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Colin William
2008-08-04 02:50:55 UTC
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Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear them
live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live. His
calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our memories, but
larely via replays because most people were watching the TV while he was on
the radio only in the postseason.

What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years? The
AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish I was
too.") Others?

Colin
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zig zigalo
2008-08-05 01:39:02 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't
hear them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I
caught live. His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are
etched in our memories, but larely via replays because most people
were watching the TV while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991
years? The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are
loaded, i wish I was too.") Others?
the batter with the "international object" in his eye is one of mine, as
well as during the dismal years in a blowout loss, "if you promise to
patronize our sponsors"...something about walking the dog.
:)
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Dale Hicks
2008-08-05 03:13:18 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't
hear them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I
caught live. His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are
etched in our memories, but larely via replays because most people
were watching the TV while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991
years? The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are
loaded, i wish I was too.") Others?
the batter with the "international object" in his eye is one of mine, as
well as during the dismal years in a blowout loss, "if you promise to
patronize our sponsors"...something about walking the dog.
:)
I forgot that one. I loved it.
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zig zigalo
2008-08-05 01:39:41 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't
hear them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I
caught live. His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are
etched in our memories, but larely via replays because most people
were watching the TV while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991
years? The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are
loaded, i wish I was too.") Others?
the best one, however, is:
"Here comes Bream! Here's the throw to the plate! He iiiiiiiisssssssss ...
safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! ... Braves win!"
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tim in the coffeeshop
Colin William
2008-08-05 01:55:54 UTC
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"Here comes Bream! Here's the throw to the plate! He iiiiiiiisssssssss ...
safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! ... Braves win!"
That is another good one.

From a spring training game:
"Giovanola to Graffanino to Pecorilli...double play. Somebody get me some
pasta!"

Colin
Chris ®
2008-08-20 02:57:04 UTC
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Post by Colin William
"Giovanola to Graffanino to
Pecorilli...double play. Somebody get me
some pasta!"
One of the Mets broadcasters noted on the day he died that Carey, during
an extended losing streak back in the mid-80's when the team was awful
said, at the beginning of the game:

"Like lambs to the slaughter, the Braves take the field".

That's something Uecker would say in a "Major League" movie.

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JPM III
2008-08-05 03:38:05 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear
them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live.
His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our
memories, but larely via replays because most people were watching the TV
while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish
I was too.") Others?
The one that I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned is his call of the last
out of the 1995 World Series. From "Yes! Yes! Yes!" to bringing "the first
championship to Atlanta!" ... a standout memory, not only for Skip's call,
but because he was right about how significant it was and still is for the
city.
Dale Hicks
2008-08-05 04:03:19 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear
them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live.
His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our
memories, but larely via replays because most people were watching the TV
while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish
I was too.") Others?
The one that I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned is his call of the last
out of the 1995 World Series. From "Yes! Yes! Yes!" to bringing "the first
championship to Atlanta!" ... a standout memory, not only for Skip's call,
but because he was right about how significant it was and still is for the
city.
I can't remember the details of what I consider his funniest quote,
but sometime in the 91 (or 92) season we managed to have two runners
on second and he said something like "we've got runners all over the
bases". Of course the absurdity of the moment played into it, but
Skip's always the first to pounce on it to bring it to your attention
and bring the point home.

While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the infield fly rule?
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JPM III
2008-08-05 04:51:56 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear
them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live.
His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our
memories, but larely via replays because most people were watching the TV
while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish
I was too.") Others?
The one that I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned is his call of the last
out of the 1995 World Series. From "Yes! Yes! Yes!" to bringing "the first
championship to Atlanta!" ... a standout memory, not only for Skip's call,
but because he was right about how significant it was and still is for the
city.
I can't remember the details of what I consider his funniest quote,
but sometime in the 91 (or 92) season we managed to have two runners
on second and he said something like "we've got runners all over the
bases". Of course the absurdity of the moment played into it, but
Skip's always the first to pounce on it to bring it to your attention
and bring the point home.
While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the infield fly rule?
For that matter, what DOES Antonio Alfonseca do when someone cuts him off in
traffic?
Dale Hicks
2008-08-05 05:02:38 UTC
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While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the infield fly rule?
For that matter, what DOES Antonio Alfonseca do when someone cuts him off in
traffic?
During the 1992 WS I think: "Same two teams tomorrow night ... and
if it weren't, wouldn't that be a story".
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Ben B
2008-08-05 12:42:25 UTC
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear
them live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live.
His calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our
memories, but larely via replays because most people were watching the TV
while he was on the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
The AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish
I was too.") Others?
The one that I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned is his call of the last
out of the 1995 World Series. From "Yes! Yes! Yes!" to bringing "the first
championship to Atlanta!" ... a standout memory, not only for Skip's call,
but because he was right about how significant it was and still is for the
city.
I can't remember the details of what I consider his funniest quote,
but sometime in the 91 (or 92) season we managed to have two runners
on second and he said something like "we've got runners all over the
bases". Of course the absurdity of the moment played into it, but
Skip's always the first to pounce on it to bring it to your attention
and bring the point home.
While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the infield fly rule?
For that matter, what DOES Antonio Alfonseca do when someone cuts him off in
traffic?
my iconic skip moment was during a come-from-behind win over the mets:
(paraphrasing) that's two runs for atlanta, as the forces of good
overcome the forces of evil.

who else remembers the squirrel?

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Dick Adams
2008-08-05 09:56:42 UTC
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Post by Dale Hicks
While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the
infield fly rule?
You jest! It's easier to explain women.
Bob Horton
2008-08-06 19:12:45 UTC
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While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the
infield fly rule?
You jest! It's easier to explain women.
Does anyone remember this story? He told it several times but I can't
remember the details. It was from 80's vintage Braves "terriball" era.
IIRC, the Braves player, maybe it was Rafael Ramirez but I think it was
another Hispanic player, was trying to stretch a double into a triple, but
the outfielder made a great throw to third and the runner was only about
halfway to third when the ball arrived. In describing the play to Skip
afterward, the Braves player described it as "that's the outest I've ever
been". Just priceless as told by Skip.
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2008-08-07 14:05:20 UTC
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Post by Dale Hicks
While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the
infield fly rule?
You jest! It's easier to explain women.
Does anyone remember this story? He told it several times but I can't
remember the details. It was from 80's vintage Braves "terriball" era.
IIRC, the Braves player, maybe it was Rafael Ramirez but I think it was
another Hispanic player, was trying to stretch a double into a triple, but
the outfielder made a great throw to third and the runner was only about
halfway to third when the ball arrived. In describing the play to Skip
afterward, the Braves player described it as "that's the outest I've ever
been". Just priceless as told by Skip.
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While we're on the subject, can anyone explain the
infield fly rule?
You jest! It's easier to explain women.
Does anyone remember this story? He told it several times but I can't
remember the details. It was from 80's vintage Braves "terriball" era.
IIRC, the Braves player, maybe it was Rafael Ramirez but I think it was
another Hispanic player, was trying to stretch a double into a triple, but
the outfielder made a great throw to third and the runner was only about
halfway to third when the ball arrived. In describing the play to Skip
afterward, the Braves player described it as "that's the outest I've ever
been". Just priceless as told by Skip.
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Bob Horton
Bob, it was Albert Hall
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2008-08-07 20:45:38 UTC
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On Sun, 3 Aug 2008 22:50:55 -0400, "Colin William"
Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear them
live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live. His
calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our memories, but
larely via replays because most people were watching the TV while he was on
the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years? The
AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish I was
too.") Others?
Colin
This isn't a quote, but rather an incident described in one of Lewis
Grizzard's books. I wish I could find it online, but here it is to
the best of my memory.

Lewis was at a bar in the city one evening and one of the other
patrons was Skip. Apparently both had been imbibing for sometime.

Skip gets up and leaves without saying anything. A few minutes later
Lewis looks up at the TV and there is Skip, doing the local sports on
the evening news.
Tommy Smeltzer
2008-08-12 17:10:51 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember one game against the cubs in which relief pitcher
Heathcliff Slocumb had walked the bases loaded. Skip reported that the
manager (I forget who) "is scribbling on his lineup card as he
approaches the mound to have a chat with his pitcher... probably
something to the effect of 'remind Heathcliff to throw strikes.'" I
was in my car at the time and I nearly ran off the road I was laughing
so hard.
taylor
2008-08-13 00:38:05 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember one game against the cubs in which relief pitcher
Heathcliff Slocumb had walked the bases loaded. Skip reported that the
manager (I forget who) "is scribbling on his lineup card as he
approaches the mound to have a chat with his pitcher... probably
something to the effect of 'remind Heathcliff to throw strikes.'" I
was in my car at the time and I nearly ran off the road I was laughing
so hard.
i remember once doing the pregame one day against the padres, pete
referred to SD starter andy benes as the "bell cow" of that staff.
skip thought it was hilarious and it became a running joke throughout
the entire game, with skip using the "bell cow" metaphor every chance
he got.
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2008-08-13 13:38:34 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember a Braves game on back in the 80s against the Mets at Shea.
The cameras showed a horde of fans coming off the subway beyond the
outfield fences and Skip nonchalantly quipped: "I wonder how many of
them still have their wallets".
Dale Hicks
2008-08-14 01:32:51 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember a Braves game on back in the 80s against the Mets at Shea.
The cameras showed a horde of fans coming off the subway beyond the
outfield fences and Skip nonchalantly quipped: "I wonder how many of
them still have their wallets".
Was Skip the one that coined the "Oh-seventy-six ... Bingo!" comment?
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2008-08-14 04:36:44 UTC
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What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember a Braves game on back in the 80s against the Mets at Shea.
The cameras showed a horde of fans coming off the subway beyond the
outfield fences and Skip nonchalantly quipped: "I wonder how many of
them still have their wallets".
Was Skip the one that coined the "Oh-seventy-six ... Bingo!" comment?
He's the first I recall using it.
TulsaOK
2008-08-15 21:01:50 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember a Braves game on back in the 80s against the Mets at Shea.
The cameras showed a horde of fans coming off the subway beyond the
outfield fences and Skip nonchalantly quipped: "I wonder how many of
them still have their wallets".
Was Skip the one that coined the "Oh-seventy-six ... Bingo!" comment?
He's the first I recall using it.
I noticed that Joe Simpson said that line the other night and got a
little choked up. Ok, so did I.
TulsaOK
2008-08-15 21:03:17 UTC
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Post by Colin William
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years?
I remember one game against the cubs in which relief pitcher
Heathcliff Slocumb had walked the bases loaded. Skip reported that the
manager (I forget who) "is scribbling on his lineup card as he
approaches the mound to have a chat with his pitcher... probably
something to the effect of 'remind Heathcliff to throw strikes.'" I
was in my car at the time and I nearly ran off the road I was laughing
so hard.
As said to Joe Simpson on occasion, "And the horse you rode in on".
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Post by Colin William
Of course, we all remember his most famous ones, even if we didn't hear them
live: "I don't believe it, he caught the ball!" is one I caught live. His
calls on Sid's slide and the 95 championship are etched in our memories, but
larely via replays because most people were watching the TV while he was on
the radio only in the postseason.
What are your favorite Skip quotes, especially from the pre-1991 years? The
AJC lists some of his more wry comments ("The bases are loaded, i wish I was
too.") Others?
My favorite was not really a quote but more of conversation between him and Pete Van Wieren... They were talking about "the coin of the realm" and Pete asked what Skip thought that was. His reply: "Pete's a dork." I almost peed myself laughing!
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