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A brief Milton observation on Elvis...

Discussion in 'Cockatoo Causeway' started by cassiesdad, 6/5/18.

  1. SandraK

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    The Data Card, Minnetonka, MN team ended up in the industrial league finals played in Little Falls, MN. My now ex, knowing zip about softball announced to his co-workers @ Cargill that my team was playing in finals in Grand Rapids, MI. It was quite a let down for him that my team wasn't. But then again, he was the laughing stock of the recreational co-ed softball games his "up to his standards" friends put together because he couldn't bat, lost his temper and couldn't catch. My former life wasn't much fun.
     
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    Best game in the world. It was softball that broke my left knee. I was warming up for a game, caught a ball and stepped backwards into a hidden hole. My knee dislocated and that was the beginning of knee problems.
     
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    I couldn't get my glove to a fly ball so I caught it with the other hand.

    Loved the game, can't wait until my 4 year old starts playing.
     
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    Hurts but it's worth it! I think I showed up for the very first practice without a glove because we'd never used gloves in rounders. Never again.
     
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    Oh my goodness, Elvis and Milton out and unsupervised. That would be frightening. I left Elvis alone for less than 10 minutes one day and he stripped off about a 2 foot strip of wood from my 100 year old pocket door. :arghh: Completely my fault for leaving him unsupervised. But then I had to tell the fiancé, who was at work, what happened. I was worried that Elvis and I would be spending the night in a hotel. LOL. The fiancé didn't get mad but kept repeating "2 feet", "2 feet" over and over again.

    Milton, who tears phone books apart, and Elvis out together....... Bob might not have a house left. LOL.
     
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  6. cassiesdad

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    Hey, to tell the truth...sometimes Milton, out of his cage and supervised, is...:eeeek:
     
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    Sounds like we could get a team together of AA roadies...can't say how many games we'd win, but the stories that were told about our birds on the bench would be great...;)
     
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    Didn't one of our members have to tear out the drywall in a closet after one of her toos (?) chewed a hole in the back wall and fell into it? I think Bob would have a remodeled home following Milton's bird blueprints.

    I can just see it - Remodeling by Milton, Inc. "No guarantees included" followed by @JLcribber - Cribber Too Remodelling - "No bird remodeling job too big for us".
     
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    Great stories...that's what I miss the most about playing..the stories told in the dugouts, on the benches, and bars after the game. :patrelax:

    We used the 16 inch ball...without gloves....very difficult. I think I broke all my fingers on both hands at different times during the time I played...and I wasn't even a "regular" .
     
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    Before anything can be remodelled there must be demolition. That is what we specialize in. :D
     
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    Use to play, until I got hit with line drive, went right into my thigh. Had dinner plate size bruise for about 3 weeks. It also took out my L thumb. I'm a lefty that bats right hand, freaks pitchers out pretty good.
     
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    You're definitely a great addition to the team. :yes3:

    Worst injury I ever had playing softball...I came over to the field one day, just after we got back from Buffalo, NY after an annual for Cassie...I wasn't expecting to play...I had shorts, tee shirt and sneakers on. Well, I came just in the nick of time...we didn't have enough players to play the game and would have had to forfeit...so I played.
    The first batter grounded out to second base...and being the catcher, I ran behind the batter to back up first. Unfortunately, I tore my hamstring doing it. I couldn't come out of the game...so I gutted it out.

    The reward...I caught a no hitter :wow:...the "bad" news...I couldn't work for a week...:)
     
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    :omg: :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    But wasn't it fun?
     
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    Those were the days my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd sing and dance forever and a day
    We'd live the life we choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way

    Those were the Days, Mary Hopkin (have it on a record from a birthday)
     
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    We could even call the team the "Golden Years" :batonthehead: :laughing7:
     
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    Great, song stuck in my head now.....
     
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    Better I think than Harry Chapin's Taxi or Cat's in the Cradle which I've been stuck on, off and on, for the past few days.
     
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    I had to go for a ride today...so many of the places I've played on are now gone...

    "Don't it always seem to go...that you don't know what you got till it's gone...they paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

    Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell
     

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