On this Fathers Day, happy birthday to all you fathers out there

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  1. Tigger Please

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    RIP Ralph Kiner
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    No more Kiners Korner. :sad:
     
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    :crying:
     
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    I thought he was great on the air, seemed like nice guy too. My younger bro got his autograph a bunch of years ago. I took this ninja shot of him like 4 years ago or so as he was walking into stadium.
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    I thought I forgot today was Father's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cuss:
     
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    really? in February?
     
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    I'm only aware of the holidays where I get a day off, plumber.:mrpeanut:
     
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    [SIZE=-1]A List of Famous and Infamous Ralph Kiner Quotes


    "All of his saves have come in relief appearances"
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    Source: Sports Illustrated (July 5, 1989)
    [SIZE=-1]"All of the Mets road wins against the Dodgers this year occurred at Dodger Stadium."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat."[/SIZE] Source: Book of Sports Quotes (Bert Sugar)
    [SIZE=-1]"[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Darryl Strawberry[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"Hello, everybody. Welcome to Kiner's Corner. This is....uh. I'm...uh"[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"He's ([/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Bruce Sutter[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]) going to be out of action the rest of his career."[/SIZE] Source: The Sporting News (July 10, 1989)
    [SIZE=-1]"If[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Casey Stengel[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who has played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"It's ([/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Phil Niekro's[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]knuckleball) like watching Mario Andretti park a car."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Jose DeLeon[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]on his career has seventy-three wins and one-hundred and five RBIs."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Kevin McReynolds[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]stops at third and he scores."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"Now up to bat for the Mets is Gary Cooper."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"On Fathers Day, we again wish you all happy birthday."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"Solo homers usually come with no one on base."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"[/SIZE][SIZE=-1](Don) Sutton[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]lost thirteen games in a row without winning a ballgame."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"The Hall of Fame ceremonies are on the thirty-first and thirty-second of July."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"The reason the Mets have played so well at Shea this year is they have the best home record in baseball."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"This one deep to right and it is way back, going, going, it is gone, no off of the top of the wall."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"There's a lot of heredity in that family."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Tony Gwynn[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]was named player of the year for April."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water. The other third is covered by[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Garry Maddox[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]"You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes."[/SIZE] Source: The Sporting News (July 11, 1988)
     
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    that's rather selfish, schmoo. I expect better from you. :fil:
     
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    Really? One star for this thread? We pay homage to the late Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner here
     
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    Hard to fathom, that someone who is "naturally smart" could be so clueless.

    Do you have top remind yourself to breathe?
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I met him at a book signing at Shea Stadium about 10 years ago. Ironically, I think it was on Father's Day! He was a little out of it because of his neurological issues, but a nice man nonetheless.
     
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    Kiners Korner was a big part of my growing up history. I even had a special Kiners Korner theme song dance :dancin2:
     
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    :fail::cwl:
     
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    Yeah, "naturally smart"...

    [h=2][SUP]2[/SUP]fathom[/h] verb: to understand the reason for (something)
     
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    Ralph Kiner was the John Meyer of sports. He dated Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, and Elizabeth Taylor, and married a tennis champion.
     
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    Read it again slowly....:facepalm:
     
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    While not a Mets fan(due to the 1969 Orioles), I did like the way Ralph called a game...he was a great broadcaster, and, a great observer of the team he worked for...he will be missed.
     
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    i always feel bad when an old baseball player. it was Stan Musial last year.