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Postby Big Papi's Pimps » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:19 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Now explain why they put an apostrophe in the short form "A's".

If it's short for Oakland Athletics Baseball Club the short form should be "Oakland As" without an apostrophe.


I'm sure they didn't want t be confused with the adverb "as." And it just looks too much like the word "ass." Hey maybe that's why one of their past owners changed the mascot to a donkey. Even though the "Oakland Asses" has a nice ring to it, I don't think the MLB would approve of it.
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Postby Big Papi's Pimps » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:34 am

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Doughhead wrote:Good work boys. Now explain the origins of Youppi!


http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/f/msct03_f.htm


:-b Nice touch, giving us the link to the french version website. And, as would be expected with a montreal website, it took me 10 tries to get the link to the english version to work. However, that website is just a quick history of how this guy Pierre Deschesnes became Youppi. It doesn't give any possible explaination as to where Youppi came from or what hallucinogenic drugs the people who invented him were on.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:44 am

Big Papi's Pimps wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Doughhead wrote:Good work boys. Now explain the origins of Youppi!


http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/f/msct03_f.htm


:-b Nice touch, giving us the link to the french version website. And, as would be expected with a montreal website, it took me 10 tries to get the link to the english version to work. However, that website is just a quick history of how this guy Pierre Deschesnes became Youppi. It doesn't give any possible explaination as to where Youppi came from or what hallucinogenic drugs the people who invented him were on.
It's Montreal, I'm just happy their mascot isn't a mime. :-D
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:03 am

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Doughhead wrote:Good work boys. Now explain the origins of Youppi!


http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/f/msct03_f.htm


This was the best:

Le moment le plus palpitant a été durant l’hymne national chanté par Julie Masse. Je me souviens que j’étais derrière le deuxième but regardant le tableau indicateur et je réalisais où j’étais rendu dans ma carrière. Pour quelques secondes, quelques larmes ont coulé sur ma joue. Personne ne l’a su, mais j’ai pleuré un peu parce que je réalisais mon rêve ce jour-là. Mais ce n’étais pas fini. Après l’hymne national j’avais comme scénario de prendre la chanteuse dans mon véhicule tout terrain sauf que j’étais tellement fou de joie d’être là que dans mon énervement je l’ai oublié et Julie à dû marcher pour quitter le terrain. Ceux qui la connaisse savent comment elle est belle et mes amis m’ont toujours taquiné en me disant qu’ils ne l’auraient jamais oublié sur le terrain.


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Les détestables: Tim Wallach et Spike Owen pour les Expos en plus de Barry Bonds, Georges Bell et Tom Lasorda.



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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:11 pm

you gotta post the translated version next time Mookie, take me a heck of a lot of time to read that :-°


Maybe I should study and not sleeping in French class? :-o
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Postby gabenterprises » Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:45 pm

Just had a short story to share:
I went to a preseason A's game on what turned out to be M.C. Hammer's birthday. I'm sure you all know he got his nickname as a batboy for the A's who resembler Hank Aaron. Anyway, here's the punchline: before the game started, they showed him in his Box, and then he proceeded to have a dance-off with the elephant who was standing on a dugout. Watching Hammer have a danceoff during a preseason game, with an elephant, on his birthday? Priceless.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:02 pm

bigh0rt wrote:It symbolizes Billy Beane trampeling over opposing GMs for their young talent. :-b

Probably right. :-D

never knew that about the A's either....thanks Pogo. ;-D
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Postby benjapage » Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:54 pm

this thread has slain me. i'm dying!

the 1-2 combo of the "fatty jones" post, followed by the star jones photo...i'm out of air. gasping...

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