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Robert K S wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:26 pm
mas3cf wrote:Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90
Speaking of Michael Collins, I just chanced upon this old Celebrity game in the Archive where his crewmate Buzz Aldrin Clavined himself out of the win.

https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3011

Fortunately, it didn't matter to his charity, because all three charities got $10,000.
I don't know what is worse: 17 unplayed clues, those scores after DJ, or Buzz's FJ wager.

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Sat May 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died at the age of 89. Dukakis won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Cher's world-weary mother in Moonstruck. She also had memorable parts in Steel Magnolias, Look Who's Talking, and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dukakis, who was also an Obie-winning actress and three-time Emmy nominee, was the cousin of one-time Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis.
Michael Dukakis, by the by, is still alive at 87. I had him in the Already Gone column in my brain for some reason. I doubt he'll succeed in making it back to the Still Alive column. When my brain kills people, they tend to stay dead no matter how alive they actually are. I had Walter Mondale in the Already Gone column for years before he finally capitulated. More than once during that time I looked him up to refresh my memory on when he had died only to find out he was still alive. I was surprised each time and the information never stuck.

On the other hand, I've finally got it into my head that Henry Kissinger is still alive. I still find it hard to believe, but at least I'm aware that that's the current claim.

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mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:50 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:26 pm
mas3cf wrote:Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90
Speaking of Michael Collins, I just chanced upon this old Celebrity game in the Archive where his crewmate Buzz Aldrin Clavined himself out of the win.

https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3011

Fortunately, it didn't matter to his charity, because all three charities got $10,000.
I don't know what is worse: 17 unplayed clues, those scores after DJ, or Buzz's FJ wager.
Or his response of Napoleon writing a poem in 1935.

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Henry the K will be 98 later this month.

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Robert K S wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:26 pm
mas3cf wrote:Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90
Speaking of Michael Collins, I just chanced upon this old Celebrity game in the Archive where his crewmate Buzz Aldrin Clavined himself out of the win.

https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3011

Fortunately, it didn't matter to his charity, because all three charities got $10,000.
Odd thing about this archived game: In the Game Dynamics graph, along the y-axis there's a minus sign showing at the -$500 level but not at the -$1,500 and -$2,500 levels.
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Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter on April 9 against the Texas Rangers. It is the first no-hitter ever by a Padres pitcher.

I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I believe the San Diego Padres were the last remaining MLB team never to record a no-hitter in franchise history.
Yep:
https://www.mlb.com/news/every-mlb-team ... c276325568

That said, a few of those are combined no hitters which, IMO, don't count. The Orioles now have the longest single pitcher no hitter drought, with Jim Palmer's on Aug 13, 1969.
And that drought just ended. John Means solo no-hit the Mariners. Think it's the Indians now.
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Volante wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter on April 9 against the Texas Rangers. It is the first no-hitter ever by a Padres pitcher.

I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I believe the San Diego Padres were the last remaining MLB team never to record a no-hitter in franchise history.
Yep:
https://www.mlb.com/news/every-mlb-team ... c276325568

That said, a few of those are combined no hitters which, IMO, don't count. The Orioles now have the longest single pitcher no hitter drought, with Jim Palmer's on Aug 13, 1969.
And that drought just ended. John Means solo no-hit the Mariners. Think it's the Indians now.
In the first-ever complete game of his career. I guess he only ever needed a chance.
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Lefty wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter on April 9 against the Texas Rangers. It is the first no-hitter ever by a Padres pitcher.

I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I believe the San Diego Padres were the last remaining MLB team never to record a no-hitter in franchise history.
Yep:
https://www.mlb.com/news/every-mlb-team ... c276325568

That said, a few of those are combined no hitters which, IMO, don't count. The Orioles now have the longest single pitcher no hitter drought, with Jim Palmer's on Aug 13, 1969.
And that drought just ended. John Means solo no-hit the Mariners. Think it's the Indians now.
In the first-ever complete game of his career. I guess he only ever needed a chance.
It was the first non-perfect game where the pitcher didn't give up a walk, a hit batsman, or an error. The only base runner reached on a wild pitch third strike, and was erased on an attempted stolen base. Means faced the minimum 27.

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alietr wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Lefty wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter on April 9 against the Texas Rangers. It is the first no-hitter ever by a Padres pitcher.

I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I believe the San Diego Padres were the last remaining MLB team never to record a no-hitter in franchise history.
Yep:
https://www.mlb.com/news/every-mlb-team ... c276325568

That said, a few of those are combined no hitters which, IMO, don't count. The Orioles now have the longest single pitcher no hitter drought, with Jim Palmer's on Aug 13, 1969.
And that drought just ended. John Means solo no-hit the Mariners. Think it's the Indians now.
In the first-ever complete game of his career. I guess he only ever needed a chance.
It was the first non-perfect game where the pitcher didn't give up a walk, a hit batsman, or an error. The only base runner reached on a wild pitch third strike, and was erased on an attempted stolen base. Means faced the minimum 27.
MLB did the research for me:
Now the Pirates have the longest such [single pitcher no hitter] gap, as they are without an individual no-no since John Candelaria’s in 1976.
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Bamaman wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:25 pm
Johnblue wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.
Hold your horses.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/spor ... index.html
If Medina Spirit gets disqualified, that would be dope.

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mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:21 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:25 pm
Johnblue wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.
Hold your horses.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/spor ... index.html
If Medina Spirit gets disqualified, that would be dope.
Does anyone know what would happen with gambling money that has been paid out?
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triviawayne wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:15 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:21 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:25 pm
Johnblue wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.
Hold your horses.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/spor ... index.html
If Medina Spirit gets disqualified, that would be dope.
Does anyone know what would happen with gambling money that has been paid out?
I suppose if you had made a bet of some type that suddenly became a winner and still had the ticket you could get paid for it. Not much of a chance people who already cashed winners will return it.

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The official results have been posted. In the last couple of years one or two similar occurrences have happened with no change in payouts.

Books won’t have to do anything. But it wouldn’t surprise me if an online book or two decide to pay tickets on Mandaloun win bets only.

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Sun May 09, 2021 6:31 pm
The official results have been posted. In the last couple of years one or two similar occurrences have happened with no change in payouts.

Books won’t have to do anything. But it wouldn’t surprise me if an online book or two decide to pay tickets on Mandaloun win bets only.
Beat me to it, but have a 3rd party quote anyway:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/spor ... -test.html
Bettors who backed Medina Spirit, however, would keep their winnings, while supporters of Mandaloun would be left with losing tickets.
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Volante wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:48 pm
Golf wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:31 pm
The official results have been posted. In the last couple of years one or two similar occurrences have happened with no change in payouts.

Books won’t have to do anything. But it wouldn’t surprise me if an online book or two decide to pay tickets on Mandaloun win bets only.
Beat me to it, but have a 3rd party quote anyway:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/spor ... -test.html
Bettors who backed Medina Spirit, however, would keep their winnings, while supporters of Mandaloun would be left with losing tickets.
I'm no lawyer, but it sounds to me like the Mandaloun betters could have a class-action case against the Medina Spirit team for cheating them out of winnings.

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seaborgium wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Character actor Norman Lloyd ... died at age 106.
No clues about him in the Archive... I would think if he was too obscure in life for the J! canon, he'll remain too obscure in death. Time will tell!

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seaborgium wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Character actor Norman Lloyd, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Auschlander in "St. Elsewhere," died at age 106. He had previously worked with Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, and Alfred Hitchcock. His last acting credit was in Trainwreck.
Sorry to hear this. I remember him from Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942).

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:38 am
The 2021 class being inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame includes Jay-Z, the Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, and Foo Fighters. Special awards are being given to LL Cool J, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Heron, Billy Preston, metal guitarist Randy Rhoads, and Clarence Avant.

King and Turner join Stevie Nicks as the only women to be selected for induction twice. Turner was inducted in 1991 as part of a duo with Ike Turner. King was previously inducted in 1990 along with former partner Gerry Goffin in the songwriting category. Neither King nor Turner had ever been nominated as a solo artist until this year.

This was also the Go-Go's first nomination despite being eligible for the past fifteen years.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters also becomes a double inductee, having previously been brought in as the drummer for Nirvana.
Of course Iron Maiden was snubbed. :roll:

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teapot37 wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 7:42 pm
Phil Mickelson wins the 2021 PGA Championship for his sixth major championship (3 Masters, 2 PGAs, 1 British Open; he has come second at the US Open six times, most recently 2013). At age 50, he is the oldest man to win a major.
I'm still disappointed that Tom Watson couldn't par that 18th hole in 2009.
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Ironhorse wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 10:24 pm
I'm still disappointed that Tom Watson couldn't par that 18th hole in 2009.
No kidding, I actually tweaked my back watching that. Would have been the second greatest sports win ever behind only the Miracle on Ice.

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