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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 16, 2022

One of the problems with being addicted to The Open—you miss games like last night’s. When you go to bed at 8pm for a couple quick cat nap hours there is a price to pay. I had to watch that glorious ending on mlb.com.

What a game.

I wish Kuip still had to voice to make those calls but he just doesn’t anymore. A grand ending like that, he would have used his most booming of voices. That’s ok at least he’s alive.

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  1. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Looking at the discord, lots of people are having issues.

  2. willedav said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    W in the book same as 12-0 laugher.
    Local PBS station tonight has hour long doc on Elmore Leonard. Really enjoyed his writing, likeable small time hoods and unlikeable ones, from Detroit to Florida, plus New York and law enforcement people like Kentucky’s Marshal Raylan Givens. Some great movies made from his stuff, Get Shorty Jackie Brown etc.

    • djloo27 said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      I’d rather discuss Len Elmore…

  3. willedav said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Get Shorty I’d watch again. Travolta Dennis Farina Gene Hackman Rene Russo Danny DeVito.

    • willedav said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      He wrote novel for Out of Sight too, another good movie with Clooney Don Cheadle etc. Even ridiculous J Lo was good in that one.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:38 pm

        Agree, that’s actually a great film with good performances, shock of all shocks including Lopez. Good chemistry between her and George, and Cheadle is always excellent.

      • djloo27 said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:50 pm

        Cheadle portrayed NYC playground legend Earl “The Goat” Manigault in a movie…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:03 pm

        Oh, never saw that, sounds good. I can’t think of anything he’s done that wasn’t good. Traffic, Boogie Nights, Hotel Rwanda…

  4. xoot said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Elmore Leonard wrote some great stuff. His people did pretty good work imitating him for the series Justified (KY connection drew me in). Ryan’s Rules (retitled Swag later) and Stick were the best, imo. Ernest Stickley Jr. was a great character. Can’t tell you how glad I was, years ago, to come across a good copy of Ryan’s Rules in the old Black Oak Books, in Berkeley. I enjoyed many more, though. I was reading one paperback one night on a locomotive while we waited for a van to pick us up and take us to the hotel, and then I was astounded when one southerner in the van spoke exactly like a voice Leonard had used in the novel I was reading.

  5. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Yep. He wrote a ton of good books. I think I read Mr Majestyk first after seeing the Bronson movie. And I love those old Ford trucks. 52 PickUp, Freaky Deaky, Rum Punch. His southern Fla sleazy novels were the funnest.

  6. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Along with Cormac McCarthy, Elmore Leonard is probably my favorite Western author. Currently, rereading “The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard,” including “3:10 To Yuma.” I like his modern era stuff too, but “Hombre” and “Valdez is Coming” are his earliest classics and frequently forgotten. Great author!

    • unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      Valdez is the only western of his i read.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2022 at 9:04 pm

        That’s a good one. You mentioned Mr. Majestyk – loved that one too.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      Just read Cormac’s All the Pretty Horses.

  7. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Watching Cub fans convinces me they prefer to be miserable.
    I bet a lot of them wish 2016 never happened, but would never admit it.
    Red Sox fans broke out of that and became smug.
    Us Giant fans probably got spoiled and I think Giant management knows it…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      Misery probably suits the Cub fans. Sox fans, on the other hand, never preferred to be miserable. Maybe they became a bit smug, but mostly they’re good fans who appreciated finally winning.


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