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This will really date me but what you wrote reminds me of someone

When I was a young teenager, I was watching the World Series between, if I remember correctly, the Orioles and the Pirates. My dad, not a huge baseball fan but he watched it with his sports-crazed son (me). He eventually became a fan though (once me and my brother moved out and the Rockies got a team) before he passed away. During the World Series, since I was confident Baltimore would win, my dad surprisingly offered me a bet. I lost. $5. That hurt though.

The Orioles had a reliever named Don Stanhouse. His nickname? Full Pack. Why?

"Sometimes Stanhouse took 20 minutes to finish one inning. Earl Weaver called him "Full Pack" because that was how many Raleighs (cigarettes) the manager would chain-smoke while waiting for game's end."

The guy was a character too.

"I'm not the prettiest guy in the world, but I'm no Igor either," Stanhouse said. "I'm pretty on the inside. When they took X-rays of my head, they found flowers."

(In response to this post by The Midnight Toker)

Posted: 07/24/2021 at 5:32PM


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