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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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Mr. Woodcock, the victims in/of any future proceedings have had the rug pulled out from under them, because as a lifer w/o parole he has reahed the max sentence. the victims/relatives/friends who need "closure" on should understand that since he can't be executed or have limbs sliced off, any verdict is a "papre" one and he will not be in jail for one instant owing to any future "guilty as charged" that the jury returns. where are all the "it's a waste of taxpayer money" advocates? and a new neck tattoo!! "lifetime" appears over a star, so methinks his message is "lifetime star" and not an allusion to his prison term.
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one of rock and roll's most beautiful songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykU8iSKkJR0
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HOW MANY MORE TRIALS? aaron hernandez is serving a lifetime sentence already, why is he being tried for three more crimes? do any of the remaining charges carry a death penalty? if not, why is all that good taxpayer money being spent on him? flag the judicial system im mass. for piling on!!! somebody mention massachusetts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc5oqjFsT5g
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IMAWriter, am definitely into old-tome radio shows, favorites being "broadway is my beat", the incredible "crime classics" both written by morton fine and david friedkin, directed by elliot lewis-"mr. radio"), 'suspense", "the whistler" and the orson welles year(s) of "the shadow". the show took a deep dive when bill johnstone played lamont cranston and great episoded were "few and far between". also loved "nigthbeat' with great radio actor frank lovejoy, and musn't forget the fabulous "damon runyon theater", which had so many fine radio voices but didn't have any acting credits, so many of the incredible characterizations go uncredited. also liked some of the summer replacements on CBS, or the "off" shows of NBC, ABC or mutual. and "sgt. preston" produced by that station in detroit is indeed great radio. that station also did the lone ranger and green hornet.
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Big Baby, upcoming call of a blackhawk goal; i am sure it will be more animated than the call of the duck goal.
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Big Baby, and it is 1-0 ducks "against the run of play"- a very subdued call of the goal on chicago radio. gonna watch through period two and then let stephon curry lullaby me to sleep. hope you enjoying both playoffs, and try to get a look at the SI article; only subscribe because they offered it to me for ten cents/issue.
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Big Baby, currently listening to the blackhawk radiocast on sirius/XM. the satellite is about 3 minutes behind the picture, so i can watch and get the radio call of goals, as you know i am a big fan of radio (excluding our man "doc"). so far it has been chicago dominating, but as e know in hockey one instant of inattentiveness and it could go a goal aganst the "run of play" (futbol term that says it all).
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Big Baby, great article in SI about the OTs in the cup playoffs, with a nice write-up of mike emmrich's game-time experiences leading off the piece. our favorite annoncer is back for the game in chicago tonight; will try to stay up for the entirety or 11 p.m. if i call it a night early, ill try to get to the zzzzzzzzzzzzs listening to the warriors and rockets. will be out of the loop sunday and monday as those days are a holiday, but can get back to some viewing monday night.
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OC Dolphin, always nice for a new thread on the really great blogsite that you've established. regarding all the injuries, especially knee and ankles- the human leg was not designed to take an 82 game season's worth of pounding on the "hardwood" of basketball courts, and add to that 20 or so pre0season and however many playoff games there are. resting guys in the season is a necessity, unless you are dealing with those few whose "light" feet make a long and arduous season possible. those two weeks of south beach "rehab" have come in quite handy for the cavaliers' #23. i imagine that demarre carroll (what a bizarre hairdo!!! a baldie who braids what he does have going for him!!!!!) is cooked for this and a big chunk of next year's early season. always a shame when a guy goes down like he did, but then you see just how many of the 12 on a squad really matter. been a warrior fan for a long time, and remember how they won their only title while in the bay area. rick barry deadly from the outside, keith wilkes from the corners, nice revolving set of guards with charles johnson (?) and phil smith, a very smooth 6'4" from USF-not so fla, but the USF of bill russell, k.c. jones, and defensive specialist mike farmer (who the st. louis hawks kept on their team just to guard elgin baylor). the warriors also used two centers- george johnson and clifford ray of OU and the bulls before going to the warriors; here rae their stats: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/r/raycl01.html and now george johnson: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/johnsge02.html look at what george and clifford did in the 74-75 playoffs and you'll see a composite of really good center play. GJ 40 blocks in the 17 games that GS played, and clifford ray with 10 bioards per game sharing time. a very enjoyable team to watch, letting the bullets get out to early leads and then rolling by them at the end of each of the four games.
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pancho "wiki-ed": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancho_Herrera
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Mr. Woodcock. the ole shadow remembers pancho herrera from his rookie card; methinks he broke in with the phillies. don't think he was given much playing time in the bigs, but dominating the cuban league is no easy feat. will check his stats out and post them at this juncture: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/herrepa01.shtml three short years, nit bad numbers for a youngster; wonder if the powers that were in cuba pulled him back onto the island.
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Mr. Woodcock, "p++++ ball" is an apt description of the 70+ passes/game NFL of today. the runner from boise just needs for his knee to hold up and he will get plenty of carries and catches. seems like the dolphins are preparing for what should be a really good season, tough schedule and all.
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Big Baby, here is the story of AP's owners: http://jstandard.com/index.php/content/item/weve_got_the_horse_right_here/
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Big Baby, a friend just sent me an e-mail regarding the egyptian owners of american pharoah. seems they are modern orthodox jews!!! well, as posted before, this colt has some incredibly strong chromosomes gleaned fro very good to top of the line ancestors. AP has shown he can win from the rail, the auxiliary gate, in rain and mud, on the pace or from near the pace. i would be surprised if he lost the belmont. AP is the kind of racehorse that owners/trainers/breeders dream about getting. no big deal to me if he jions the "triple crown club"; if he wins the belmont he belongs with affirmed, SS, "big red" and the rest of them. not saying he is a beter horse than the rest, but that he belongs with them for having won the 3 races when so many since 1978 have come so close w/o nailing down the big one. what i can't believe are these dolts who claim that horse racing needs another triple crown winner to boost the sport in the eyes of the public!!! nethinks having so many come to the belmont with the derby and preakness has done that. AP will most probably not race as a 4 year-old, and that's where the problem lies. there are no older horses (4 and up) who stay competing-the owners take the money and then syndicate their champions. to be considered great, colts have to run against older horses, but there rae none around, and the gelded winners of the derby don't have the bloodlines to continue as older racehorses. funny cide? smarty jones? puhhhllleeeezzzz! veritable mules who didn't do much as older horses. affirmed tried seattle slew, spectacular bid tried affirmed, but you gotta be secretariat to handle older horses, and grass horses. true secretariat lost twce to older horses (one was "onion", forget the other but as i recall both losses to older horses cam on off-tracks). secretariat's demolition of older grass horses at woodbine verified that this was a colt for the ages.
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Big Baby, the rangers and their great goalie score 5 and lose!! didn't stay in front of the TV, rather liyetened th the cavaliers on the radio. dovid blatt (some of the announcers are giving it the correct pronunciation of "blott") has been picking the right guys off the bench- the delicatessen guy and last night JRS who was crazy sick shooting. winning without love and with an injured irving- somebody ought start talking about the really good job my "lannsmahn" (homeboy) has been doing and forget about the one play where LBJ demanded that someone else take the ball out.sputtering at the start of the season but LBJ has all his guys playing way above their heads. credit the coach a little bit.
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Big Baby, the astros have a rather smallish all-star who is really ripping it up-uvante or something like that. can't get used to the astros in the american league. the marlins are sinking to new lows in every game-time to change managers. 6 or 7 stolen bases tonight-absolutely absurd. they're going on the pitchers who are delivering their pitches in slo-mo-the runners are at the next bag before the pitch reaches home. almost no-hit the other night, two hits thus far tonight... really bad baseball.
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FZB, well, stanton just K'd on another low and outside breaking ball. only way he gets a pitch that he can really handle is if the pitcher is behind in the count or someone is on base (a rarity). real bifurcation: either 450+ feet or strike 3 in the catcher's mitt-nothing in between.
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Big Baby, no mike emmrich; who is john forslund?
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Mr. Woodstock, capiche.
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Big Baby, tampa to have 2 goals in the opening period to 0 for the rangers. don't know what will happen after that. always enjoy the work of the humble and gracious mike emrich. he's been around for awhile and may be the best network announcer in any sport. givews 100% of the game and 0 % of himself, unlike vin scully. am a little intrigued by "he jai-lais" it, he "shuffleboards it", and one more minor sport that is being referenced. doesn't detract from the call of the game. "doc" understands that his viewers are just that, viewing along with him and not in need of a radiocast.
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Mr. Woodcock, agree totally on spending on one spot when 2-3 decent players can be gotten for that money. not helping that yellich isn't hitting and that their best pitcher, your homeboy, won't be available for a couple of months yet. what is wild is that haren gives up home runs but not anything else. gotta admit i need some explanation about "that abortion from the holy land'; samson? delilah? loria? am totally puzzled.
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FZB, millions and millions for stanton, who hits 'em far but has to show he can hit .270; they don't give you extra runs for long homers and this young man has gotta learn not to go chasing pitches in the dirt. major hole in his swing at present and he hasn't shown that he can stay away from low balls.
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Mr. Woodcock, not disagreeing about jim murray writing sports; just that he got away from it a bit too much. thought it was ignoble to write a column about his wife when she died and making her fodder for the sports page; i coulda been spared all the personal stuff and preferred his columns about ballfgames and ballplayers- excepting when he wrote up ken landreaux and made his sound like the second willie mays-shoulda known then that his eyesight was going.
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Big Baby, went to sleep really early, missed the first CBH goal, and would have never made it to the end in the 3rd OT. well tonight your men will dissect the rangers, methinks, and like last night will be a duel of NHL vs. NBA. the poweers and abilities of #23 will be on display and methinks that cleveland will take one of the first two. they are all yacking about stephon curry's ability to launch his shots quickly, saying he has the "fastest" jumper ever. he basically shoots fallaways; i watched jerry west a whole bunch and in my opinion he had the "fastest" shot. west went straight up off the dribble/fake, while as mentioned curry shoots fgalling away from the target. the younfg man is really excellent, whether shooting or handling the ball with a lot of flair.
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Mr. Woodcock, jim murray was a supreme journalist; however, as he got older he got syrupy and inaccurate. when he wrote a column about losing a good friend-one of his eyes-followed in short time by an article praising the play of KEN LANDREUAX , i got offthe jim murray bandwagon. towards the end he got away from writing about sports and writing about himself or his family. i am not denying that jim murray was an excellent writer by any means-he certainly was. but you know the ole shadow swims upstream on certain issues, vin scully being one of them, and jim murray another. the guy used to cover horse racing-++++, and wrote for TV guide befoe doing sports. when he was doing sports as a subject, the fellow was terrific; however when he ventured outside the parameters of sports he lost me. and, i used to be an avid reader of the herald-examiner, which had a much better sports section. when the H-E folded, the times signed all their writers-alan malamud,bob mizersky (?) that covered the tracks,and even gordon jones, who called himself "the professor" and who couldn't pick a winner to save his posterior. a sad day when the herald folded its tent.
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