:13 AM
I sent you a PM smitty. Sign me up! :thumbup:

smith288
06-22-2004, 09:32 PM
Newport Red
GAC
RsRedsfan
sammonator
creek14
remdog
LaRueFanatic
Carbofan
deltachi8
gilpdawg
beb30
Redeye fly
vic715
BoydsOfSummer
rotnoid
StillFunkyB
OldRightHander
BuckeyeRedleg
GoReds
WCPizzaGuy
gonelong
biggestREDSfan

All Added! :thumbup:

StillFunkyB
06-24-2004, 11:03 PM
Thanks smith!!!

smith288
06-25-2004, 12:27 AM
River Otter
pete rose 4ever
CbusRed

All Added :thumbup:

VI_RedsFan
06-25-2004, 12:22 PM
Add me in please, smith.

Ryan the Reds Fan
06-25-2004, 04:21 PM
So when will it be sent? Thanks for your efforts Smith. Great job!! :thumbup:

smith288
06-25-2004, 04:28 PM
I have no earthly idea...

My hope is that someone is reading this webiste and can either directly contact Griffey about it or we can contact someone who CAN give this card to him.

If anyone who has the ability to contact Griffey personally is reading this, please PM (http://www.redszone.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&userid=1041) me with the appropriate information so that we can get this card to its proper recipient; The legendary Ken Griffey Jr. :thumbup:

Red Leader
06-25-2004, 04:45 PM
I have no earthly idea...

My hope is that someone is reading this webiste and can either directly contact Griffey about it or we can contact someone who CAN give this card to him.

If anyone who has the ability to contact Griffey personally is reading this, please PM (http://www.redszone.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&userid=1041) me with the appropriate information so that we can get this card to its proper recipient; The legendary Ken Griffey Jr. :thumbup:

See if you can PM Team Clark and ask. Not sure if he can connections with Jr anymore, but I believe he used to.

Redsland
06-25-2004, 04:57 PM
If no one PM's you, Redsland suggests smith288 call Rob Butcher using the contact information on the Reds' web site.

smith288
06-25-2004, 08:35 PM
KGJR30
juniorfan91
DannyB

All Added! :thumbup:

GAC
06-26-2004, 08:20 AM
Gee...I just love where you put my name at! :roll:

smith288
06-26-2004, 12:51 PM
Hope Griffey doesn't have gas. :D

kyjoe
06-26-2004, 02:49 PM
I sent you a pm smith288, put me on there if you've still got room & thanks! :thumbup:

VI_RedsFan
06-26-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks smith288, the card looks auesome!

cReds1
06-26-2004, 08:40 PM
I sent you a PM Smith please add me. Thanks!

smith288
06-28-2004, 04:17 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RZ News):

I contacted Rob Butcher in regards to this e-card and he replied back to me in quick manner. His directions were that I am to take the soft copy to Kinkos or print it out and mail it to him as a hard copy, directly.

He didn't indicate what will happen after that though it is my guess he will put it in with Griffey's other mail he gets when he arrives to the ballpark (or Heaven forbid, trashes it)

I know this isn't a 500 series car or a gold ring but I think it will mean just as much for Griffey as it is coming from some hard core Reds fans.

I am now calling for the cutoff of additions to the card. Those not added who have requested to be added, you will be added. Do not fear. :)

Chip R
06-28-2004, 04:20 PM
Remember to put a cover sheet on that, smith. ;)

TeamBoone
06-28-2004, 04:23 PM
And would it be possible to have it laminated? He might display it in his locker if it isn't "just a piece of paper". I'd be willing to pitch in for the cost... how big will it be? 11x14ish?

creek14
06-28-2004, 04:27 PM
And would it be possible to have it laminated? He might display it in his locker if it isn't "just a piece of paper". I'd be willing to pitch in for the cost... how big will it be? 11x14ish?
I sent smith a pm and suggested he have it put on that foamy board stuff. I don't know what it's called, it's about 1/4 in thick. Anyway, it makes a nice poster.

smith288
06-28-2004, 04:28 PM
Ok...

http://www.ejsmithweb.com/fr/initech.jpg

smith288
06-28-2004, 09:08 PM
cReds1
kyjoe
Little Team Griffey

All Added! :thumbup:

And this completes the e-card.

My plan is to find a kinkos and see if they can blow it up a little, put it on foam board (i think thats what it is) and fedex it (fedex owns kinkos now) straight to Griffey c/o Rob Butcher.

Wish me luck. Ill keep you all updated.

GIK
06-28-2004, 09:53 PM
Nice work, smith. Thanks again. :GAC:

Boss-Hog
06-28-2004, 11:40 PM
Thanks smith, it looks great.

kyjoe
06-29-2004, 05:15 PM
Thanks again & is the completed card in the first post in this thread?

TeamBoone
07-30-2004, 01:00 PM
Did the card get delivered?

kyjoe
07-30-2004, 01:40 PM
I don't know, I assumed it did though, anybody know for sure?