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    It's that time of year again. Can someone post the list of Shannon's greatest hits on here? Thanks.
    RIP Dave

  • #2
    he made one sunday about playing for the Expos, said it must be great to play there cause no one cares if the team wins or not so you can just concentrate on developing your own talent.

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    • #3
      Here you go: Shannonsims.


      • #4
        Thanks Dev. Good stuff. Exactly what I was looking for.
        RIP Dave


        • #5

          These are the "Shannonisms," a collection of quotes from St. Louis Sportscaster Mike Shannon. His unique brand of rhetoric is sure us all. Sure, it may sound like the kind of stuff your perpetually drunk and slightly senile Uncle Gerald says when your kids bring up the intricate details of their potty training at the family reunion picnic, but golly, they sure are endearing.

          "This big standing-room only crowd is finally settling into their seats."

          "It's raining like a Chinese fire drill!"

          (After Brian Jordan was hit by a pitch for the 4th time on a single road trip):

          "Jordan must feel like a Ouija Board."

          (Referring to Bernard Gilkey): "He was originally born in University City."

          "He's faster than a chicken being chased by Ronald McDonald!"

          (Referring to Mike Schmidt): "the longtime, and soon-to-be, Hall-of-Famer."

          (Referring to Hideo Nomo): "He's the biggest thing to hit Japan since they dropped the bomb on Nagashima!"

          "This game is off to a rather conspicuous start, don't you think. Jack?"

          "Well, folks, this game began as a tiny worm, and is blossoming into a large cobra."

          "That foul tip bounced up and caught him right in the groins...and that'll really clear your eyes out."

          "A hit up the middle right now would be like a nice ham sandwich and a cold, frosty one."

          (Broadcasting from New York under a full moon): "I wish you folks back in St. Louis could see this moon.

          " (On the day before Easter): "I just want to tell everyone 'Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.'"

          "Things are not always as they appear to be as."

          "Well, he did everything right to get ready for the throw, but if ya ain't got the hose, the water just won't come out."

          "Our next homestand follows this road trip."

          (Referring to a home run by Ted Simmons): "and that's the bread on Simmons' butter."

          "The right-hander is throwing up (instead of 'up, throwing') in the bullpen."

          "I've heard it said that if you know English, Spanish, Italian, and I think it's French, you can go just about anywhere in this world...except China where they have all those derelicts." After a pause, Joe Buck suggested that Mike has meant to say "dialects." Mike responded, "Yeah, dialects! That's what I mean...but they've got a lot of derelicts too!"

          "He ran to second faster than a cat in Chinatown."

          "I wouldn't have see it if I hadn't believed it."

          "Don't bite off your head to spite your nose."

          Joe: "Mike, the Cardinals would like to welcome a group of 19 French foreign exchange students in Section 382."
          Mike: "Where're they from, Joe?"
          Joe: "Uhh, France, I think."

          A couple of years back, Mike and Joe were discussing the unflattering photographs of players that had been flashed on the screen at another ballpark. Mike's take on the quality of the photo selection was: "Some of those guys look like the picture was taken while they were seeing their first UFO."
          After several seconds of laughter, Joe added, "As opposed to their second or third."

          "The wind switched 360 degrees."

          "Boy, a cold, frosty Budweiser would be great about now"...long pause...then an "ahhh"

          Mike's classic: "Ol' Abner Doubleday has done it again."

          "It's raining so hard I thought it was going to stop."

          "The crowd's on their feet for the Canadian Star Bangled Banner."

          "Back in the day when I played, a pitcher had 3 pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a slider, a changeup and a good sinker pitch."


          • #6
            one from last year's Opening Day:

            "The Expos blanked the Braves today, 10-3"
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            • #7
              Hey, who let Sig in here?

              Or, rather, hey Sig, good to see you, my man!

              Shannon is already in mid-season form, from what I heard Saturday.
              I'm always right.


              • #8
                I finally gave in and registered here - thanks for the hearty welcome, kaiser!

                I haven't posted at the PB in quite some time, due to the fact that my employer has decided to make me earn a few dollars instead of just blindly giving me a paycheck like they had been doing for a while.

                So, I probably won't have as much time here as I did in the PB, but I hope to at least be able to check in on lunch hours.

                Good to see (virtually, anyway) you guys again!


                • #9
                  Sig - howdy!

                  We were hauling The Birds from Chicago's Orchard Field (ord) to New Yorks LaGarbage (lga)

                  LGA approach control cleared us down to 5000' and to plan a vfr approach to rwy 13 - visability , ceilings were unlimited. That is the Hudson River approach along the entire length of Manhatten Island.

                  As we began our right -based final, the entire island was magnificently lit- up.

                  Moon say's - Big Boy - look at all those lights - how many people 'ya think are fuckin' down there, right now?

                  IMO - he's priceless.