† RIP Renfield #686 – Football OUT – Baseball IN †

† RIP Renfield #686 – Football OUT – Baseball IN †

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ISSUE # 686———-———Feb-2-2013

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Football  OUT – Baseball  IN

(spring training)
http://springtrainingmagazine.com/

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SUPERBOWL ?

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It’s over Johnny !!!

Time now for those whose life is ’sidelined’
by the season of gladiatorial spectacle to ‘jones’ !
And if you’d like the day after the Superbowl off work
so you can ‘recover’ from the ‘freebie’ day of debauchery,
start a petition to play the game on Saturdays !!!

(not a west coast problem, game over 3 hours earlier)
Sleep it off, skip church instead of school & work !

(listen to me go…. some ‘big words too!)

WHICH BRINGS US TO BASEBALL..

AND SPRING TRAINING

and none of the inherent violence associated with football
and a game much more suited to inviting
and featuring kid singers who experienced
ultimate violence surrounding the ’sandy hook’ shootings !


PLAY  BALL !!!
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R.I.P

The notoriously feisty Hall of Fame manager…

Earl Weaver

005 - RIP DEAD - EARL WEAVER


Earl Weaver always was up for an argument,
especially with an umpire.

At the slightest provocation,
the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back,
point his finger squarely at an ump’s chest and then fire away.
The Hall of Fame manager even tangled with his own players.
All this from a 5-foot-6 pepperpot who hated to be doubted.

Although reviled by some,
Weaver was beloved in Baltimore & remained an Oriole to the end.
Weaver took the Orioles to the World Series four times
over 17 seasons but won only one title, in 1970.

006 - EARL WEAVER UMP ARGUE


Weaver had a reputation as a winner, but umpires knew him as a hothead.
Weaver would often turn his hat backward and yell directly into an umpire’s face
to argue a call or a rule, and after the inevitable ejection he would more often than not
kick dirt on home plate or on the umpire’s shoes.
He was ejected 91 times, including once in both games of a doubleheader.

SALTY ?    YOU JUDGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQbN0jFo_k


WHOA BOY !!!


007 - Rest in peace field dreams
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Stan ‘the man’ Musial

008 - RIP DEAD - STAN MUSIAL

Stanley Frank “Stan” Musial played 22 seasons
for the St. Louis Cardinals (1941–1963).
Nicknamed “Stan the Man”, Musial was a record 24-time All-Star selection
(tied with Willie Mays), and is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters
in baseball history. He compiled 3,630 hits (ranking 4th all-time & most in a career
spent with only one team). With 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road,
he is also considered to be the most consistent hitter of his era.
He also compiled 475 home runs during his career,
was named the National League’s(NL)  Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times,
and won three World Series championship titles.
Musial was a first-ballot inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Missed some ball when serving in the navy… WW2

009 - RIP 3 STONES HALF MAST
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SUPERBOWL – eh !

I’ve only gotten into the ‘habit’
of watching the game (or most of it, some of it?)
the last few years.  Didn’t watch all year,
but saw some playoff games.
It’s never been a party day for me
and I think it’s quite silly that many people do !

ANYWAY…

I got ‘wind’ that the ’sandy hook’ kids
will be performing at the SUPERBOWL !
I saw & heard the ’somewhere over the rainbow’
they prepared and it was quite touching (and sad).

There’s alot to be said about the kids being ‘used’
for political purposes (anti-gun stuff),
but I can see the other-side who’d argue
that it would be more of a ‘tribute’
to the surviving victims of the horror.

BUT WHY AT A HAPPY OCCASION ?
(not done for columbine or other school shootings)

MY  VIEW-POINT ?

First of all…  it’s a real ‘downer’
on a HUGE drinking & partying day.
The’rainbow’ should make you cry !
(good time for ‘up-people’ to take a piss)
There are more appropriate venues.
(ie. give them an across-network hour as tribute)

I HAVE TO BE REMINDED AT THE ONE TIME
I CAN FORGET MY OWN TROUBLES,
HAVE FUN & MAKE BELIEVE THAT
ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD ?

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” DUDE, YER KILLIN’ MY ‘BUZZ’ !!! ”
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AND SECOND …

If it’s a statement AGAINST violence,
WHY HIGHLIGHT IT DURING A
TREMENDOUSLY VIOLENT SPORT ?

It’s a mixed message at best !

(brain damaging concussions, career ending injuries,
DUI’s, car deaths, suicides, arrests?)

((hmm… maybe LINDSAY LOHAN should be COMMISSIONER))
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010 - AD FORGOT HITS - KENT

http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/

THIS  IS  DA  PLACE !!!
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NOT ALL THAT VIOLENT ?

More and more current pro-players
are unsure if they’d let, or encourage
their own kids to play !
(put Obama on that list too)

BETTER TO PLAY BASEBALL !!!

It can be ‘berry,berry’ good to you !
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BY THE WAY….

CHICAGO has had 42 shootings,
the illegal hand gun kind, since January 1st.

HOW CAN THAT BE ?

The LAW there has had them banned
for at least a decade !
Some of the toughest anti-gun laws you’re going to find !
At least they do a good job of keeping legal guns
out of the hands of responsible citizens.

(where do you get ammo?)
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Syria conflict: Britain to provide

extra £21m in humanitarian aid…

(AND QUICKLY)

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POWERLESS SANDY VICTIMS

HAVE BEEN ASKING THE WRONG PEOPLE FOR AID !

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HOW EMBARRASSING (and welcome) IT WOULD BE
TO GET AID FASTER FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY ?

I’m surprised Hugo Chavez (Venezuela)
or a Mexican drug cartel haven’t ‘kicked-in’ !

MAYBE HAITI MIGHT CARE !!!
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FRIGGIN’  WASHINGTON  BUREAUCRATS !!!

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A MATHEMATICIAN

is a blind man, in a dark room,

looking for a black cat, which isn’t there.

A politician on the other hand would finance a committee !
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What’d the hooker say to Abbott & Costello?

“Who’s on first?”
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015 - classic 4 shot basebll greats

(duke, joe d, willie mays, mickey)

GREAT, GREAT SONG by TERRY CASHMAN
from the early 1980’s… it’s timeless though.
A feel-good, memory provoking ‘picture’
of heroes and better days…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWKA9Zi5-_Y

Listening to it recently, I realized that

I STILL wasn’t able to match

all the nicknames to the players !

BUT NOW I HAVE THE INTERNET !

OKLAHOMA KID ?

Mickey Mantle, of course… (I knew that one)
but
no one could tell me who

‘THE BACHELOR’ & ‘COOKIE” were !

WHAT THE HECK…

HEY COACH
Put FOGERTY in CENTERFIELD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toX2Xh6KTXc



SPOILER ALERT !

Good reason I couldn’t puzzle them 2 odd ones out…
They both turn out to be kids
Terry Cashman grew up with !!!

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“Invention, my dear friends,

is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity,

4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple”
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DID I PREDICT JC PENNEY’s SALE PROMOTION
DEBACLE & THE FURTHER DECLINE
THEY WERE HEADED FOR ?

(about 6 months ago)

The ‘new’ policy ’smelled’ of desperation !
And now they’re accused of funny business
with their ‘wonderful’ pricing !

WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE ?

Shopping is habit (and so is store choice) !

Desperate ?  I’d bite-the-bullet and

mark ALL merchandise to the break-even point.

(sacrificing today’s non-existent profit)

Forget profit and build a customer base.
NO FUNNY BUSINESS… ALL MERCHANDISE !

After ‘indoctrination’ for a few years,
I’d ease the profit margin up VERY slowly
and not be the greedy bastards THEY are !
PEOPLE WILL KEEP COMING OUT OF HABIT !!!

I SO MISSED MY CALLING !!!

ADDENDUM…
Electronics guys like CRAZY EDDIE
didn’t make their money from smart shoppers,
they made it from people assuming the best price
without doing their homework.
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RIP Renfield ADVERT

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http://theinterrobang.com/unfiltered/

TAKE A PEEK… TRY THE HOME PAGE TOO
(ONE OF THOSE ‘REAL’ WEBSITES)
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NBC News President Steve Capus announced that he was resigning.
Capus presided over years of strong ratings at the news division
and expanded digital offerings but was hurt by the downfall of ‘Today.’



REALLY ?

It had nothing to do with the ‘yellow journalism’  at NBC
with him at the helm ?  Credibility problems ?

I only know of 2 incidents, how many more ?
CREDIBILITY NOW QUESTIONABLE !

EDITING TO CREATE PUBLIC OUTRAGE ?

The Florida ’skittles’ killing audio edited
to make the death ‘extra heinous’.
and
The ’sandy hook’ dad that WASN’T heckled
until the tape was altered !!!

GOOD RIDDANCE !!!

You can always get a job with a gossip ‘rag’ !

(Oh wait, in comparison they’re pretty respectable these days)
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017 - russian roulette-rick astley ipod

TV STATION FORCED TO APOLOGIZE
AFTER JOKING ABOUT SOLDIER
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY COMRADE
TRYING TO CURE HIS HICCUPS !!!



WELL, IT WORKED, DIDN’T IT ?

In all seriousness, where’s the humor
in this situation ? (
lol)
Gonna make one helluva inscription on his tombstone !

WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN

GUNS & HICCUPS DON’T MIX !

Chicago addendum…

Add another gun death to the new year total – 43 !
AND NONE BY LEGAL GUN OWNERS !
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PARDON ME FOR USING THIS ‘collage’ AGAIN…

I named the pic file ‘funny’ the first time,
so it only comes up in ‘google image’ searching
“  susan luckey  RIP Renfield ”
instead of just ” susan luckey “

like all MY other images of her.

SO I’M ATTEMPTING TO GET IT ‘SORTED’
CORRECTLY BY RE-USE
WITH JUST HER NAME AS THE FILE NAME.

susan luckey

IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME, I’D LIKE IT TO BE SEEN !
(I ’softened it’ this time)

(fingers crossed)
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remember the old
CAMPBELL SOUP singing ad ?

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http://www.classictvads.com/classicwvx1/SoupSandwich1962.wvx

LOVE AND MARRIAGE became SOUP AND SANDWICH

They go together like a ‘horse & carriage’.
Any time or weather, ’soup & sandwich’ go together !

NOT JUST ‘SOUP & SANDWICH’ GO TOGETHER,

HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE…

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(so glad to see ya)

Just as easy to love a rich man,

WELL…

MAYBE JUST A TEENY BIT EASIER !!!
Looks, personality, & sense-of-humor
don’t matter all that much, do they ?

addendum…

When did they honor ANDY WARHOL ?

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I missed this limited edition completely !
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this issue is coming to a close
so remember…



…and in the end…



the love you take

is equal to the love

YOU MAKE

So THAT’S been my problem !

(at least I got a ‘good grip’ out of it for my curve ball)
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other renfield links…
Northern Exposure: “The Eagle Has Landed” (an alternate ending)
over 100.000 combined NX hits…
RetroWeb Classic Television: Northern Exposure
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