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message 1: by Brina (last edited May 22, 2020 04:55AM) (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
I made a separate thread for zoom meetings so it is easy to find the info. Our next meeting is this Sunday, May 24 at 1 pm Eastern/12 Central/10 Pacific times. If anyone outside of the US/Canada is interested in joining, we can make the time more flexible for you as well. Looking forward to this Sunday.

Meeting ID: 631 706 8172

Password: 8qBhA4

Info for phone number:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6317068172?...


message 2: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 18087 comments I won't be on the zoom tomorrow because I unintentionally dove into a pool with the phone in my pocket. It doesn't work and I doubt I can get one this weekend. MY bad!


message 3: by C. John (new)

C. John Kerry (cjkerry) | 7787 comments Reminds me of a scene in Midsomer Murders where a lady the two detectives have been interviewing takes off the towel she has over her dress and dives Into her pool. Sgt Troy remarks to Inspector Burnaby that she still has her jewels on.


message 4: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 18087 comments C. John wrote: "Reminds me of a scene in Midsomer Murders where a lady the two detectives have been interviewing takes off the towel she has over her dress and dives Into her pool. Sgt Troy remarks to Inspector Bu..." Mine isn't as expensive


message 5: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments I will miss you HMAN
Mike Linn


message 6: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 18087 comments Thanks Mike. I'll miss you and your Dodger hat too.


message 7: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
Actually that can be a question each meeting - which hat will Mike wear today?


message 8: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Funny you should mention that, was thinking of bringing them ALL down. I `ll pick a few goodies. But I`ll start where I started, in Brooklyn
Mike Linn


message 9: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Guys but I want to see the golf match at 3 so can we try to limit it to 1 1/2 hrs as hard as it may be.


message 10: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
Same here - first the golf, then the NASCAR race at 6.


message 11: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
I made next week’s meeting at the same time as this week. Worse case I’ll drink coffee throughout.


message 12: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Sounds good to me
Mike Linn


message 13: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
You mean our witty and lively banter isn’t enough to keep you awake?


message 14: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Oh it is but 3 days in a row of staying up til midnight or later will take its toll on me. I’m willing to continue these meetings at least once a week as long as we have no live sports.


message 15: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Today, I salute every man & woman that`s ever tied a pair of boots, buttoned up a uniform or put their body & soul on that line.
Mike Linn


message 16: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 18087 comments I'll virtually satnd next to you and salute the fallen heroes


message 17: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie  | 1529 comments Apologies for missing yesterday's meeting - have a good and safe Memorial Day, everyone!


message 18: by C. John (new)

C. John Kerry (cjkerry) | 7787 comments So your holiday was yesterday I take it. Ours, which has gone by many names, was last Monday (the Monday on or preceding the 24th of May). It used to be on the 24th no matter the day of the week but got changed many moons ago so that we could have a long weekend.


message 19: by C. John (new)

C. John Kerry (cjkerry) | 7787 comments Just realized today is Monday. Guess I am too tired to think straight. Off to the land of wonderful dreams.


message 20: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Harold wrote: "I'll virtually stand next to you and salute the fallen heroes"

You can be next to me any time, 6 feet apart of course, to salute all the heroes & wounded warriors
Mike Linn


message 21: by Lance (last edited May 25, 2020 07:14AM) (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
C. John wrote: "So your holiday was yesterday I take it. Ours, which has gone by many names, was last Monday (the Monday on or preceding the 24th of May). It used to be on the 24th no matter the day of the week bu..."

I too salute all the fallen heroes and will virtually attend a memorial service later.

John, we too had that change in the US. Memorial Day used to May 30 until it was changed to the last day of May for a three day weekend.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Harold wrote: "I'll virtually satnd next to you and salute the fallen heroes"

Count me in guys.


message 23: by Lawrence (new)

Lawrence | 945 comments I hope the zoom call went well. I've been offline for the most part since Friday. I needed a break from the pc.


message 24: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
I won’t be at today’s Zoom call. My wife and I have been volunteering at a food pantry by doing the shopping and stocking and we are doing that today. Usually we do it on Wednesday but we were asked to get a few items they were running low on that are popular. Hope you have a good meeting.


message 25: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Great stuff, of course you will be missed
Mike Linn


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Lance wrote: "I won’t be at today’s Zoom call. My wife and I have been volunteering at a food pantry by doing the shopping and stocking and we are doing that today. Usually we do it on Wednesday but we were aske..."

Good for you guys. What a great thing to help others out in this time.

I won't be able to make it today either. We are going to Louisville to have a socially distant picnic with our granddaughter--haven't seen them since February.


message 27: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
That’s exciting, Doug. Does this grandchild belong to your kid who is married to a Cubs fan? That makes the kid half Cubs fan.

Anyone else who can’t make it? Less people we can limit to an hour instead of an hour and a half. I guess we’ll play by ear.


message 28: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Miss you too, enjoy your granddaughter
Mike Linn


message 29: by C. John (new)

C. John Kerry (cjkerry) | 7787 comments Unless something weird happens I should be there.


message 30: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Ditto
Mike Linn


message 31: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Great meeting today even if it was just a few of us. I made it at the same time next week for our west coast contingent. If during the week, it pops up that there are time conflicts, I can always change the time. Just let me know by Wednesday before all the time slots fill up.


message 32: by [deleted user] (last edited May 31, 2020 04:59PM) (new)

Michael Linn wrote: "Miss you too, enjoy your granddaughter
Mike Linn"


Thanks. Great day in the sunshine.
She's our only grandchild, my oldest son's. It is a sports-mixed family, but more of a football family--he's a Packers fan and his wife is a Colts fan. For baseball she comes from a Cardinals family, so there is a possible divisional conflict if the Reds get good again.

Our granddaughter is three years old and full of energy--we played freeze tag, duck duck goose and chased her around with a ball after she hit it off a tee until our legs gave out.

Sorry I missed the zoom though.


message 33: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments While our meeting, like Brina said was pretty good, that day you had with your 3 year old granddaughter, was priceless
Mike Linn


message 34: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Ideas for Zoom Meetings
*Note- could move to a weekday or weeknight if we get this to work.

Invite a former player - Joy’s dad???, Doug might have contacts from his research, someone who would be willing to talk without a fee

Invite an author of book we’ve read before- I’m thinking Anne Keane or Kevin Cook, just not sure how we could pull this off

I love chatting with you all but would love other perspectives as well. If anyone else has any ideas, let’s hear them.


message 35: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments It sounded from what Joy said yesterday, that her father might be agreeable to joining us on our ZOOM. Lets see what she says this week
Mike Linn,
For those of you not here yesterday, her father is Bob Lillis


message 36: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
I wish I knew former baseball players. I said my less than 6 degrees of separation is that Ken Holtzman’s daughters went to school with be from 6-12 grade. It’s been too long and I’m not on Facebook so I can’t ask. He’s also shy. I’m wondering if my dad knows anyone. Only thing I can think of is that he worked with the sister of the Brewers third base coach for years. Not sure if he’s still in contact though.


message 37: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
I can ask my dad as he knows a former Twins pitcher, Gary Serum. I don’t have good connection as it was far too long ago I was part of Kent Hrbek’s buddies. Was just sharing that story and wow, that was 40 years now


message 38: by Rob (new)

Rob Oliver | 17 comments wow I haven't heard Hrbek's name in years. guy had some power. I remember that explosive seeing her had, like the Pedro of hitters, all arms.

i don't think I have any former players in my Rolodex but will keep it in mind and would love to join.


message 39: by Rob (new)

Rob Oliver | 17 comments explosive swing


message 40: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments If you`d like in, join us on the other thread- 2020 spring training, & don`t be timid, the others would be along in a bit. Welcome
Mike Linn


message 41: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Sunday is going to be hectic here. My son Mendel is moving back into his dorm - just down the street- and I have to help him because my husband works all day. Live classes start on Monday so Sunday will be his last day home for awhile. I could do Wednesday of this week or we could skip until the next week. Chris and Joy said they had a commitment on Sunday as well. I know Mike you really look forward to this meeting so I could start meeting make Lance moderator and then leave. Just let me know what the consensus is and I’ll work around everyone else’s schedules.


message 42: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Of course I love this, but it`s better when we`re as many as can be. I`m good with what works for the majority. Pick a day & time & I`m in
Mike Linn


message 43: by C. John (new)

C. John Kerry (cjkerry) | 7787 comments As it stands for me right now tomorrow is problematic and the for the rest of the month, until the 25th, Tuesday’s and Wednesday will be difficult as I have to get the girls to and from school those days. Ah the joys of schools re-opening for a month.


message 44: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Should we just wait until next Sunday then?


message 45: by Lance (new)

Lance (sportsbookguy) | 13065 comments Mod
I’m good either way. Mike is right - the more the merrier, but whatever works for the majority is fine for me.


message 46: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
If enough of you want to participate this week I can start the meeting and make Lance the moderator so I am free to leave. Just let me know.


message 47: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 18087 comments I'm in either day or option


message 48: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8321 comments Mod
Sundays still work best for me in general so I’d rather keep as is but I don’t want to let anyone down who was looking forward to this week.


message 49: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie  | 1529 comments Sundays are still okay here - I've just been forgetting to hop in, and then I suddenly remember by midafternoon when it's likely been over for hours lol. I'll do better!


message 50: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 11064 comments Deal me in, just tell me the when
Mike Linn


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