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  • Furman Bisher takes you to yesteryear

    Read the article and then the comments...

    A taste

    By C. Montgomery Burns
    March 28, 2008 2:42 PM | Link to this


    Furman, my old chum!
    Remember the days of yore when Three Finger Mordecai Brown dueled Christy Mathewson at the Polo Grounds? I recall one magical afternoon when Nap Lajoie hit a ball into the negro section of the stadium.


    Baseball was a better time back then, when we let honest to goodness quality men with high moral standing in the game, like Ty Cobb and George Herman Ruth.

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    Someone needs to lead Furman Bisher away from any and all writing implements. Him and Andy Rooney both.
    Official sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals

    "This is a heavyweight bout indeed."--John Rooney, Oct. 27, 2011

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    • #3
      I exchaned some emails with Bisher several years ago, which started when I asked him a question about Lewis Grizzard "Was he as funny in person as he was in his columns?" The answer was no.

      He was a giant in sportswriting. Everybody gets old.
      His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
      Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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      • #4
        And he's right.

        Opening Day anywhere but America is, well, un-American.
        His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
        Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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        • #5
          Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
          And he's right.

          Opening Day anywhere but America is, well, un-American.
          He really is! Why would we go play baseball in a country that gave us Pearl Harbor with a team that dares trot out a Jap pitcher on opening day!!!???!?!
          Dude. Can. Fly.

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          • #6
            By Hideo Takeda

            March 28, 2008 3:07 PM | Link to this

            Deal Westeln Devir,

            Ah, Fulman Bishah. YOU DEFAME THE NATION OF JAPAN AND HER EMPERAH! DIE LOUND-EYE! You wirr diee rike the nastee buttah-stink devir you all when the mighty Japanese navy sairs into Atranta and bulns your house down! F*** your Babe Luth! Divine winds wirr take your soul to herr, lound-eye! My bayonet wirr lun led with your brood, Bishah, for your insorence!

            Yours most poritery,

            Lieutenant Hideo Takeda Japanese Army Zambales Mountains, Philippines.
            Dude. Can. Fly.

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            • #7
              Furman Bisher retires, manages not to blame the Japs on his way out.
              Official sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals

              "This is a heavyweight bout indeed."--John Rooney, Oct. 27, 2011

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              • #8
                Man, I remember him from grade school. And that was a long time ago.

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                • #9
                  I loved that original column.
                  Dude. Can. Fly.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
                    Man, I remember him from grade school. And that was a long time ago.


                    Moon

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                    • #11
                      Stan Fischler, too.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
                        Stan Fischler, too.
                        He's still writing...

                        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 007 View Post
                          Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
                          Stan Fischler, too.
                          He's still writing...
                          I figured as much.

                          Rick Koster!

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