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Chad Sexington: The Chest Thumping Stump Jumper

Postby Mulligan » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:52 pm

What was the name of this batting aid I used in little league?

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I used to be with it, but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it,' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary.
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Postby chad sexington » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:54 pm

Bat Around?

Remeber Zim-Zam...it was like tether ball with racquets.
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Postby The Beav » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:57 pm

Did you have to pour your own cement for that one?
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Postby Mulligan » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:02 pm

chad sexington wrote:Bat Around?

Remeber Zim-Zam...it was like tether ball with racquets.


It had a four-word name, the first two of which were a Big Red Machine player. Popular item in my neighborhood, but might have been before your time.
I used to be with it, but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it,' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary.
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Postby chad sexington » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:05 pm

OK...well, I'm 32...so it may have been a tad before my time. My guess is that the Big Red Machine player would be Johnny Bench (maybe Pete Rose)...
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Postby Mulligan » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:07 pm

Good guess. Johnny Bench Batter Up.
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Postby chad sexington » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:09 pm

Gotcha...that vaguely rings a bell. I was thinking the Pitch Back...but that was the huge angled net that would fire the ball back to you...give me any ball player 1970 to present and I might have a shot.
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Postby Ya Mar » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:16 pm

I wish I had seen this thread.

The Johnny Bench Batter Up was awesome.

we had that concrete slab in my backyard from 1977 until we moved in 1982. Only used it the first summer.

But it sat there for the next 5.

Oddly, I had a conversation about my use of the JBBU just yesterday.
"Before indoor plumbing and chlorination of the water supply, outliving dysentery required an intestinal fortitude that was considered special. These kids today don’t even give dysentery a second thought."
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Postby Dag » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:28 pm

The pitch back is a fine tool but without the proper instruction, you will only reinforce bad habits. I would recommend the Tom Emanski video series to compliment your pitch back.

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Postby Ya Mar » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:39 pm

Mulligan wrote:Good guess. Johnny Bench Batter Up.


Name the company Bench was pitching with this clasic line:

No Runs, No Drips, No Errors
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Postby Dag » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:42 pm

Ya Mar wrote:
Mulligan wrote:Good guess. Johnny Bench Batter Up.


Name the company Bench was pitching with this clasic line:

No Runs, No Drips, No Errors


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Postby chad sexington » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:44 pm

C'mon...give me a player!
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Postby Ya Mar » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:45 pm

Okay -- from which product commercial was this classic line:


Jim Palmer -- Looking great!
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Postby davecat » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:49 pm

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Clearly if I had the needs and funding I would surely invest here and become the change Detroit needs.
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Postby chad sexington » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:49 pm

A PLAYER...who cares about commercials...

Is it Tegrin? Head n' Shoulders? Jockey?
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