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Rod
09-01-2004, 10:30 PM
The Know-it-all
Eventually, the spawn of the Evil Empire passes you off to an unassuming fellow whose glasses are partially fogged from the heat. You are wildly relieved when Yankees Fan bounces back up the stairs, his taunts of "Bucky Bleepin' Dent, Bucky Bleepin' Dent" trailing off as he ascends.
"Did you know that the first time Bucky Dent saw a Major League game in person he played in it?" your new escort asks, waving you onward down the steps.
"Batting average is not just the most overrated stat in baseball, it's the most overrated stat in all sports."
You recognize this guy. He's the Know-it-all. He's memorized various sports encyclopedias but has never once taken a ground ball off the cup.


The Know-it-all: Memorized various sports encyclopedias but hasn't taken a ground ball off the cup. (Preston Mack / GettyImages)
You dread this leg of the journey and eagerly await the next level as Know-it-all gets on a roll.
"Speaking of batting average, did you know that in 1941 Joe DiMaggio hit only two points higher during his 56-game hitting streak than Ted Williams hit for the season?"
He doesn't wait for an answer.
"408 to .406, you can look it up."
"Did you know the term 'upset' comes from the name of the only horse to beat Man 'O War?"
It turns out he never waits for an answer.
"Yep, the 1919 Stanford Memorial."
And on and on, down, down, down.
"The Gold Medal game was against Finland."
"The Suns took Neal Walk with the second pick."
"It wasn't technically a postseason moment. Even though it was called a three-game playoff, Thomson's home run is considered a regular season home run."
"Did you know Willie Mays was on deck?"



LOL, This is the fan I don't like. I've heard way to many of them. Your gonna know even if you don't want to know. There was a guy that come in my place years ago just that way. Hell I even had a girl that way before him. They sat around and yaked to see who knew the most. Like I care who gained the most yards, hit the most home runs etc. in 1947.

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 06:17 AM
I thought this was gonna be about the old fan in your shop that still works after 60 years /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

or was that Popcorn? or both of you?

There's a sports trivia contest on tv in the ph when I go in on Fridays. It's unbelievable what these guys know. I used to be pretty good at it myself, til I started playing pool.

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 10:02 AM
Hey Rod you might need that old fan. What's the temp today? 112? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Rod
09-02-2004, 11:26 AM
Prob, but it's a dry heat. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Rod
09-02-2004, 11:36 AM
That old fan was made in 1918 or 1919 and works great. It's amazing how quiet it is compared to the modern day buzz boxes.

The local pool room has trivia also, I suck so I don't play. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif About the only trivia I'm good at is automotive. Unfortunately those questions don't come up. LOL

Barbara
09-02-2004, 11:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> There's a sports trivia contest on tv in the ph when I go in on Fridays. It's unbelievable what these guys know. I used to be pretty good at it myself, til I started playing pool. <hr /></blockquote>

Okay Wally,

Name 4 baseball players who hit 40 or more HRs in one season AND whose last names contain 10 or more letters.

Barbara

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 11:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr>
Okay Wally,

Name 4 baseball players who hit 40 or more HRs in one season AND whose last names contain 10 or more letters.

Barbara <hr /></blockquote>

I'm not that good /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 11:50 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> ...About the only trivia I'm good at is automotive. Unfortunately those questions don't come up. LOL <hr /></blockquote>

Did the 73 LeMans have posi-traction?

A "my Cousin Vinnie" reference /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 11:59 AM
Killebrew? Damn that's only 9 /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

eg8r
09-02-2004, 12:09 PM
How about Yaz?

eg8r

Rod
09-02-2004, 12:42 PM
LOL, do you mean 1963? I think it was tempest with IRS but I'm not sure now. One part that stuck out to me was the 1955 chev with a 327. Chev didn't produce a 327 until 1963 in the Corvette. The ignition timing stated at 4 or 5 degrees BTDC I doubt is correct, sounds to slow, not to mention what region. High altitude it wasn't unusual at 10 degrees before or more. BTW, the gas was good then. LOL

Barbara
09-02-2004, 01:04 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> How about Yaz?

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>

That's one!!

Barbara

Wally_in_Cincy
09-02-2004, 01:20 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> How about Yaz?

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>

That's one!!

Barbara <hr /></blockquote>

Boy we're rolling now /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

How about Jim Rice? Oh never mind....

Wally &lt;~~

"must not google"

"must not google"

"must not google"

Kato
09-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers, 41, 1953
Kluszewski, Cincinatti Reds, 40, 1953 &amp; 49 in '54, &amp; 47 in '55
Yaz, Boston, 44 in '67, 40 in '69, 40 in '70
Rico Petrocelli, Boston, 40, 1969

Kato~~~hope this helps.

Barbara
09-03-2004, 07:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers, 41, 1953
Kluszewski, Cincinatti Reds, 40, 1953 &amp; 49 in '54, &amp; 47 in '55
Yaz, Boston, 44 in '67, 40 in '69, 40 in '70
Rico Petrocelli, Boston, 40, 1969

Kato~~~hope this helps.

Wow Kato!! You're damn good!!!

Barbara~~~thought Petrocelli would've tripped up everyone...



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Wally_in_Cincy
09-03-2004, 08:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> Wow Kato!! You're damn good!!!
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I bet he cheated /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Kato
09-03-2004, 08:57 AM
I have several baseball encyclodepias. I'm a baseball stat junkie, at least in my younger days.

Kato

Kato
09-03-2004, 08:59 AM
Actually Barbara, Petrocelli was the one that did give me the most trouble. I missed him the first time through.

Kato~~~learned that Ty Cobb once led the league in homers and average. 9 homers and hit .377