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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #50: August 20, 2019, 03:18:08 PM »
we're almost at 4 pages already.  This is unreal.

Earlier Slate asked a Q about the ping pong process.  Picture a big spinning basket like you'd see at bingo.  In it they'd put 365 ping pong balls, each with a day of the year in it.  Once a year they'd select the draft order by picking ping pong balls, usually done by the director of selective service.  For us it'd be a draft party. Everyone would gather round and the director would pull out a ball and whatever date was inside would be the first batch of draftees selected. For example the first ball chosen is March 1, those born on March 1 would be the first to be drafted.  They'd select all 365 balls and that was the draft order  that would be used the following year.  So after the draft order was established everyone knew where they stood the next year so you could use that year to start calling in favors if you had them to get in the navy, air force, guard, reserve, seminary, medical excuse, travel plans to Canada or Sweden, etc.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #51: August 20, 2019, 03:38:53 PM »
What's the record for most posts in a GDT before the game starts?

Old-timers really got their posts in before 4 p.m. dinner at Shoney's :stir:

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #52: August 20, 2019, 04:06:05 PM »
Old-timers really got their posts in before 4 p.m. dinner at Shoney's :stir:



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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #53: August 20, 2019, 04:39:11 PM »
Old-timers really got their posts in before 4 p.m. dinner at Shoney's :stir:
A good one

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #54: August 20, 2019, 04:57:12 PM »
A hellacious amount of boomer action has been going on with rain in western Fairfax. I hope the weather is better further up Braddock Rd.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #55: August 20, 2019, 05:03:40 PM »
A hellacious amount of boomer action has been going on with rain in western Fairfax. I hope the weather is better further up Braddock Rd.

Boomin' in E. Loudoun as well.    Got back from Shoney's just in time.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #56: August 20, 2019, 05:12:25 PM »
some thunder but nothing else here in Western Prince William.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #57: August 20, 2019, 05:19:50 PM »
We got hail.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #58: August 20, 2019, 05:21:06 PM »
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WASHINGTON NATIONALS at PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Where: PNC Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 84 degrees, wind 5 mph in from right field

NATIONALS (68-56)
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Matt Adams
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles
RHP Stephen Strasburg

PIRATES (51-73)
2B Adam Frazier
LF Bryan Reynolds
CF Starling Marte
1B Josh Bell
3B Colin Moran
RF José Osuna
SS Kevin Newman
C Kevin Stallings
RHP Chris Archer

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #59: August 20, 2019, 05:22:30 PM »
Old-timers really got their posts in before 4 p.m. dinner at Shoney's :stir:

Sometimes I think this is just a virtual gathering of a bunch of old farts talking about their social security benefits, good music back in the day, the weather forecast, and young woman they can't have now and never could handle back in the day.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #60: August 20, 2019, 05:24:53 PM »
Sometimes I think this is just a virtual gathering of a bunch of old farts talking about their social security benefits, good music back in the day, the weather forecast, and young woman they can't have now and never could handle back in the day.

You were doin' OK until you got to that last comma.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #61: August 20, 2019, 05:26:37 PM »

Alright, enough retirement talk.    Don't wanna piss off BiL.    :)

A little too late. Between the retirement planning seminar and GDTs that don't have lineups, I'm just about ready to lose it.


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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #62: August 20, 2019, 05:28:11 PM »
You were doin' OK until you got to that last comma.

Somehow I think you were a player back in the day. Some of the other old guys on here? Not so much.

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Re: Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #63: August 20, 2019, 05:38:49 PM »
Somehow I think you were a player back in the day. Some of the other old guys on here? Not so much.

I was never a player but I sure had some jobs that were conducive to those kinds of shenanigans.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #64: August 20, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Sometimes I think this is just a virtual gathering of a bunch of old farts talking about their social security benefits, good music back in the day, the weather forecast, and young woman they can't have now and never could handle back in the day.
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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #65: August 20, 2019, 06:02:44 PM »
I was never a player but I sure had some jobs that were conducive to those kinds of shenanigans.

DJ and bartenders got all the action.

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Re: Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 2
« Reply #66: August 20, 2019, 06:08:29 PM »
DJ and bartenders got all the action.

I was a DJ for a few years PT and my full time job included roamin' around the company.    :)

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I just want to know if they let you keep your triangle bayonet after the war

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I just want to know if they let you keep your triangle bayonet after the war

I have two bayonets  ...  one is my dad's from WWII (Navy) and one is my father-in-laws.    He was a 33 year career Navy Corpsman.    So you can imagine what he did after enlisting just before the Korean War.    I had my uncles (USMC Iwo Jima) but I gave it to his son when he got old enough to understand what it is about.   I'm the historian/genealogist of the family.     I have no bayonet from my service.    All I have is an old worn set of lapel crossed rifles.    I keep lookin' for my blue braid but I can't find the SOB.    The Continental Army must have the bayonet.

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We werent allowed to take the bayonet on the plane.

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We werent allowed to take the bayonet on the plane.

Yeah, those Revolutionary War air bases were a b**** on security.

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Yeah, those Revolutionary War air bases were a b**** on security.

You're the old one, not me. We ain't gonna get no fancy monuments to our war.

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You're the old one, not me. We ain't gonna get no fancy monuments to our war.

Statues are just like sprinkles, they’re only for winners.