Did I Ever Tell You That DOUG FISTER (Tonight’s WORLD SERIES Game 2 Starter For The DETROIT TIGERS) Is On MY Fantasy Baseball Team?!

Mister DOUG FISTER, Starting Pitcher, Detroit Tigers !!!

Well…

…Now I Have.

HA !!!

Took A Line-Drive Off His Noggin And He’s STILL Got A Pretty Wicked Curve-Ball !!!

GO TIGERS !!!

WOOT !!!

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In Regard To Tonight’s World Series Game 1, I Am Reminded Of “Aesop’s Fables”…

…And This Quote Totally Sums It Up For Me, Tonight.

THOUGH THIS MAY BE PLAY TO YOU, ‘TIS DEATH TO US.

AESOP

<<<(c. 620 B.C. – c. 564 B.C.)>>>

Oh Aesop…

…If Only You Knew, Dude.

If Only You Knew.

😦

BASEBALL And MILLI VANILLI! Wait… WHAT?! HOW!?!

Remember This One?!

… … …

You Said You Didn’t Need Her…

…You Told Her Goodbye…

…You Sacrificed A Good Love…

…To Satisfy Your Pride…

…Now You Wished That You Should Have Her…

…And You Feel Like Such A Fool…

…You Let Her Walk Away…

…Now It Just Don’t Feel The Same…

…Gotta Blame It On Something…

…Gotta Blame It On Something…

BLAME IT ON THE RAINIs Off Of The Hit 1989 AlbumGIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUEBy MILLI VANILLI !!!

…Blame It On The Rain…

…That Was Falling, Fallin’…

…Blame It On The Stars…

…That Shine At Night…

…Whatever You Do…

…Don’t Put The Blame On You…

…Blame It On The Rain…

…Yeah, Yeah…

…You Can Blame It On The Rain. …

… … … … …

… …

Yeah Yeah Yeah…

…I Know.

I’m Lame.

But I Do PROMISE, My Peeps…

…This Is The ONLY Song From Ole…

MILLI VANILLI

…That I Have.

Seriously.

IT IS!

I PROMISE PROMISE, My Peeps!!

😉

Okay.

Now That That’s Out Of The Way…

…Yes…

…I Seriously Do Enjoy The Jam…

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN

…But I Do Have A Very Good Reason!

It Reminds Me Of Fun Times Spent With An Exceptional Friend…

…Years And Years Ago…

…When I Found-Out It’s HIS Favorite Song By…

MILLI VANILLI

😀

I Was Never A Fan Of The Pop Duo, Until Then.

And I Still Don’t Consider Myself A Fan Of Theirs.

Just This ONE Song.

Now…

…Are You Ready For My Tie-In?!

Alright.

This Friend ALSO Just Happens To Be An Even Bigger Fan Of…

The DETROIT TIGERS

He’s The One Who Bought Me This DETROIT TIGERS T-Shirt Many A Moon Ago!

!!! !!! !!!

HA!

Bet You Didn’t Think I Could Make Mentioning This Song Relevant, Did Ya!

DID YA!!

HA HA!!!

Yes.

I’m Serious, My Peeps.

Thing Is…

…I Can’t Listen To This Song At All Without Thinking About Him…

…And All Those Crazy Crazy Nights Spent Kickin’-About…

…Getting Into AND Out-Of All Sorts Of Sordid Trouble.

He’s Crazy Like I Am…

…And Could (almost) Always Party Harder Than ANYONE ALIVE!

And When The Time Was Right…

…When The Party Was Starting To Look Like It Was Slipping…

…He’d Bust-Out…

MILLI VANILLI

…And…

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN

!!! !!!

😀       😀

O.M.G.

CRAZY CHIT, MANE!

Fo REALZ And Fo SHO!!

I Hadn’t Listened To This Song For Quite Some Time…

…That Is, Until Last Night.

I Was Thumbing Through Ye Ole MP3Player…

…And I Just Happened To Land On This Crackerjack Of A Ditty.

Suddenly…

…All These Memories Flooded To The Surface.

It Made Me Smile, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

So Much So, In Fact…

…I Couldn’t Pass-Up This Chance To Make Mention Of…

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN

&

The DETROIT TIGERS

…And Of How They’re Connected In My Twisted Mind!

😀     😀     😀

I Know My Old Friend Will Be Watching…

THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

…Between…

The DETROIT TIGERS

&

The SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

…And So Will I.

I Hope He Does Read This.

And I Hope It Makes Him Smile, Also.

It Should.

Of Course…

…It May Also Make Him Cringe A Tad When He Discovers I’ve Outed His Love Of…

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN

HA HA!!

Lucky For Him…

…However…

…I Love It, Also.

So We Can Commiserate With One Another.

😉

Goooooo TIGERS!!!

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“Swing Hard…”

“…Just In-Case They Throw The Ball Where You’re Swinging!”

DUKE SNIDER

EDWIN DONALD DUKE SNIDER

-[19262011]-

-=WORLD SERIES CHAMPION=-

-=MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HALL Of FAMER=-

“The First Principle Of Contract Negotiations Is Don’t Remind Them Of What You Did In The Past…”

“…Tell Them What You’re Going To Do In The Future.

STAN MUSIAL


(1920Present)

ALL-STAR

MVP

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

HALL Of FAME PLAYER

“He Wants To Do So Good, So Bad.” –SPARKY ANDERSON

SPARKY ANDERSON

-(19342010)-

Three Time WORLD SERIES Champion

HALL Of FAME MANAGER

Random Movie Mention: “GAME 6” (2005)

Y’all Know I’m Always Game For A Good Baseball Movie.

GAME 6

…Starring…

MICHAEL KEATON

GRIFFIN DUNNE

…And…

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

…However…

…Is A Bit Different From What I’m Used To.

And That’s Not Necessarily A Bad Thing.

I Do So Enjoy It When Someone Shakes-Up The Mold Of What One Might Be Expecting…

…Delivering Something Quirky…

…Something Off-Beat…

…Something Pretty Damned Original.

MICHAEL KEATON

…Is A Playwright.

His Latest Show Is Just Opening On BROADWAY…

…And It Just So Happens To Be Opening The Week Of The 1986 WORLD SERIES!

The 1986 WORLD SERIES Was A Hard-Fought Battle Between…

The NEW YORK METS

…And…

The BOSTON RED SOX

…And The Events of This Film Take Place The Day/Night Of…

…Yep…

GAME 6

…Which Was The Pivotal Game Of The Entire Series!

KEATON‘s Character “NICKY ROGAN” Is A Die-Hard Fan Of The RED SOX

…And He’s Obsessing A Bit.

The RED SOX Appear To Be On The Brink Of Finally Winning The WORLD SERIES For The First Time Since 1918…

…But “NICKY” Can’t Help But Feel Something Horrid Is Going To Happen…

…Both To His RED SOX And His New Play.

He Expects His SOX To Lose.

He Expects His Play To Be Lampooned And Fail.

He’s Just Not A Positive Thinker, To Say The Least.

We Already Know The SOX Would Go On To Lose GAME 6 Of The WORLD SERIES…

(and eventually the 7TH Game, also)

…But What’s Going To Happen With His Play???

I Suppose You’re Just Going To Have To Watch The Flick To Find Out!!!

😉

While…

GAME 6

…Is Not My Favorite Baseball-Themed Flick…

…It Really Was A Joy To Kick-It-Back And Watch It.

As I Said Before…

…It’s Quirky…

…It’s Off-Beat…

…And It’s Pretty Damned Original.

For Fans Of Flicks That Try To Turn A Classic Subject/Theme Into Something NEW…

…I Can Easily Recommend This Little Number.

Having Always Been A Major League Fan Of…

MICHAEL KEATON

(still my favorite BATMAN ever)

…I Went Into This Flick Not Knowing What To Think/Expect, But I Was Hopeful.

Once It Was Over…

…I Gave It A Day…

…Then I Watched It Again.

The Repeat Viewing Only Confirmed To Me What I’d Originally Thought.

I LIKED IT…

…And…

…I’D WATCH IT AGAIN!!!

.Period.

What More Could I Ask For, Ya Know?!?

The Flick Did What It Was Supposed To Do.

That’s Good Enough For ME.

Is That Good Enough For YOU, Also?!?

I Should Hope So!!!

😉

“A Manager’s Job Is Simple…”

“…For One-Hundred Sixty-Two Games You Try NOT To Screw-Up All That Smart Stuff Your Organization Did Last December.

EARL WEAVER

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WINNER Of FOUR (4) PENNANTS

1970 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

HALL Of FAME MANAGER