Comments on: MLB Network: The Stat Story, Sept. 18, 10pm ET http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147739 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:51:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147739 All you have to is find a guy who's been in the show with no teeth and a felony robbery conviction on his record...

So what you're saying is that we need to contact Ron LeFlore's dentist. Quite a Wednesday we've got going here . . . (-;þ

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By: BDF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147475 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 03:14:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147475 @7:

Ed Delahanty? Jim Piersall? Nyjer Morgan? There may have been only one Fly Williams ...

No, wait, it's Carl Everett, right? Or Milton Bradley ...

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147326 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 21:10:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147326 @5 ,@7 - Yes, the book "Loose Balls" by Terry Pluto is probably the definitive history of the ABA, as well as being as funny as the devil - highly recommended. I also like Costas' stories about Marvin "Bad News" Barnes.

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By: w.k.kortas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147321 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:44:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147321 @7:

All you have to is find a guy who's been in the show with no teeth and a felony robbery convinction on his record...

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By: Chuck http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147318 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:32:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147318 I remember a couple of years ago when the promos and trailers were coming out for "The Bronx is Burning", and making sure the kids were in bed and the beer cold when the shows started.

It took about 20 minutes of the first episode to realize what a complete load of crap the series was going to be, and after watching the first and half of the second couldn't watch anymore because of the outright lies and fabrications.

Jesus, what's next for Costas after this..Dancing with the Stars?

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147303 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:58:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147303 Thomas, anyone who cites Loose Balls is all right in my book.

I wonder who Costas would say is the MLB version of Fly Williams.

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By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147299 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:42:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147299 thanks for the info! Setting DVR

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147253 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:52:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147253 @3

One of my favorite Bob Costas story comes from when he was an announcer for the St. Louis Spirits of the ABA.

There is the legendary story about the Spirits getting ready to depart on a flight that left Louisville, Ky., at 8 p.m. and would get into St. Louis at 7:56 p.m. due to a time-zone change. Bob was standing with the players, who were all holding their traveling schedules. Marvin 'Bad News' Barnes sauntered up to Costas and pointing at his itinerary said, “I ain’t getting on no time machine."

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147242 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:30:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147242 I can't wait to see this. And since it is on The MLB Network, I should have no problem convincing my dad to watch it with me. The release will be a nice primer for when Moneyball hits theaters five days later.

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By: Pat D http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14713/comment-page-1#comment-147213 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:44:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14713#comment-147213 I hope Costas will take time to tell us the story about Bob Gibson and Pete Lacock.

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