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Letter here
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Reading this was the best part of my day so far.

I love his response to "What do you want me to do with it...?" Ballsy!

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Heh, that was great. Ah, the good old all American sport.
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Is the language and terminology correct for 1973?
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OMG When I read the first part of his response, I thought he meant FROM the Yankee's Bull Pen [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by eif:
OMG When I read the first part of his response, I thought he meant FROM the Yankee's Bull Pen [Eek!]

Well, the Yankees did suck for most of the 70s!!!


Allow me [fish]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cowboy Joe:
Well, the Yankees did suck for most of the 70s!!!

Not just for most of the '70s. The Yankees just suck. Period.

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so, does that make being Gay as American as Apple pie?

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The Mick's answer sounds about right. Remember this was the same guy who advertised about his fried chicken restaurant business,"The only way to get a better piece of chicken is to be a rooster."

[Eek!] At first I thought he meant the bullpen was giving him the blow job too.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Demon:
so, does that make being Gay as American as Apple pie?

Maybe I missed the gay part... the letter clearly said that the partner was a "she"?

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Pogue Ma-humbug
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FWIW, the signature is identical to the one in my autographed book, The Mick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spamamander, the home game:
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Demon:
so, does that make being Gay as American as Apple pie?

Maybe I missed the gay part... the letter clearly said that the partner was a "she"?
You need to read the two posts above that one.

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This goes into the I hope it's real file.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Dylan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spamamander, the home game:
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Demon:
so, does that make being Gay as American as Apple pie?

Maybe I missed the gay part... the letter clearly said that the partner was a "she"?
You need to read the two posts above that one.
I did... maybe I was too young in the 70's to get it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spamamander, the home game:
quote:
Originally posted by Jack Dylan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spamamander, the home game:
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Demon:
so, does that make being Gay as American as Apple pie?

Maybe I missed the gay part... the letter clearly said that the partner was a "she"?
You need to read the two posts above that one.
I did... maybe I was too young in the 70's to get it.
They were thinking that the phrase "by the Yankee's bullpen" meant performed by the bullpen (people all of whom are male as was Mickey) not performed next to the bullpen by a woman. The commment was a joke based upon the misunderstanding.

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If that's not true, it should be.

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That is just tremendous.

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A perfect example of "Don't ask the question, if you may not like the answer."

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