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    RIP WILLIE McCOVEY

    What else to say? A great player and from all accounts, at least as Iíve heard, a good guy. Buon viaggio Stretch.


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    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Had some good times in McCovey cove. Pouring one for Willie.

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    One of those guys that doesn't matter if they played on your team or not. Respect and RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    One of those guys that doesn't matter if they played on your team or not. Respect and RIP.
    x2 Seemed like a solid guy. Thanks for the memories. RIP.

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    RIP Stretch.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    RIP Stretch.
    X2. Grew up watching Willie Mac hit the most majestic shots at the ĎStick. All-timer as player and dude.

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    the only pro game i've been to was at the end of his career at candlestick

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    X2. Grew up watching Willie Mac hit the most majestic shots at the ‘Stick. All-timer as player and dude.
    indeed. Willie could hit em to the cow palace.
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    Rock hard stud. Bob Gibson called him "the scariest hitter in baseball" because he hit the ball so hard.

    Willie McCovey and Roberto Clemente were my old man's favorite players.

    RIP Mac

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    I'll always remember seeing him hit a line drive homer down the first base line as a kid - I'd swear in court that ball had no arc on it, like a fucking laser beam. Ended up getting a kid-sized Willie McCovey Louisville Slugger bat for little league and hit a lot of balls to right field because I couldn't get that log around fast enough. RIP Stretch, you were a hero to a lot of little kids.
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    I remember he hit a smash in a key moment (last out??) of a postseason game where it was a huge at bat. He hit a rocket line drive right at the 2nd baseman that would have turned the game if it was not right at someone. Probably injured the 2nd baseman's hand he hit it so hard. I should find the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JongDoe View Post
    I remember he hit a smash in a key moment (last out??) of a postseason game where it was a huge at bat. He hit a rocket line drive right at the 2nd baseman that would have turned the game if it was not right at someone. Probably injured the 2nd baseman's hand he hit it so hard. I should find the video.
    Schultz actually did 2 ďPeanutsĒ cartoons about that out.
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    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    indeed. Willie could hit em to the cow palace.
    RIP
    I <3 Cow Palace. I spent a small but significant portion of my youth going to shows there. The journey to and fro was sometimes more exciting than the show itself.
    Wonder if they still have them there...or if it even stands. And I'm off...

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    Iíve always wondered why some of those 60s Giants teams didnít win a World Series...Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, The Alou brothers, Marichal, Gaylord, Jim Ray Hart...pretty strong teams
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Schultz actually did 2 “Peanuts” cartoons about that out.
    How come I can't find video?

    Yes, Giants had some excellent players and should have won more.

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