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Old January 30th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #41
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The unbelievable part about the astronomical amount of money in that business is that it's still such a crap shoot. Secretariat, one of the best ever, never really had success as a stud. He physically got the job done, but none of his offspring went on to do much as a race horse. You would think it would be pretty straightforward -- superstar stud + superstar mare = superstar foals. Doesn't work that way.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #42
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I never would have guessed that it was customary to watch horses do it.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #43
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Wasn't that also a scene in Big?? (or another tom hanks movie...)
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #44
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I imagine they're also pretty crazy about who's doing the breeding because they're laying out some major, serious cash to get their horse porked by a specific stud
At least thier horse isn't getting studded by a specific pork
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #45
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At least no one else is saying this:

"Our pets' heads are falling off!"
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Old January 30th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #46
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Ever see how they spermjack a bull? They send in some sexy cow to get the bull all hot and bothered, then when he starts to mount her - some guy runs out with what looks like a funnel on a stick and 'caps the well'. Then he runs like hell before the bull dismounts or has a cigarette.

Talk about a tough job!
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Old January 30th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #47
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Roy: Hey, I hope you don't mind, I got up a little early, so I took the liberty of milking your cow for you. Yeah, it took a little while to get her warmed up, she sure is a stubborn one, whew.
[Takes a drink from the bucket]

Mr. Boorg: We don't have a cow. We have a bull.

Roy: I'm gonna brush my teeth.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #48
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Ever see how they spermjack a bull? They send in some sexy cow to get the bull all hot and bothered, then when he starts to mount her - some guy runs out with what looks like a funnel on a stick and 'caps the well'. Then he runs like hell before the bull dismounts or has a cigarette.

Talk about a tough job!
That's gotta be right up there with septic tank sweeper and proctologist.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #49
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why, the bull does all the work
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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:25 PM   #50
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"Runs Like Hell"... I bet. Wouldn't want that bull to catch you.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:43 PM   #51
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Deb, you have endured too much death, in such a short period, to be natural.

My condolences for your extreme losses.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #52
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Farewell to the greatest pitcher of all time; the unhittable King of the court Eddie Feigner. Anyone who saw him in action knew they were seeing something special. Saw him strike out Willie Mays in his prime; boom, boom, boom. Willie never saw it coming. He was dazzled!

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Old February 10th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #53
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I saw "The King" and his Court in Escanaba when I was a kid. He was amazing.

RIP Eddie.

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Old February 10th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #54
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It took YT's avatar to let me know of Vern Ruhle's passing. He was the first professional baseball player I ever met. I met him and Mickey Stanley at Ralph Houk's Baseball Camp back in 1975 or 1976. It was nice of him to take time out for us kids.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #55
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I homered off the "King" in Ishpeming. Of course he let me hit one after making me look like dookie on the first two pitches. Catcher asked me where I liked it and told him across the middle a little high, didn't know if I could trust him but there it was.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #56
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Eddie Feigner truly was "The King". His skills can not be matched by any athlete in any sport. I saw him in person and it is too bad his skills could not get him the same income that todays slacker athletes make because he was truly the best at what he did.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #57
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All these posts make me wish I could have seen him in action. RIP.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #58
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During his heyday in the 50's I believe they offered him a contract to play baseball. But he was making far more money barnstorming on his own then what MLB could offer (approx $10k/yr). Considering he only had 3 employees, played over 100 games a year and took over half the gate wherever he played, I guess he did ok.

... With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, Feigner threw 930 no-hitters, 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517 batters while playing in more than 10,000 games. He was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. His playing career ended at age 75 after a stroke.

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Old February 11th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #59
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I heard Anna Nicole Smith died.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #60
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I heard Anna Nicole Smith died.
Yup, but the King had more talent and will be missed more.
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