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    Larry Lucchino, former Red Sox president

    I met him twice. First time was at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular event on July 4th. My company used to sponsor it and I worked on it. He was sitting in our upfront section. After the concert I introduced myself to him, told him my dad has had season tickets since 1968, at which point he gave me whatever World Series ring had just happened (2007? 2013? Can't remember) and let me wear it and took a picture with me. Second time I was with my dad at Fenway and on the way to our seats. We were walking by the door to the Red Sox offices and he came out. I went up to him and dragged my dad over to introduce them. When he heard how long my dad had tickets (and no, he didn't remember me from the summer before) he was genuinely nice and interested. I remember him asking my dad if he remembered how much the tickets were when he first got them. He was just really nice to my dad and I'll always remember him for that.

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    Mr. Lucchino did a lot of good in every city he owned/ran/worked for a team.

    He will be missed.
    CCT '77 & '78
    4 kids
    5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
    1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

    ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
    - Benjamin Franklin

    Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

    I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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    • #3
      Joe Flaherty of SCTV -- 82
      CCT '77 & '78
      4 kids
      5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
      1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

      ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
      - Benjamin Franklin

      Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

      I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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      • #4
        Lou Gossett Jr died last Friday.
        A bad cause requires many words.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by joecct View Post
          Mr. Lucchino did a lot of good in every city he owned/ran/worked for a team.

          He will be missed.
          Lucchino did not do any of good for Pawtucket, Rhode Island the former and longtime home of the Pawtucket Red Sox. He moved the team to Worcester, Mass. and then sold it to Diamond Baseball Holdings, a group that owns 30 minor league teams. The Pawtucket Red Sox were a local treasure owned by a gentleman named Ben Mondor who during his tenure kept the place affordable for families and a model for minor league baseball. After he died his widow sold it to Lucchino and company who crapped on the local community. I had no use for the guy after that.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            Joe Flaherty of SCTV -- 82
            More well known to younger folk as the jeering fan in Happy Gilmore.
            the state of hockey is good

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            • #7
              Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

              More well known to younger folk as the jeering fan in Happy Gilmore.
              And the dad in Freaks and Geeks.

              Cornell '04, Stanford '06


              KDR

              Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
              iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
              gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
              Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
              Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
              TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
              DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

              Test to see if I can add this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                Joe Flaherty of SCTV -- 82
                I loved Count Floyd.
                Cornell University
                National Champion 1967, 1970
                ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                • #9
                  Guitarist Michael Ward, 57, complications from diabetes.

                  Probably best known for his time in The Wallflowers during their most successful period. But he was also a founding member of the 90's band School of Fish, and after they broke up, he was part of John Hiatt's touring band. Tons of session work and appearances with other artists, and his own band Gogol Bordello.

                  Saw him on this tour with Hiatt, three tracks from the two shows they played in Portland ME became part of the live album Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan. This track being notable for his short guitar malfunction about halfway through, either pulled the cord out, missed a stomp on his pedalboard or accidentally hit a pickup switch on his guitar.

                  Last edited by rufus; 04-08-2024, 10:23 AM.
                  What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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                  • #10
                    Interesting. I don't know of him specifically but I just listened to Terms of my Surrender yesterday, and School of Fish got plenty of rotation my senior year in college.

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                    • #11
                      Peter Higgs, the physicist who discovered the theoretical mechanism explaining the origin of mass in the universe, has passed away today.
                      CCT '77 & '78
                      4 kids
                      5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                      1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                      ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                      - Benjamin Franklin

                      Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                      I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                      • #12
                        Subscribed.

                        Glad Higgs got to see his theory proven
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                        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                        Originally posted by SanTropez
                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • #13
                          OJ Simpson

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                          • #14
                            Will the procession have a white bronco?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                              Will the procession have a white bronco?
                              If the coffin don't fit....
                              CCT '77 & '78
                              4 kids
                              5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                              1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                              ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                              - Benjamin Franklin

                              Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                              I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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