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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6870 on: June 29, 2020, 05:23:25 AM »
Fascinating, PB!

I second that!

From yesterday's SF Chronicle:

''... The Negro Leaguers played with a flair and exuberance... The greater baseball world got a glimpse of Negro Leagues style when a young Willie Mays, who played briefly for the Birmingham Black Barons, rocked the major leagues with his basket catches, flying cap and joyful style.

... The Negro Leaguers would bring down the house in pregame warm-ups with their phantom infield drill, dazzling plays made with a pretend ball.''


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/scott-ostler-negro-leaguers-vs-major-leaguers-who-would-win/ar-BB162Hka


I saw a short interview with Mays awhile back - he's a local guy here and comes out to the ballpark quite a bit - he said he wore his cap a bit loose so that when he was chasing a well hit fly ball it would fly off his head as he ran, making the catch seem more difficult and exciting that it would appear otherwise.

I've heard mention of the phantom ball routine during infield warmups, that must have been fantastic.  Some of this, the barnstorming, the flashy play, reminds me a bit of the Globetrotters.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6871 on: June 29, 2020, 05:24:04 AM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

Depends on the candy.  Is it chocolate?

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6872 on: June 29, 2020, 05:57:54 AM »
FREE CANDY?
YES!

No. Not free. She works hard for the candy
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6873 on: June 29, 2020, 05:59:34 AM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.


Do not accept the candy. Demand cash
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6874 on: June 29, 2020, 08:35:06 AM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.
Dear Dor,
What an interesting question.  Does he offer you the candy because you are thin, and he thinks you can handle it?  Does he offer it because you’re a fatty, and he thinks it’s the way to your heart?  Or does he offer it because it’s reject candy that his brother-in-law picks up at work, and nobody in his family will eat the stuff?  At any rate, you’re not getting anything else out of this cheapskate, so you might as well take it.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6875 on: June 29, 2020, 10:55:59 AM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.
Yes, you can accept the candy. He may have other intentions though. Watch him! Is there a cot in his office or in the back somewhere?
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6876 on: June 29, 2020, 12:30:23 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

No.  He wont let you smell it first.  Could smell like his balls or ass, so just say no.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6877 on: June 29, 2020, 01:36:49 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.
If it makes you uncomfortable decline the gift.
There was a little girl,
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Right in the middle of her forehead.
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But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6878 on: June 29, 2020, 02:08:04 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

I'll take the candy! wait...
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6879 on: June 29, 2020, 05:32:10 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

He is showing you appreciation.  Take the candy.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6880 on: June 29, 2020, 05:57:32 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

Do not accept the candy. Over time pay on a Saturday?

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6881 on: June 29, 2020, 11:03:25 PM »
              From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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Should Dorothy accept the candy?  Ten points if you guess right.

No candy. Time and a half cash.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6882 on: June 30, 2020, 12:04:24 AM »
Thank you @Bart Ell, @juan, @anniem, @PolkaDot, @Mr Apnea, @Chimp_Covfefe, @KSM32, @PB, @Spookcat, @TigerLily, @ShayP and @FISH, for playing the What Will Mrs. Thompson Say? game.

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Enjoy the candy.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6883 on: June 30, 2020, 12:27:07 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, June 30, 1920.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #6884 on: June 30, 2020, 01:27:13 AM »
                  From the Library of Congress, 1920.

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No, I don't think your mother is un-
fair to you.  It is a (blank) thing that
she makes you study in the afternoon.
At night you are tired and need (blank)
and (blank).  Try to think of yourself
(blank) years from now and you will re-
alize that you cannot be too well (blank)
to be interesting and to have
(blank) in life.
  You are too young to have boy
friends, and I should say that your
girl friend is too.  I do not believe,
however that you should have to give
up her friendship because of it.  Girls
usually begin to think of boys when
they are (blank).  They should not,
however, take an unwholesome inter-
est in them and neglect their studies
as a result.

Ten points for every correctly filled in blank.