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    Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    I found this clip on the Billings Gazette website about a woman who has been following the Mustangs since 1948. She's considered the team's #1 fan:

    http://www.billingsgazette.net/m/pla...007/08/29/barb

    Here's the accompanying article:

    Billings Mustangs' No. 1 fanBy CASEY RIFFE
    Of The Gazette Staff

    Barb Barreth is not just a member of the Billings Mustangs Fan Club. In addition to selling 50/50 raffle tickets at every game, she leads the crowd in cheers throughout the game, complete with red and white pompoms.

    The money from the ticket sales is split with the winner of the drawing, with the rest going to pay for supplies and picnics for the Mustangs players.

    Named the "fan of the year" in 2004, Barreth has been going to Mustangs games since the beginning, and was a member of the "knothole gang."

    She no longer drives, but friends give her rides to games.

    "This is my second home," she said.

    She is a popular fixture at games in her assortment of pin-covered hats, with many patriotic pins given to her by fans.

    "They're all special to me," she said of the pins. "Because they were given to me out of friendship or love."

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    Re: Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    I spent a week in Billings in 2005.
    that lady was a Hoot.
    "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
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    Re: Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by FIRELEFT View Post
    I spent a week in Billings in 2005.
    that lady was a Hoot.
    "Hoot" is exactly the word that came to mind when I saw it.

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    Re: Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    When I say the subject title a new it had to be her.
    However, she said I would win the 50/50 and i didn't.
    She didn't promise she just said she felt good about it.
    "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
    Sandy Koufax

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    Re: Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by FIRELEFT View Post
    When I say the subject title a new it had to be her.
    However, she said I would win the 50/50 and i didn't.
    She didn't promise she just said she felt good about it.
    I think she was hitting on you.
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    Re: Billings Mustangs No. 1 Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    I think she was hitting on you.
    Don't tell my wife.
    "Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
    Sandy Koufax


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