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You know you're getting old when......


You know you're getting old when......

The sons of Matt Holliday and Andrew Jones go 1st and 2nd in the 2022 MLB draft !! Holliday's 1st year in the majors was 2004 (COL) when I was 53 years old. Jones started in 1996, when I was a relatively young 45 !!

- The Sheik

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The first time that grandsons (!) of NHL players I used to follow got drafted I really knew

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I knew when I saw Cecil Fielders SON retire.

Actually ran into Cecil at an Outback Steakhouse in Tampa when he was at Spring Training with Yankees, and Prince (a young teenager) was with him.

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Dam Sheik, you are old. lol. I will be 59 next month. I saw Nolan Ryan pitch at shea Stadium for my first game. He was a reliever. Thats old. I also saw Mickey Mantle hit a homer at Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium. Old.

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I just hope Druw Jones plays CF the way is dad did. Watching the Braves growing up I was shocked when a ball hit the ground anywhere near Jones. You just knew he would catch everything between the corner OF’s.

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Thank you Sheik....I don't feel quite so old now.

I'm I saw games at Connie Mack Stadium old.

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I remember as a kid looking at the box scores for the Red Sox and wondering who yzskmi was , i thought maybe it was a typo. The first game I ever saw live was Sox vs M's. Sox had yaz ,lynn , rice , fisk etc. They won the game 16-2. Now all these years later his grandson is playing. I also remember when they had scheduled doubleheaders.

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I remember the yaz as a kid i knew he won the triple crown thought he was great i was a tiger fan. we was in the same div at the time. and he was a player to look up too great player for the time

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I remember when barry bonds started. i thought no way he could be as good as his dad . boy was i wrong. when i saw kin griffey jr swing a bat i knew he was great. something about player dna from dads work, but remember 50% is from mom. but i think a lot of it is just starting at a young age

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Also in this draft: Carsten Sabathia, Justin Crawford (son of Carl) and Cam Collier (son of Lou).

- The Sheik

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TGBBIRCH. Do you remember "Big Yaz Bread"? I think Wonder made it. I was so young I called it "Big Ass Bread". Might have been a New England thing.

Found it. Made by Arnold. https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/..

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I remember "Yaz Ford" as well

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Arnold bread is a brand name of Bimbo Bakeries. In SoCal it's marketed as Oroweat bread. I was an independent bread distributor here in the High Desert for 9 years with a contract to distribute Sara Lee Baking goods to Supermarkets. My brother-in-law still works as a delivery driver for Oroweat. Far more bread info than you needed 😎

- The Sheik

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I am a Daves Killer Bread, thin sliced guy. Type 2 will do that to you.

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More useless bread trivia , I bet nobody ever thought they would see that headline. Anyway , the dave of dave'skb got in trouble , went to prison , came out a reformed cook and member of society. His company will routinely hire ex cons if they are good bakers , he believes in giving people 2nd chances. I was not paid to say that just a true statement.