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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AbbaDatDeHat, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Frunobulax

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    Conventional wisdom seems to indicate yes on all counts. Tough to tell if he ever did anything to throw a game as player or manager, though. I've never seen anybody accuse him of not trying to win.

    Every time I've had the occasion see him or speak to him, he's been gracious and cordial. Well, except when I got that first autograph. I was a snot-nose kid and he and the rest of the Reds were playing a charity basketball game. I had the moxie to walk up behind him when he was sitting on the bench during the game and ask for his autograph. He gave me a dirty look, but he signed.

    OH, and so we don't get too far off track...

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    I wonder if Gus Miller made that hat.
     
  2. drmaxtejeda

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    If it wasn't proven he bet against his own team, I don't think his sanctions should have been so harsh.

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  3. Frunobulax

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    He knew the rules. They're posted on every clubhouse wall.

    Yez pays yer money and yez takes yer chances.

    But Good Lord, he could play ball. And I got to see him. A lot.
     
  4. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Stetson 3X in the rain

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  5. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

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    Max the rule of a lifetime ban for gambling goes back to the throwing of the World Series. The books kept by Rose's bookie prove that he bet on baseball. It has never been released as far as I know, if those books prove he bet against his own teams as a manager. No one has accused him of throwing games but he certainly would have known the odds his teams faced. When this all came to light MLB Commissioner Giamatti gave him a lifetime ban in ~1989. This is not a court of law. There have been 3 Commissioners since Giamatti, any one of which would have likely lifted the ban if Rose had only come clean but he steadfastly maintains his position, ignoring the obvious. It's too late now; the dye has been cast.
     
  6. drmaxtejeda

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    Thank you! When all that happened I found the whole thing so depressing I purposely didn't pay too much attention.
    What a shame.
    I still remember wondering why he didn't just ask a friend or relative to place the bets for him. Or did he?
    Not to condone what he did, but, if he was going to break the rules, he could've been less stupid about it.

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  7. scottyrocks

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    Yes, I see now that the button is in a different place than before. I think the whole thing slid off when I turned the hat upside down a few days ago. I guess I put it back wrong, but I just fixed it. Thanks for noticing.

    Anyway, here's the inside. It's had its sweatband replaced, but the liner and size tag look original.

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  8. scottyrocks

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    More and more of my hats are morphing into diamonds. I love the way the light plays off the peaks and valleys.

    And yes, the ribbon color and contrasting edging, as well as the creamy light green pea color of the felt, all sucked me in like a Hoover on high.
     
  9. scottyrocks

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    Thanks, Max. I am not often the object of envy. I think I'm blushing. haha
     
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    I don't usually look twice at longhairs, but that one pushes all the right buttons. Great proportions overall.
     
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  11. Dlaniger

    Dlaniger Call Me a Cab

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    Charlie Hustle! Helped the Phillies win the World Series in 1980. He was a great one.
     
  12. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack One of the Regulars

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    Very nice Max!
     
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  13. Just A Hat Rack

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    If I'm remembering correctly, he held out for years that he never bet on baseball. There was a lot of steam moving to get him into the baseball HOF in some fashion or another, until he finally admitted to betting on baseball, at which point he pretty much lost all credibility. The last I heard, he still says he never bet against the Reds. At this point though it's really hard to take his word for it.
     
  14. scottyrocks

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    Penman in moss green with antique copper ribbon.

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  17. Dlaniger

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    Good morning all. Getting ready for the Valentine’s Day sprint.
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  18. Frunobulax

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    Dobbs OPS-era Game Bird for what actually may be a sunny day here.

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    $15.00 comes out to be about $145 in today's dollars. I'd pay that for a hat of this quality!

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  19. Frunobulax

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    Thanks for dropping in!

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