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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #75: April 02, 2024, 07:50:55 PM »
Larry Lucchino (1945-2024)

1979-1985 Member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Redskins
1988–1993 President of the Baltimore Orioles
1995–2001 President of the San Diego Padres
2002–2015 President of the Boston Red Sox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Lucchino

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #76: April 02, 2024, 08:12:42 PM »
Larry Lucchino (1945-2024)

1979-1985 Member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Redskins
1988–1993 President of the Baltimore Orioles
1995–2001 President of the San Diego Padres
2002–2015 President of the Boston Red Sox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Lucchino

Sad to hear

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #77: April 03, 2024, 06:11:22 PM »
Richard Serra (85) - leading American Postminimalist sculptor.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #78: April 09, 2024, 06:30:26 PM »
Prof Peter HIggs (94) - Nobel Laureate Physicist who theorized the Higgs Boson particle.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #79: April 11, 2024, 10:47:01 AM »
Juice squeezed for the last time: OJ Simpson at 76. Apparently, he never found the real killer, either.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #80: April 11, 2024, 11:08:56 AM »
One of the most iconic people in US history, not going to shed any tears for him.  And whenever I think of him, I will think of the greatest prank phone call ever.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #81: April 11, 2024, 11:10:37 AM »
Cancer.  Hope he suffered a lot. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #82: April 11, 2024, 11:19:53 AM »
A fellow on another forum asked, "Does the coffin fit?"

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #83: April 11, 2024, 11:20:09 AM »
A fellow on another forum asked, "Does the coffin fit?"
:shock:

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #84: April 11, 2024, 11:23:50 AM »
Juice squeezed for the last time: OJ Simpson at 76. Apparently, he never found the real killer, either.
Rest in piss

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #85: April 11, 2024, 11:31:46 AM »
Drudge: Cancer Murders OJ

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #86: April 11, 2024, 11:41:50 AM »
Taro Akebono (54) - first non-Japanese Yokozuna.  :(

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« Reply #87: April 11, 2024, 11:55:15 AM »
Taro Akebono (54) - first non-Japanese Yokozuna.  :(
This is fun to watch. 


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #88: April 11, 2024, 01:01:04 PM »
And whenever I think of him, I will think of the greatest prank phone call ever.

Same!

I see OJ, and he scared! Oh, and Baba Booey to y'all.




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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #89: April 11, 2024, 01:06:01 PM »
Same!

I see OJ, and he scared! Oh, and Baba Booey to y'all.
:thumbs:

Did you see Al Michaels when he went on Stern to discuss the call? He talked about how he knew pretty much right away, from the tone of the guy's voice, that it was a prank call but he was in a different location and had no way to let ABC or Peter Jennings know that the call was a fake, so he just rode it out until the end when he was able to finally jump in.

In a later interview he said:

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This is the whole country watching a prank call on network television. In any conversation of great prank calls, it is in the conversation. People know me from a hockey game, from an earthquake, from the O.J chase. The fact that I have done multiple Olympics, eight World Series, eight Super Bowls and a ninth coming this year, is kind of shoved off to the side. It is a hockey game, an earthquake and the O.J. case (laughs). I was trying to parse so carefully what I was saying that when the prank call was over I used words like “lest” and “farcical.' I love being in New York because there’s always fans yelling to me that “It’s totally farcical, Al!”

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #90: April 12, 2024, 08:59:52 AM »
Juice squeezed for the last time: OJ Simpson at 76. Apparently, he never found the real killer, either.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #91: April 16, 2024, 12:06:36 PM »
Whitey Herzog at 92.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #92: April 16, 2024, 02:19:06 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2024/04/16/carl-erskine-dodgers-boys-of-summer-dead-obituary/

97. Friends with Jackie Robinson instantly. Grew up in an integrated town and high school in Indiana, so was comfortable in integrated settings and with mulit-racial friends. Later, when his 4th child was born with Downs Syndrome, he and his wife raised her at home. Ethel Kennedy reached out to him to lead the special olympics in Indiana.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #93: April 16, 2024, 03:29:24 PM »
Whitey Herzog at 92.

Whitey came up with the Nats in 1956. Did not hit much, and Calvin Griffith pushed him along to the Kansas City A's.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #94: April 16, 2024, 03:52:02 PM »
Whitey came up with the Nats in 1956. Did not hit much, and Calvin Griffith pushed him along to the Kansas City A's.

I remember him at Griffith Stadium

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #95: April 16, 2024, 04:09:18 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2024/04/16/carl-erskine-dodgers-boys-of-summer-dead-obituary/

97. Friends with Jackie Robinson instantly. Grew up in an integrated town and high school in Indiana, so was comfortable in integrated settings and with mulit-racial friends. Later, when his 4th child was born with Downs Syndrome, he and his wife raised her at home. Ethel Kennedy reached out to him to lead the special olympics in Indiana.

Wow, quite a run, Whitey too

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #96: April 18, 2024, 01:16:53 PM »
Dickey Betts at 80.  Ramblin no more.  Great guitarist. 


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #97: April 18, 2024, 01:30:19 PM »
Dickey Betts at 80.  Ramblin no more.  Great guitarist. 


from about 10 years ago.


Blue Sky is one of my favorites. I find it interesting that it was a staple of two bands after Dickie was booted from the ABB. This is his version. I've got to dig up Warren Haynes's with the ABB.

Of course, the Duane / Dickie version is the classic, but does anyone have another interesting version?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #98: April 18, 2024, 01:36:04 PM »
here's his son Duane playing with  Tedeschi Trucks in DC a month ago.


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« Reply #99: April 18, 2024, 02:03:17 PM »
Not his song but a great acoustic solo at the end of this. Trivia:  the last night of the Dennis Miller show.