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I’m officially a failure as a step-dad. Step-son visiting for the first time since before COVID (from overseas). Playing frisbee in the front yard. Decided to quiz each other on things that we know that the other might not while we tossed the disc back and forth. I knew he didn’t ever watch baseball growing up, or ever. So I asked him to name any 5 baseball players from the history of baseball - ever. … I know!!! I thought he should be able to do it.

Here’s how he did.
1. Ken Griffith Jr.
2. Babe Ruth
3. Bo Jackson
4. Cuba Gooding Jr.
5. No guess. Couldn’t think of any more. I tried to give him a few hints but no luck. (Example - I said “The Wiz, The Wizard of …” He said “Harry Potter?” laughed.

I have an appointment with the lawyer on Tuesday to change my will.

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Thanks Guy, that was great. Made my day.

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I make everyone's day, every day. But in this case, it was Gus, not Guy.

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Turning this Gus post like it's a seashell found on the beach of life...

Zero Twins. Though he did name 40% juniors, which may be his attempt at picking a twin-like sub-set of human classification.

Maybe we should envy the kid, since knowledge of ballplayers has never once helped me earn money or improve my marriage.

There have been so many ballplayers, just putting two common names together has a higher chance for success than guessing a B-List actor and no guess whatsoever.

Tom Smith.
John Jones.
Steve Johnson.
Barry Thomas.
Bob Baker.

That was harder than I thought, especially if I had to pretend to enjoy tossing frisbee with the guy stoking the passions of my mother.

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I bet the kid would have been a whiz at naming the top Cross Country Skiers of the World though - being that he is probably a Norwegian - he would have rattled off

Peter Northug
Dario Cologna
Thomas Wassburg
Aleksander Bolshunov
Bjorn Daehlie

All the while chomping down a mouthful of Sur Stromming

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That’s Cuba Jr kid was starting pitcher of red sox game 1 1975 World Series was he not???

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I thought Cuba Gooding Jr. was a WR for the Cardinals. "Show me the money!"

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When my son was about 9 (2016ish), I asked him to name football players that he knew. His reply: Tom Brady and OJ Simpson. That's all. Depending on your allegiances, you may think one of these men is more evil than the other.

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Close for me - I'm a Dolphin fan 😎😎

- The Sheik

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WHAT!!

A denizen of Cali who likes a Florida team?!

What madness is this???? 😉🤣🤣🤣

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Dan Marino homer I’m guessing.

But the state you live in doesn’t always relate to your favorite team. I’m a Red Sox guy. Grew up in VA. I only picked the Sox because my dad is a Yankees guy.

I also refused to like the Washington Football Team. I picked KC Chiefs because that was the team I played for in a rec league.

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I became a Dolphins fan in a roundabout way. I grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana about 15 miles from Evansville. When I was in Junior High, the top high school player in our area (and pretty much the state) was a guy named Bob Griese. He went on to be QB at Purdue (in West Lafayette where my cousins lived) and then was drafted by: yes, the Miami Dolphins. There wasn't an NFL team in Indiana at the time and I didn't have what you'd call a favorite team at the time, so I became a fan of the newly minted Miami Dolphins. I moved to SoCal permanently in 1974, but continued to follow the 'Fins to this day. Marino was my favorite, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Bob Griese.

- The Sheik