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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » August 4, 2022, 10:32 am

samster wrote:
August 4, 2022, 10:07 am
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
August 4, 2022, 9:17 am
he mostly relies on Uncle Charlie these days.
Mentally googling this, the only result I get is that I had an Uncle Charlie.

He wasnt very reliable and, rumour had it, had an eye for young girls.

In the absence of the other thread, I need educating. What's a reliable Uncle Charlie to a colonial?
Here is Adam Wainwright throwing the 12 to 6 curve. The announcer refers to to the pitch as Uncle Charlie,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7o39ggBcZA
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Post by samster » August 4, 2022, 10:41 am

Thanks.

12 to 6? I'm guessing that refers to the grip? I did watch most of the videos but, it got a bit samey so, if that's explained, my apologies.

Sorry to OP for going off on a tangent.

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Post by jackspratt » August 4, 2022, 12:31 pm

12 to 6 refers to a clock face - ball starts at 12, and finishes at 6 as it crosses home plate.

Here's the grip

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Post by samster » August 4, 2022, 7:13 pm

Thanks. I've learned something today. It was still more of a thrill to watch Warnie bowling though.

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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by Kenr6583 » August 4, 2022, 7:27 pm

If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.

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Post by tamada » August 4, 2022, 9:55 pm

Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 7:27 pm
If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.
Indeed.

I wonder which is his preferred carrier?
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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » August 4, 2022, 10:00 pm

Kenr6583 wrote:
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If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.
Yes, he is my favourite pitcher in this era. I've seen him pitch in Toronto and Detroit. In Toronto he threw the only no hitter I have seen in person. I saw Nolan Ryan throw a number of them on TV. The first I saw was in the 1956 World Series when Don Larsen of the Yankees no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mantle got the winning run with a home run and saved the no hitter with an excellent catch in centre.
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » August 4, 2022, 10:36 pm

samster wrote:
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Thanks. I've learned something today. It was still more of a thrill to watch Warnie bowling though.
Wait! There's more about Wainwright and Uncle Charlie. The following is from Wiki: 'Why is a curveball called Uncle Charlie? "Uncle Charlie," or "Lord Charles," was one of the early nicknames for the curveball. This was taken from the name of Harvard President Charles Elliot, who was opposed to the curveball's introduction and saw it as cheating.'

'Why is Wainwright called Uncle Charlie?
Uncle Charlie originated from his Fantasy Football name that he used for his charity, Big League Impact. He created his Twitter account because of his charity and moved his nickname over. That's what it's been ever since. “Everywhere I go, people call me Waino or Uncle Charlie,” Wainwright said.Aug 18, 2019
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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by Kenr6583 » August 4, 2022, 11:52 pm

tamada wrote:
August 4, 2022, 9:55 pm
Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 7:27 pm
If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.
Indeed.

I wonder which is his preferred carrier?
Domestically, Southwest Airlines.

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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by tamada » August 5, 2022, 12:23 am

Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 11:52 pm
tamada wrote:
August 4, 2022, 9:55 pm
Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 7:27 pm
If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.
Indeed.

I wonder which is his preferred carrier?
Domestically, Southwest Airlines.
But United when on business.
You don't have to be afraid of everything you don't understand.

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Re: US Flights - Recommendations

Post by Kenr6583 » August 5, 2022, 1:29 am

tamada wrote:
August 5, 2022, 12:23 am
Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 11:52 pm
tamada wrote:
August 4, 2022, 9:55 pm
Kenr6583 wrote:
August 4, 2022, 7:27 pm
If you want to see poetry in motion you need to watch Justin Verlander pitch.
Indeed.

I wonder which is his preferred carrier?
Domestically, Southwest Airlines.
But United when on business.
Not a fan of United anymore, I fly either Southwest or First Class Delta. I do hear JetBlue and Alaska Airlines are very good, but I’ve never flown on either.

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