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    BMWs and Baseball

    Two of my favorite things.

    Oh, BTW, new owner of Countryside BMW (Chicago): C. J. Wilson of the California Angels.

    Will try to stop by on trip to Indy/MotoGP.
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    Life is good for us Bay Area baseball fans

    A summer evening, a garage, a BMW to wrench on, a glass of some nice grape and the giants on the radio.....Almost as good as riding

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    "they" are everywhere... (yankee fans)
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    "they" are everywhere... (yankee fans)
    Born raised and lived on Long Island until 2002. Yankees, Rangers and Giants. I don't follow basketball.
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    Baseball: 9 overpaid individuals standing on a grass and dirt field, waiting for something to happen. In a perfect game, they do almost nothing. Wow, how exciting...
    Basketball: 2 teams of overpaid individuals. Run down the court, shoot the ball. Pound chest. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Yawn.
    Football: 2 teams of mostly overpaid individuals, whose sport has been recently been emasculated through rule changes designed to take the impact out of the game. Wasn't that one of the reasons we watch (and played as youngsters) in the first place?
    NASCAR: Bombastic, egotistical drivers that for some reason can't drive in the rain. Please.

    MotoGP: Great display of technology applied to two-wheel racing, but unfortunately the technology now overshadows the rider's skills. Proof: Last week's MotoGP race, when rain became the (mostly) equalizer.

    Isle of Mann: YES! Real racing. Man and machine against the fabled road course. Bikes whizzing through towns at over 100 mph. Riders missing stone mileage markers with their elbows by mere inches at top speed. Racing in the rain, fog, sunshine, etc.

    Ok, I feel better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    Ok, I feel better now.



    Sometime you gotta unload!


    Ditto on the comments. 100% agreement here!
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    I didn't realize this was the "xiss on BB/FB" thread?
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Kinda sad that the haters feel the need to poop in the corn flakes.


    BTW, "my" team won in extra innings last night with a walk off home run.........great fun

    That fat man can hit! Could be why he was MVP of the World Series.

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    There is a difference between hate and not understanding...isn't it a shame that all the money we (that's the collective, societal "we") pump into professional sports couldn't be more productively invested in our future...like paying teachers what they are truly worth, properly supporting our first responders, taking care of our troops, caring for our elderly, etc. Instead we spend billions of dollars to watch a privileged, elite athlete class demonstrate their prowess at skills that have little impact (other than making us feel good) on our society. Someone tell me what makes a single baseball player worth tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars. Sigh...capitalism at its finest.

    Not hating at all. I wish you all the best at your next baseball game, as you pay for that $9 beer. I guess someone has to pay for those athlete salaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    Not hating at all. I wish you all the best at your next baseball game, as you pay for that $9 beer. I guess someone has to pay for those athlete salaries.
    Still nasty and angry.

    Ya see, most of us have the type of respect for this forum that when a person starts a thread about their apparent love of something, such as BMW's and baseball, we refrain from jumping in with our personal diatribe.

    When you decide to get down off that horse your on, be careful, you are a loooooooong way from the ground

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    Yeah, no kidding. I'm assuming the person doesn't go to movies or watch television, either, with all those overpaid actors and actresses out there.

    I will agree with the comment about teachers, but that could be said for other professions as well.

    I like BMW's and baseball as well.
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    Gee, anybody have anything to say about C. J. Wilson?
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    Had the ball game on the other day when working on bike, almost went to sleep, put on 80's rock/pop station and got back to work. Different strokes, and so on. When I played baseball it was fun, of course then my Dad wouldn't permit a motorcycle in the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Had the ball game on the other day when working on bike, almost went to sleep, put on 80's rock/pop station and got back to work. Different strokes, and so on. When I played baseball it was fun, of course then my Dad wouldn't permit a motorcycle in the garage.
    That's funny, baseball but no motorcycles for dad.

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