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Wednesday’s Hero – Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman

Wednesday’s Hero – Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman
April 23, 2014
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Lt. Col.Jerry Coleman 89 years old from San Diego, California VMSB-341, VMA-323 New York Yankees 1949-1957 September 14, 1924 – …Read the Rest

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POTUS While Black

POTUS While Black
April 10, 2014
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Henry Aaron, the greatest home run hitter in the history of baseball said it all the other day.  The rabid …Read the Rest

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What Is Greatness?

What Is Greatness?
April 9, 2014
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Henry Aaron was the last Major League player to be part of the Negro Leagues. One of the great benefits …Read the Rest

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Baseball Is Back

Baseball Is Back
March 31, 2014
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Today the world is young again.  It is a day of infinite possibilities where anything can happen.  It is a …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman

Wednesday’s Hero – Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman
February 19, 2014
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Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman 89 years old from San Diego, Calif. VMTB-341, VMA-323 September 14, 1924 – January 5, 2014  …Read the Rest

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Tired Person Blog Post

Tired Person Blog Post
January 5, 2014
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This has been a long week.  Friday night, I was so tired, I couldn’t sleep.  Two days have been spent …Read the Rest

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Immortality Acheived!

Immortality Acheived!
December 9, 2013
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This year, the Atlanta Braves have a huge chunk going into the 2014 Hall of Fame.  Joe Torre, Hall of …Read the Rest

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Teddy Ballgame’s Big Day

Teddy Ballgame’s Big Day
September 28, 2013
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On September 28, 1941 Ted Williams made history.  Always a man of courage, he could have sat out the game, …Read the Rest

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Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?

Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?
September 18, 2013
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Once again Sean Gastonguay is taking his ‘Christian’ and patriotic family on a dangerous ocean voyage because he believes in …Read the Rest

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Shoeless Joe Jackson on Shoeless Joe Jackson

Shoeless Joe Jackson on Shoeless Joe Jackson
July 16, 2013
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I found this the other day.  It is an interview of Shoeless Joe Jackson by the late, great sportswriter, Furman …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – Buffalo Soldiers

Wednesday’s Hero – Buffalo Soldiers
February 27, 2013
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The Pink Flamingo is doing something a little bit different here.  I’m running today’s Wednesday’s Hero as my regular post. …Read the Rest

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?
January 19, 2013
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I am a kindergarten drop-out. Lately, The Pink Flamingo has been getting question about who I am.  You can find …Read the Rest

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Felix Hernandez – Immortal

Felix Hernandez – Immortal
August 15, 2012
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2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez has pitched a perfect game today!  He is now immortal.  It is the 23rd …Read the Rest

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We Hold These Truths….

We Hold These Truths….
July 4, 2012
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Today, on the Fourth of July, it is time to discuss what makes America so great.  It is so obvious, …Read the Rest

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Tebow or Nobow

Tebow or Nobow
March 23, 2012
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Ever heard of Bobby Richardson? Baseball fans are a strange group of useful idiots.  We will argue over the smallest …Read the Rest

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Rage About Roids

Rage About Roids
February 25, 2012
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On Thursday, Brewer’s outfielder Ryan Braun was exonerated of the uses of steroids and his 50 game suspension was lifted. …Read the Rest

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BREAKING: Another Cincinnati Red Achieves Immortality

BREAKING:  Another Cincinnati Red Achieves Immortality
January 9, 2012
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A. Bartlett Giamatti was a sorry Commissioner if ever there was one, but not near as bad as what we …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – Theodore Samuel Williams

Wednesday’s Hero – Theodore Samuel Williams
October 12, 2011
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Capt. Theodore “Ted” Williams (Center) 83 years old from San Diego, CA VMF-311, Marine Aircraft Group 33 (MAG-33) Baseball Hall …Read the Rest

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70 Years Ago Today .406!

70 Years Ago Today .406!
September 28, 2011
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How about a baseball trivia question for you.  Who was John Glenn’s wingman during the Korean War? What happens when …Read the Rest

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Tea Party “Patriots” as True Believers

Tea Party “Patriots” as True Believers
July 26, 2011
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“…For many people, the will to believe at times overrides the ability to think critically about the evidence for and …Read the Rest

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Willie, Mickey, and the Duke (1926-2011)

Willie, Mickey, and the Duke (1926-2011)
February 27, 2011
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The song featured Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. The Duke died today.  He was ranked #84 on the list of …Read the Rest

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Somewhere In This Favored Land the Sun Is Shining Bright

Somewhere In This Favored Land the Sun Is Shining Bright
February 13, 2011
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Dedicated to the memory of George Sparky Anderson (1934-2010) “It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the …Read the Rest

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BREAKING: Bob Feller Dead at 92

BREAKING:  Bob Feller Dead at 92
December 15, 2010
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Baseball has lost one of the greats, not only a great pitcher, but a great person. “..Feller died at 9:15 …Read the Rest

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R. I. P. Sparky Anderson

R. I. P. Sparky Anderson
November 4, 2010
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George “Sparky” Anderson became immortal in 2000 when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was arguably the …Read the Rest

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The Shot Heard Round the World

The Shot Heard Round the World
August 17, 2010
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What was on deck when Bobby Thompson hit the shot heard round the world on August 11, 1951? You may …Read the Rest

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Can He Really Be This Stupid?

Can He Really Be This Stupid?
July 13, 2010
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First things first:  Condolences go to the Steinbrinner family as George Steinbrinner went out on his own terms, on the …Read the Rest

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Perfection, Twice in One Month!

Perfection, Twice in One Month!
May 29, 2010
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Today Ray Halladay achieved perfection as he led the Phils to a 1-0 win against the Marlins. Twenty days ago Dallas Braden did the same thing.

There have been only 20 perfect games in history.

Wonder why there have been 2 in a month?

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The Day Dallas Braden Was Perfect

The Day Dallas Braden Was Perfect
May 9, 2010
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On Sunday, May 9, 2010, Dallas Braden became a dimi-god. If he makes it to the Hall of Fame, he becomes immortal, but he did something only 19 other pitchers have done before he did it. (If you can watch the last couple of minutes of this clip and not bawl, you don’t love baseball).

The Pink Flamingo dislikes the Oakland A’s. BUT – a perfect game is a perfect game!

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Happy First Day of Spring (Training)

Happy First Day of Spring (Training)
February 17, 2010
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“…The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. …Read the Rest

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Pre-Spring Training Treat: Say Hey!

Pre-Spring Training Treat:  Say Hey!
February 12, 2010
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Picture This: Once upon a time, before The Pink Flamingo was even born, the powers that be in baseball considered …Read the Rest

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