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    R.I.P. Ralph Kiner

    Just passed away.

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    That's sad. Even in his later years, he was my favorite guest on the Met's broadcast. I'm too young to remember the Kiner's Korner from the 60s through the 80s but he was always a great storyteller. Some forget how great of a baseball player he was too.

    RIP.

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    Damn. Been listening to Ralph for 40+ years.

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    Last edited by Dugmet; 02-06-2014 at 03:33 PM.
    "The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson

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    Sandy Alderson says Mets' 2014 payroll will be more than $87 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Alderson
    Payroll is $85 million this year. It was $85 million last year.
    (05/27/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Alderson
    I don't think we're that far away.
    (6 games under .500 before June. Not that far away from what?)

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    Rip



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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
    Sad news: Ralph Kiner has passed away at age 91. Active broadcaster through last season.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    That's sad. Even in his later years, he was my favorite guest on the Met's broadcast. I'm too young to remember the Kiner's Korner from the 60s through the 80s but he was always a great storyteller. Some forget how great of a baseball player he was too.

    RIP.
    I used to love rain delays on WOR.

    Ralph would find someone at the stadium -- an old friend usually -- and they'd talk baseball for the entire rain delay. I learned a lot about the history and of some of the personalities of the game during rain delays.
    "The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson

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    Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS 11m
    RIP, Ralph Kiner. great man. @BaseballHall announces death today.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    This sports and the Mets family lost one of the all-time greats.

    If only Branch Rickey just paid him what he was owed besides the Pirates coming in last.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    Not a Mets fan but this is sad. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymation View Post
    This sports and the Mets family lost one of the all-time greats.

    If only Branch Rickey just paid him what he was owed besides the Pirates coming in last.
    The ghost of Branch Rickey is probably celebrating now knowing Ralph won't be able to tell all those cheapskate stories anymore.

    But seriously, i grew up in an era when the same three broadcasters, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, and Ralph Kiner, did all the games on TV and radio, usually with two on TV and one on radio if I recall. All three of them are special to me, irreplaceable.

    RIP Ralph. FoC is a bit sadder today now.
    "Mr. Martin Tanner, Baritone, of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order."

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    Damn this is very sad news. Ralph Kiner was one of the greats. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    The ghost of Branch Rickey is probably celebrating now knowing Ralph won't be able to tell all those cheapskate stories anymore.

    But seriously, i grew up in an era when the same three broadcasters, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, and Ralph Kiner, did all the games on TV and radio, usually with two on TV and one on radio if I recall. All three of them are special to me, irreplaceable.

    RIP Ralph. FoC is a bit sadder today now.
    You recall correctly.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    A fine man. Many great memories. RIP

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