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The Greatest Ever

The Greatest Ever
October 5, 2014
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“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have …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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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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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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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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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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South Carolina Historical Perspectives

South Carolina Historical Perspectives
January 9, 2012
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Newt’s SuperPAC is in the process of creating a video about Bain Capital.  The Pink Flamingo thinks Bain Capital is …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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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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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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BREAKING: McGwire Admits Steroid Use

BREAKING:  McGwire Admits Steroid Use
January 11, 2010
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Mark McGwire has finally admitted to using steroids for nearly a decade. The way I feel about the use of those things, and what it has done to baseball – put an asterick by the record. Roger Maris lived with it, but Maris did his record the old fashioned way – he earned it.

We all know it is about getting into the HOF. Sorry, but after this, I have no sympathy. Then again, the way I detest the Cards (my least favorite team) what can you expect?

“...Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. “I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said in a statement. “It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.” McGwire also used human growth hormone, a person close to McGwire said, speaking on condition of anonymity because McGwire didn’t include that detail in his statement. McGwire’s decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, his final big league team. Tony La Russa, McGwire’s manager in Oakland and St. Louis, has been among McGwire’s biggest supporters and thinks returning to the field can restore the former slugger’s reputation. “I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come,” McGwire said. “It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected.”…”

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Andre Dawson Becomes Immortal Today

Andre Dawson Becomes Immortal Today
January 6, 2010
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Andre Dawson joined the ranks of the Immortals today. After nine years of waiting, he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

…A jump of 59 votes from 2009 got Dawson into baseball’s Hall of Fame in his ninth year on the ballot. Dawson, the only player elected this year, was thrilled.

“The wait isn’t a big factor in the scheme of things,” Dawson said. “You get frustrated when people say, ‘When are you going to get in,’ and you don’t have an answer for that. As I sit here now, I think it was well worth the wait. … One thing my mama always said is it’s going to happen one day, just be ready when it happens.”

Dawson, who finished 44 votes short a year ago when Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were elected, was named on 420 of 539 ballots in this year’s Baseball Writers Association of America election — good for 77.9 percent of the vote.

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Is Curt Schilling Thinking About a Run?

Is Curt Schilling Thinking About a Run?
September 6, 2009
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Curt Schilling has a new blog post about what he believes.  I believe it could be a platform for a …Read the Rest

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First They Came for Palin, Now They Are After Schilling

First They Came for Palin, Now They Are After Schilling
September 3, 2009
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Have you wondered if certain Democrats have a soul or actual morality?  Want proof that they do not? First they …Read the Rest

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Finally, Jim Rice Receives His Well-Earned Immortality

Finally, Jim Rice Receives His Well-Earned Immortality
July 26, 2009
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“…finally I am Jim Rice, called a Baseball Hall of Famer!” After many years of waiting, Anderson’s Jim Rice has …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Gary Sheffield’s Immortality Guaranteed

UPDATED: Gary Sheffield’s Immortality Guaranteed
April 18, 2009
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Gary Sheffield became only the 25th person to hit 500 home runs, thereby securing a first ballot HOF vote. UPDATE:  …Read the Rest

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An Honroable POTUS Throws Out First Pitch

An Honroable POTUS Throws Out First Pitch
April 6, 2009
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If you want to know the heart and mind of America, you need to understand Baseball. Take Me Out to …Read the Rest

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Jim Rice Finally Makes It!

Jim Rice Finally Makes It!
January 12, 2009
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I lived near enough to Anderson, SC, that Jim Rice was the “home-town” player who made good.   I have been …Read the Rest

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BREAKING: Smoltz Heading to Boston

BREAKING:  Smoltz Heading to Boston
January 8, 2009
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When a pitcher is in his early 40s, coming off major surgery it can go either way.  Either he has …Read the Rest

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Update on Little Joe’s Status

Update on Little Joe’s Status
December 8, 2008
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 I may as well face the fact that Little Joe doesn’t like me.  Yesterday when Maggie told …Read the Rest

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