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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Terrific read.

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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Another vote for greatest post ever
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Still brings a tear to my eye. Does anyone have a picture of the GABP brick?
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Still brings a tear to my eye. Does anyone have a picture of the GABP brick?
    Here's the thread w/pic and location...

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ighlight=brick
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Here's the thread w/pic and location...

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ighlight=brick
    Wow...I've read this post before, but I've never seen the brick. What a great quotation. Forgive my ignorance, but where does that come from? Was it an ORG quote or is it from somewhere else?
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I've only been around since about Turkey day of '06. I know this forum was named in ORG's honor but know very little history. Would some of the guys who were around in the beginning care to give some background/history about ORG and maybe some of the other "oldtimers"?
    I second this. I need some more info on him!

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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Wow...I've read this post before, but I've never seen the brick. What a great quotation. Forgive my ignorance, but where does that come from? Was it an ORG quote or is it from somewhere else?
    It was an excerpt from one of his poems. Give me a few minutes and I'll try and dig up the poem in its entirety.

    Edit: I was unable to find it. I think the board crashes over the years have taken their toll. Most of the links to threads I searched for are no longer valid.
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    "I'd see a ballgame and he'd see a ballet, an opera and a metaphor for life being lived out on the diamond."
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    "I'd see a ballgame and he'd see a ballet, an opera and a metaphor for life being lived out on the diamond."
    That was a quote from his son, also a poster here for a while.
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    He wrote some fantastic stuff about his father and his own youth too.

    We were very lucky to know him.

    He was a baseball man for the ages.
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Thanks WOY.

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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    I loved ORG.
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Hello all. I've logged on to thank you for your respects to my father. I couldn’t get it to work, however. It took my screenname RoyalsReds, but says I don’t have access. So I figured I’d get through this way if you don’t mind. I’m writing about my dad. You knew him as Old Red Guard. To us kids (he had 5 of us, 3 boys, 2 girls and 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren) he was Poppa. My brother and Mom told me about you guys - I had to look you up but I was stunned to log on and find RIP to my dad was the first post listed. Wow! I read through it yesterday but had to wait til today to write. I cried like a baby. Well, what can I say? Poppa was always telling us stories about baseball - in fact I used to cringe when he'd get started. I'd give my left arm to hear those stories now. He was my coach, my son's coach and my grandson's coach. I read about the oven mitts. That's true. It weas how he began every spring. And he'd belt the ball at you. Except it was a rubber ball! He wouldn't tell us the first day and the new players would duck - the rest of us would laugh our tails off. He was hard nosed. His brother lives in Loveland and tells me the time they were playing in Legion ball long ago and my uncle stole second. Poppa was the shortstop and trotted over and told him hey, nice job but its a foul ball - whereupon my uncle headed back to first and my dad promptly ran over and tagged him out. Uncle Russ still hollers about that. But I'm your brother! To which Poppa always replied - Brother hell, this is baseball!

    He was a curmudgeon. He hated everything new. Then 2 days later he'd know more about it than anyone in the family. Damn computers! Everythings computerized he'd growl. Then I'd get an email from him with a powerpoint attachment. Damn cable TV, he'd growl. Then he'd call and invite me over to watch one of the umpteen hundred and five sports channels he'd subscribed to on his flat screen.

    He was born in 1929, in October. He always said he was born and the world went to hell in a handbasket. He could flat out write. Stories, poetry, letters. All us kids have a bit of his talent. I can write reasonably but not the way he could make you see things. He quit school in the 7th grade, or maybe the 8th. He said that was about the equivalent of high school and high school was like college today and college then was like having a masters degree today. He was the smartest person I've ever known - he read everything from cereal boxes to books. If it had print he'd read it. But his poetry is just great. He wrote about baseball - and life and love and mostly always it lifts you up - he was always funny or optimistic about everything - even when he grouched it was with a twist that made you see things differently. That was really his talent. I'd see a ballgame and he'd see a ballet, an opera and a metaphor for life being lived out on the diamond.

    Anyway, thank you - each one who wrote a kind response. I took the liberty of printing it all out for mom to read. She was always his practical half - she'd keep him grounded and he'd give her the chance to fly once in awhile. And right now she's still lost. They were married 56 years. Maybe your words will help her smile. She made a 25.00 contribution - just a thank you.


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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    If I ever make it to heaven, I like to think there will be a replica of Crosley Field there, and occasionally I'll find myself watching a game seated next to ORG.

    Of course, as the old joke goes, there won't be baseball in heaven because of the lack of umpires..
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    Re: Getting the itch? Read ORG Great Post.

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    If I ever make it to heaven, I like to think there will be a replica of Crosley Field there, and occasionally I'll find myself watching a game seated next to ORG.

    Of course, as the old joke goes, there won't be baseball in heaven because of the lack of umpires..
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