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    My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    I just got a phone call letting me know that my buddy is throwing out the first pitch at wrigley today. How cool is that?

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Is he someone important?
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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    His name is Brian Murphy - him and his brother and step mom are owners of Murphy's Bleachers (bar right across from Wrigley Bleachers).

    His dad (Jim) passed away a few years back and Brian (26 Years old) and his older Brother James (28 years old) took it over. Haven't run it into the ground yet.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieMilner View Post
    His name is Brian Murphy - him and his brother and step mom are owners of Murphy's Bleachers (bar right across from Wrigley Bleachers).

    His dad (Jim) passed away a few years back and Brian (26 Years old) and his older Brother James (28 years old) took it over. Haven't run it into the ground yet.
    I know "Murphy's Bleachers" well Nothing like being able to finish a beer at Murphys, walk 30' across the street and your inside Wrigley.
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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    they supposedly sell more bud light than any other bar in the country. At $6 a pop on game day, that =$$$$$

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    We really need to get all the Chicago people together for a game one of these days.... I know there's more than a few of us.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    i'll be there on Saturday and Sunday.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    If I ever get to throw out the first pitch, I'd do it up right. No Mark Mallory t-ball throw.

    Toe the rubber, wind up behind my head, big ole Juan Marichal leg kick, bow my back, and just air it out.

    Probably blow out my baling wire and chewing gum shoulder to pieces, but it would be worth it.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    If I ever get to throw out the first pitch, I'd do it up right. No Mark Mallory t-ball throw.

    Toe the rubber, wind up behind my head, big ole Juan Marichal leg kick, bow my back, and just air it out.

    Probably blow out my baling wire and chewing gum shoulder to pieces, but it would be worth it.
    I would throw the sickest 68 mph slider they have ever seen. Who am I kidding more like 58 mph.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    I throw like a girl...
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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    The murphy's also own some of the rooftops around Wrigley and since they have to pay the cubs $$ on the rooftops this is more of a corporate sponsor getting to throw out the first pitch. Still cool but not as random as you would think.
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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Just be careful to not mess up the mound...at all...or you'll have some angry grounds crewman after ya'! Haha! At GABP, "Gapper" would often tease our head groundkeeper while we were watering the field before the game. "Gapper" would often try to drag his feet on the infield or around the plate, thus messing it up, so he got sprayed with the water hose...I mean soaked!
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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Quote Originally Posted by LincolnparkRed View Post
    The murphy's also own some of the rooftops around Wrigley and since they have to pay the cubs $$ on the rooftops this is more of a corporate sponsor getting to throw out the first pitch. Still cool but not as random as you would think.
    I usually throw a rooftop party on their roof every summer. Its a good time.

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Grounds_Crew View Post
    Just be careful to not mess up the mound...at all...or you'll have some angry grounds crewman after ya'! Haha! At GABP, "Gapper" would often tease our head groundkeeper while we were watering the field before the game. "Gapper" would often try to drag his feet on the infield or around the plate, thus messing it up, so he got sprayed with the water hose...I mean soaked!
    Should have gone after him with a bat. Gapper drives me freaking nuts and I hate him. [/end rant]

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    Re: My Buddy is Throwing Out the First Pitch Today

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Should have gone after him with a bat. Gapper drives me freaking nuts and I hate him. [/end rant]
    Couldn't agree more. I'm still trying to figure out if its the guy inside the costume that drives me nuts, or the costume. In the end it's really a moot point, I just can't stand either of them.
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