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Ron Shelton (who wrote and directed Bull Durham and was a minor league infielder in the Baltimore organization) has a piece in the L. A. Times today about Steve Dalkowski - said to have thrown up to 110 mph. Enough for Williams to step away from the plate after one pitch in a ST game. Cal Ripkin Sr was his catcher. Joe Altobelli was his roomie. Dalko is being inducted into The Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Immortals today.

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A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Good story. Good job by Shelton too, but I'm a Shelton fanboy. I love that line by Ripken, Sr. that Dalko was wild high and low, but not in and out; though the hitters didn't know that. Reminds me of the headgames Crash would play with the green Class A hitters in Bull Durham. I disolve into giggles whenever those scenes appear and I attempt to do similar stunts with the kids I work with.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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From the LA Times sports section today, Chris Erskine takes in a Cal League (class A) game with Shelton.  He notes that Shelton is working on turning Bull Durham into a musical.

 

 

Act I closing number (a locker room sequence involving the whole team) - The Rose Goes in the Front, Big Boy

 

Some other possible song titles....

 

Throw the Ball! Hit the Ball! Catch the Ball!  (Skip solo)

 

That's a No-No with Umpires (You're a C**ksucker!)

 

He F**ks Like He Pitches (Annie and Millie duet)


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From the LA Times sports section today, Chris Erskine takes in a Cal League (class A) game with Shelton.  He notes that Shelton is working on turning Bull Durham into a musical.

 

 

Act I closing number (a locker room sequence involving the whole team) - The Rose Goes in the Front, Big Boy

 

Some other possible song titles....

 

Throw the Ball! Hit the Ball! Catch the Ball!  (Skip solo)

 

That's a No-No with Umpires (You're a C**ksucker!)

 

He F**ks Like He Pitches (Annie and Millie duet)

 

dance number: Lollygaggers


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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