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Joe Jackson. He played 10 full seasons, and finished his (shortened) career with a .356 batting average. That's third all-time. He was a lot better than Pete Rose.
Why do you feel the need to compare them? Is it possible that both should be in the HOF?
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He's colder than that, now.

When DFW died, Chorozzo made a disrespectful comment, and I slowly willed him into the grave over it. I didn't love Prince less than I loved DFW.

jesus would somebody fucking just die already so we can get a break in the music snobbery here?

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Hey, Tim Wakefield, after you posted something in the Random Baseball thread I can't get there, as my computer warns of malware. Has this happened to anyone else? What's the deal?P.S. I don't even know what malware is.

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Hey, Tim Wakefield, after you posted something in the Random Baseball thread I can't get there, as my computer warns of malware. Has this happened to anyone else? What's the deal?P.S. I don't even know what malware is.
That was happening to me too - I dunno what it is. You're using Google Chrome, yes? That's happened to me before in Chrome, but I can go to the same page in Firefox and get no warnings or anything. I think it's a glitch in Chrome, because there isn't any malware or anything in that thread.I even deleted an image I had posted in the thread, but that wasn't the problem. Whatever it is or was, Chrome seems to be handling it just fine now. I think the problem was occurring on the previous page, but I'm not getting the same warning when I go there now.
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That was happening to me too - I dunno what it is. You're using Google Chrome, yes? That's happened to me before in Chrome, but I can go to the same page in Firefox and get no warnings or anything. I think it's a glitch in Chrome, because there isn't any malware or anything in that thread.I even deleted an image I had posted in the thread, but that wasn't the problem. Whatever it is or was, Chrome seems to be handling it just fine now. I think the problem was occurring on the previous page, but I'm not getting the same warning when I go there now.
Thanks, yes, Google Chrome.
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Bob Fellerhttp://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball...dies_at_92.htmlWhen he once complained about his Hall-of-Fame plaque making no mention of his 1941-45 service time, only to be told by Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth that it would be "inconvenient" to change it, Feller replied with characteristic bluntness: "Well, it was inconvenient to get shot at, too."

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His character on the Barney Miller show was the first TV character that I really liked, that I wished could be in every scene.
Yeah. He had an effect on my sense of humor as a kid who still developing my sense of self. I'd sort of forgotten his effect on me until now.
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Fred Hargesheimer

From Associated PressDecember 23, 2010 4:21 PM ESTLINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — Fred Hargesheimer, a World War II Army pilot whose rescue by Pacific islanders led to a life of giving back as a builder of schools and teacher of children, died Thursday morning. He was 94. Richard Hargesheimer said his father had been suffering from poor health and passed away in Lincoln.On June 5, 1943, Hargesheimer, a P-38 pilot with the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, was shot down by a Japanese fighter while on a mission over the Japanese-held island of New Britain in the southwest Pacific. He parachuted into the trackless jungle, where he barely survived for 31 days until found by local hunters.They took him to their coastal village and for seven months hid him from Japanese patrols, fed him and nursed him back to health from two illnesses. In February 1944, with the help of Australian commandos working behind Japanese lines, he was picked up by a U.S. submarine off a New Britain beach.After returning to the U.S. following the war, Hargesheimer got married and began a sales career with a Minnesota forerunner of computer maker Sperry Rand, his lifelong employer. But he said he couldn't forget the Nakanai people, who he considered his saviors.The more he thought about it, he later said, "the more I realized what a debt I had to try to repay."After revisiting the village of Ea Ea in 1960, he came home, raised $15,000 over three years, "most of it $5 and $10 gifts," and then returned with 17-year-old son Richard in 1963 to contract for the building of the villagers' first school.In the decades to come, Hargesheimer's U.S. fundraising and determination built a clinic, another school and libraries in Ea Ea, renamed Nantabu, and surrounding villages.In 1970, their three children grown, Hargesheimer and his late wife, Dorothy, moved to New Britain, today an out-island of the nation of Papua New Guinea, and taught the village children themselves for four years. The Nantabu school's experimental plot of oil palm even helped create a local economy, a large plantation with jobs for impoverished villagers.On his last visit, in 2006, Hargesheimer was helicoptered into the jungle and carried in a chair by Nakanai men to view the newly found wreckage of his World War II plane. Six years earlier, on another visit, he was proclaimed "Suara Auru," ''Chief Warrior" of the Nakanai."The people were very happy. They'll always remember what Mr. Fred Hargesheimer has done for our people," said Ismael Saua, 69, a former teacher at the Nantabu school."These people were responsible for saving my life," Hargesheimer told The Associated Press in a 2008 interview. "How could I ever repay it?"Besides Richard, of Lincoln, Hargesheimer, a Rochester, Minnesota, native, is survived by another son, Eric, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and a daughter, Carol, of Woodbury, Minnesota; by a sister, Mary Louise Gibson of Grass Valley, California; and by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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[/img]By the way, before you edited, I was confused.
Seeing as how it took me 15 seconds to catch my mistake and fix it...you're confusion must have been hard on you.
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