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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Regarding the need for paragraphs, I agree it is hard to read. I almost broke it up ot make it easier to follow, but I decided not to, and to leave it exactly as I found it. You don't colorize Casablanca.

    Many thanks to M2 for bringing this masterpiece to our attention and sticking it in the archives. I know a lot of people missed it the first time it was posted.
    Hey guys, i am guessing there is more to this post that I am seeing. What is the rest of the story about this post. Just to let you know, I wasn't trying to be an :allovrjr: I just thought it was hard to read. I thought the guy did a nice job writing it.

    Sorry for being a newbie around here.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    Hey guys, i am guessing there is more to this post that I am seeing. What is the rest of the story about this post. Just to let you know, I wasn't trying to be an :allovrjr: I just thought it was hard to read. I thought the guy did a nice job writing it.

    Sorry for being a newbie around here.

    The main thing that is "more than I am seeing" is how a lot of us remember the man who wrote it.

    Old Red Guard was one of the most intelligent and thoughtful posters who ever contributed here at RedsZone. He was a bridge to the past, and many of us went far out of our way to read everything he posted.

    His passing left a void, and we were very lucky to have had the privilege talk baseball and life with him.

    That stream of consciousness piece seemed to resonate with a lot of people here who loved Old Red Guard, so we honor his memory by honoring one of the best things we've ever read.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    I think you may have just started a RedsZone Christmas tradition, RFS62, and it is a fitting tribute to a really great guy. :gac:

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by ODERED
    Beautiful writing, poor attempt at justifying today's NBA Of Baseball as something deserving of praise, by passing humour off as knowledge of the game. I'm sure just about anyone could google and come up with a hodgepodge of facts about players from the 30's. Lastly, I have every reason to believe that players from the 30's would have fared better than players today (if I recall, Old Red Guard say that players from the 30's wouldn't do squat today), because players back then weren't relying on steroids and tons of "performance enhancers", and they DID (as Old Red Guard alluded to) bust their butts, often playing with injuries that today's prima donna's wouldn't dare play with. I appreciate Old Red Guard's story, but I've heard much better comparisons of today's players with those of long ago.
    And this is a perfect example of exactly why Old Red Guard is missed more than ever. Seems like whenever the board got negative about everything that happened with the Reds, or posters thought they were smarter than all the GM's in MLB, Old Red Guard would post something like RFS62 just posted. He had a knack of bringing back the reality of what baseball is really all about.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by CougarQuest
    And this is a perfect example of exactly why Old Red Guard is missed more than ever. Seems like whenever the board got negative about everything that happened with the Reds, or posters thought they were smarter than all the GM's in MLB, Old Red Guard would post something like RFS62 just posted. He had a knack of bringing back the reality of what baseball is really all about.
    Well said, CQ!

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    As mentioned, some publication needs to run that post.

    A very fine piece of writing from a poster who we thought very highly of.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    I always get in debates with my colleagues over whether writing skills (not punctuation, mechanics and garbage like that), but real ability to convey is a natural talent or if it's developed. Stuff like this is more proof than I could ever offer up for the former. The guy clearly had it , whatever you choose to call it.

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Wow. I really loved that post. Thanks. It sounds like something you'd hear from an old fan at a rest home, telling you his love for the game he used to know.

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    I appreciate Old Red Guard's story, but I've heard much better comparisons of today's players with those of long ago.
    That's nice, any other dead writers who actually write from the experience of being there that you care to critque for the Board?

    Maybe Harold Seymour, Lawrence Ritter, Fred Leib or Lee Allen?

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Thanks for pulling this out today, RFS. A perfect time for it.

    :gac:

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Thanks Coug.

    GL
    Last edited by gonelong; 12-24-2004 at 09:37 PM. Reason: I understand what you were trying to say and why, but it was against the rules

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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    ODERED, welcome to my "ignore" list.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    I always get in debates with my colleagues over whether writing skills (not punctuation, mechanics and garbage like that), but real ability to convey is a natural talent or if it's developed. Stuff like this is more proof than I could ever offer up for the former. The guy clearly had it , whatever you choose to call it.
    To me its more about the "story telling" ability than just writing. My great grandpa (born in 1900, or 1901 depending on who was asking) could tell the greatest stories about the most ordinary day to day thing from his life/childhood. His stories were always captivating. I think a lot of the modern necessities really rip the human tradition of story telling (Television, etc.). It is becoming a lost art.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Oh man...ODERED.

    You are utterly classless.
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    Re: The Best Post Ever on RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    To me its more about the "story telling" ability than just writing. My great grandpa (born in 1900, or 1901 depending on who was asking) could tell the greatest stories about the most ordinary day to day thing from his life/childhood. His stories were always captivating. I think a lot of the modern necessities really rip the human tradition of story telling (Television, etc.). It is becoming a lost art.
    Very well put.

    Conveying thoughts creatively while using one's own language.

    I loved how ORG used the term "Ripsnort".

    That word has now officially entered my lexicon.
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