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 Post subject: The World Series
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:33 pm 
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'Bossman Junior' Upton takes place among baseball's best BJs

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Forget Benjamin Roy Armstrong, Robert Victor Ryan, Jr., and William James Surhoff.

For that matter, forget Billy Joe Thomas and Billie Joe and the Bear, too.

That's because in the history of grown men who go by "B.J." none have ever had the initials stand for a cooler name than B.J. Upton, the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder.

While it's true his given name is "Melvin Emmanuel" (which would probably put him at the bottom of the above list), it's starting to become a well-known fact that the B.J. is actually short for "Bossman Junior."

Since Upton is having a star-making postseason — though 15+ games he is hitting .292/.338/.662 with 7 HRs, 16 RBI and 6 SBs, all while playing a hustle-enhanced center field — you might be wondering why he just doesn't ditch his initials and go with "Bossman" for the coolest nickname since Earvin became Magic. After all, he's earned it.

But because he's a junior, that means there has to be a senior.

And as anyone who's familiar with the Upton family can tell you, B.J.'s father, Manny, is the one and only true Bossman in town. (No, this isn't a picture of him.)

Manny Upton (who's also the dad of Arizona's Justin Upton) was a good ballplayer in his own right and received the nickname from his own father. Though one of his college coaches once suggested that Manny name his first son "Bossman Junior," the future Rays' star had to settle for it being an unofficial and abbreviated tite once he showed up on Earth in 1984.

No doubt it beats Melvin Emmanuel, though.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_le ... mlb,118202


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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:56 pm 
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Am I the only one who realized that the Rays fell apart after several players attended an Obama rally in Tampa? And so the curse of Obama has now begun. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:20 am 
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Way to go, Phillies!

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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
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Wrong again, chump!

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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
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Wrong again, chump!


#1 When was I wrong the first time?

#2 Easy call after the game was over, didn't see you defending them until AFTER they pulled off the unexpected win. [typical]

#3 I have never been so glad to be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
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Wrong again, chump!


Suck it Princess Sparkles!!!!

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Go Trump Go!
Go Trump Go!
Hey America What Do You say?
Trump is Gonna Win Today!

Sung to the song "Go Cubs Go"

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 Post subject: Re: The World Series
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Wrong again, chump!

Hey Big Mouth, did you quit monitoring this board since the elections?

I notice that you have quieted your voice since the elections.

How many of your union buddies admitted to you they voted for Trump?

Now you know how the rest of of us feel when we see your hypocrisy!

Yes?

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