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  • Retired players being hurt by baseball’s coronavirus hiatus

    04/18/2020 3:02:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2020 | Ken Davidoff
    The dominoes moved swiftly — instantaneously, really — upon the shutdown’s execution. “When Major League Baseball postponed the start of its season on Thursday, March 12, my phone rang like the ‘Sell!’ scene in the movie ‘Trading Places,’ ” Andrew Levy wrote in a text message, “with just about every client either postponing or canceling the player appearances that had been scheduled.” Without games or group get-togethers, there sure as heck wasn’t a need for your favorite retired ballplayer to liven up an event. Hence this contingent of guys who make a living off their name long after their final...
  • Gooden's nephew Sheffield says family can't help any longer

    08/24/2005 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 999+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 08/24/2005 | AP
    Wednesday August 24, 2005 By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Former baseball star Dwight Gooden allegedly fled police after being stopped for drunken driving and his nephew, New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield, says there is nothing his family can do to help anymore. ``I've done pretty much everything you could possibly do,'' Sheffield said Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. ``It just comes to a point where you have to let him go through what he's got to go through. Sometimes, it is God's plan for us to back off and let him do it, because the family...
  • Marlon Brando: Actor & Anti-Actor

    08/10/2004 9:45:36 AM PDT · by mrustow · 7 replies · 768+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 10 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Marlon Brando may have possessed the greatest talent of any American actor of the past 100 years, but for most of his career, he wasted that talent. Charley Malloy: Look, kid, I -- how much you weigh, son? When you weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds you were beautiful. You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast. Terry Malloy: It wasn't him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night....