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Hey everybody, Welcome to episode 123 of hobby quick hits. If you listen to last week's show, you might know. This is part 2 of some of those personal stories that were shared on, not only this show, but Sports Carnation and I, you know, get can't remember what episodes the armed people ask me about them and I figured, I just make, I put them together into one bigger episode. Too long. So I said, you know what? Let's make two weeks. Two episodes. And so this is part two of some of those half. Interesting personal stories that were shared some of my content but put them all together in one place and this is airing during the national. So you will not get I couldn't do the full show so you'll get a Q&A. But there would be no news release, No hobby news release schedule, just do the Q&A. We'll get to the stories and we'll call it an episode. We'll be back on a regular format when we return from Atlantic City and get home. So a little bit on the shorter side but that's that's okay. Just this episode is called hobby with kids for a reason short.
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Right now, I'm worried. I guess I worry about the hobby all the time, even when things aren't always Del, right? I just been in the hobby. I'm guessing you're asking that from The Hague. Prices coming down things, lower-priced change. What Fanatics and the licensing and assuming you didn't really get specific. So I'll answer it from that angle. Yeah, you know, I've said my shows that the next, you know, two to four years, three to five years. I'm going to be crucial with the new licensing, how much stuff gets produced, you know. What's going on? Real time in real life. Lab is real life, too.
Real-life macro you know economics economics. So yeah, I am concerned about you know we just came down for an incredible trajectory and now things are sort of going down to the left and sort of continuing that way. So yeah I'm concerned that we could be in for some leaner times. Well, but that doesn't always mean bad things. It needs what we're seeing right now. It's a great opportunity to buy some cards as kind of this airing. I probably am might, you know, just got back from the national You know, I kind of was interesting to see, you know what, at, what was going to happen at the national sort of indicator. Usually, what kind of shape the hobbies in. So, yeah. Concerned, you know, I don't know about worry, struggle word concern. But again, I'm always concerned, you know, I was concerned when things were
Great and all up into the right. Everything was just quoting, everything was a home, run, everything, you could double, triple quadruple your money and I was concerned that happy happy things going, right? I was a benefactor of that as where most people, right? But I'm always concerned. So maybe a little extra concern now during these times, sure, I'd go that far. Welcome to part 2 of some of the
I have shared on different episodes of the podcast, you know, it was last week when a little longer than I thought. I said, you know what, rather than making one huge hour-long episode, let's just break it up into two parts and that's this is part 2. So when we left off last week show, I had talked about arrestees, the strata coming to dinner, give me a broken bat and years later catching up with them, having signed a bat. So, The next story is around the same time. It was it was probably about a year later, 1984, same deal Fort, Lauderdale Yankees, had went to a game and I was inside the stadium and along the friends where you would get autographs and a man kind of came near me and I looked at them and they looked Vaguely Familiar and then I realized it was comedian, Billy Crystal. And I was even as a kid, I was sort of a
Teddy, nightlife kid. New York City, get and that's New York City show. And so I had recognized that this is for, you got super big, but it was making a name for himself, became a regular on Saturday Night Live. He was in other stuff, too. I had seen them in, like, some comedy special and it was again before the game was early. But they were still taking batting practice so he was watching batting practice. I was watching batting practice and he said, Hey kid, you know, he's if you know Billy Crystal even, you know, when you kind of see on the air is really sort of how he is that the hell you doing, you like baseball, he's a huge Yankee fan and I don't know what he was in town for maybe a comedy club a and for you to catch up the single a Yankees game, very friendly, you know, asked me if
Played baseball asked me a lot of questions pertaining to help my season, was going what I thought of the do I go to a lot of who is good, who the lookout for this very friendly? Is very, very cool moment. We wound up clock. I'm not done yet. Bore you with all the details, but, you know, we can't be between 20 and 30 minutes and really just me and him. There, my grandfather had was in the seat waiting for me. I don't even think, you know, I don't know if he saw or realize who that was talking to me. And like I said, talk for about 20-30 minutes, then more people started to show up. And
I don't know where he was going. Press Box or something. But you know he had said it was nice meeting. You you know you knew my name because he asked if he was nice meeting. You John, good luck at your baseball season. Enjoy the game. That's so cool. 20 30 minute conversation with Billy Crystal me as a 12 year old. He was just going to start to really break big and was a fun moment. Remember get back to my seat and you know, I told my grandfather
Williams. I was picturing lost the game on the mound that year, they were making a run to try to get to the Little League World Series and we had to win. The regional to get to Williams. We're all excited. My coach was a former Major League player for the San Diego Padres named Tom. Okay, didn't play long but play a lot of minor league ball for everyone. I always told me was the greatest coach I ever got to play for? I learned the most stuff from him and so we have one more game to win and we will
Go to be able to go to Williamsport and coach of day came up said, you ready to pitch chat? And I'm like, yeah. And so we go to the stadium where the game was going to be played in Fort Lauderdale. And you know, we didn't know much about the other team. They were This is, you know, you're 12 years old, 13 years old at that level. So we're excited It. Dugout I look across to their Dugout. I see. Predominated like a lot of shorter kids.
Defeated so far pitching on the mound and season out of those 12, an hour 16 and, and pitching very well. And I looked across at size people up, right? And I see 11 kids got good size with the rest of them all but kind of slap hitters they go fast guys. Like if you keep them off the bases you'll be okay then seal out of Home Run hitters other than the one key.
Took the mound at this team was you know looks can be deceiving right? Never judge a book by the cover and this these guys had my drives into the Gap. Based hits got on base cause some havoc and I honestly I did not have a great outing that I didn't so much pitch bad as these guys were a lot better. Than I had given them credit for and got down a little early and we tried to Rally one of fallen short but you know, I rarely I don't even know maybe one other time and we're ugly season. I gave up along but I'm trying to be cocky, but I didn't give up to any home. Runs that change speeds curveball, try to keep people off balance, but the bigger size guy. Kid is that I bet you? He did take me deep in that game. Their team went out to go to the Little League World Series. They didn't wind up, winning it but they got to go and the young man that took me deep in that game you might recognize the name as of above the deli. They were Jason Varitek. Wild up being a big-time catcher with the Boston Red Sox and believe me more. Order World Series ring. With them and so Jason Varitek steam beat my team. He took me deep and they went to Williamsport in the Little League World Series pretty interesting story. There it one more story to share from the compilation of all the shows again and made one or two I should say shows that of some of the side stories that I've shared that people have found interesting and The Listener or to ask me to do Do this. They were having trouble you know, finding them in the episodes because I didn't average episode titled, doesn't indicate what episode. So to gentleman asked me, if I could do this kind of show, I started with last week's and went a little long. So this is part 2. So we just listen to this part one was last week, go back and check that store those stories out. 1989 I mean Syracuse New York 17 year old Junior.
And living with my dad and grandmother. And my dad heard me talk about them. Grew up literally and Evans field. Pure Brooklyn, Dodger fan been a lot of the players shook hands with them got their rod and grabs and so I asked my dad, you know, he told me all the stories. I'm like, where are all the other grass yet? You got. It's like John. I wish I still had a baby.
Oh man. All the stuff he did, they probably got he said, Grandma, probably don't, I don't purchase but they probably got thrown away. I don't have them. And I'm like, I had a book with all these addresses of current and former players. And I like, we should write to these Brooklyn Dodgers and, you know, tell them what they meant to you. I would write something here that you shared some of those stories. He's the Jackie Robinson kids, obviously, he was going what that, you know, while I didn't wasn't around, when the Brooklyn Dodgers were in Brooklyn, they still meant a lot to me, and the city. And so me and that my dad got these addresses wrote about your letter. You know, these were handwritten letters, people like to use form letters with TGIF and we wanted to write these
And so my dad would write something we included a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we included index cards and about three or four and asked whoever right to educate convenience, if they could sign, you know, signed the index card and send them back. And I don't know how many of these things to all the Brooklyn Dodgers. That Dad recognized and remembered. It's all play and we start getting responses and you know many of them just didn't send the cards back sign. But wrote letters back saying what, you know, our letter meant to them. Thank you for remembering old ballplayer. No Dodger. I remember a couple who wrote back that they actually were still friends with some of their teammates and went golfing or went to lunch and thank you for remembering Him. I remember one even, you know, said you know, who was friends with went to lunch and he he got him to sign something, some of them sent business cards, they were in, they own their own businesses, whether the insurance, or I take one at a hardware store, they would sign business cards, they would send us this stuff back again letters and it was really really cool but and my Dad loved it and we each still have a binder.
33 years ago, 1989 1990 Over that span. And so 32 33 years later we still have all those signed index cards. We put him in like baggies and seal them. When I say baggies, we caught up and that way it's protected and then we take them into this binder and we also have like first day envelopes that we had set. If it was a player like cars kind or skin and Ghost type of guys that have little more prominent things. We might have If we had something like that, they all, you know, I think our success rate was probably like 95 with map higher. They all responded. Like I said, many of them said, correspondence back or extra stuff or articles that they were in or business cards. Many of them wrote letters themselves talking about their time in Brooklyn, we have all this stuff still Enough three-ring binder, with We protected we had the wherewithal 1989 to it. So we put this kind of in Sandwich baggies, that's go over the index card and then we taped it in the book and I posted videos of this binder at various times of my social media can kind of go back and look for go, you know, we still have this binder unfortunately. No, 33 years later. Very few, if any Those are still around and so you know, Tommy Lasorda wrote back preacher, Roe cars and I mean the list goes out at night and we each have our own Brooklyn Dodgers binder. Irwin index, Autos business card. Already sent back first day ever, Lopes. All that stuff for my dad. Get some of the autographs that he wants had. For me, it was a great memory of me and my dad doing that and hope that. Because even though they were gone before, I was even around between I thought of Jackie Robinson, and what I know that he meant, the city is still a great keepsake. One of mine, it'll be handed down. I've talked to him myself, Jordan about it. That is something he's going to get, and I like to see it passed down through the generations in the family, so pretty fun. Time in 1980 1990, we my dad kind of our project we did together and we learned in the process and sort of make friends if you will with And look through it, you know, sometimes, if my dad comes over it out and it's just we go back to 1989. 90, we were both younger, man. Me, being 17 and my dad Rose. I think. 42 at the time so you know fun time. So always will have that book and like I said pass it down to my son of Jordan and so on and so forth. So I hope you enjoyed some of those stories that I shared not to be braggadocious but I guess I got a lot of feedback on these stories that I shared in different episodes and then I like I said, had a few people. Who had heard me refer to him in brief that other episodes of I can't find when you were talking about is would you ever consider doing a show where you tend to put them all in one? And so that's how this week's in last week's episode came about hope you enjoyed it. Let me know any give me some feedback what you think and we'll see you next week. I'm going to take a quick break and we'll be back with some closing.
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That's a wrap for this week's episode. Hope you enjoy. This was Again, part two of those stories will be enjoyed it as much as maybe last week's meeting catch last week's. You can always back track and head goes and I just wanted to put again sort of put these all in, you know, closer, proximity all in one. Kind of general area because they do get every once in a while. Someone else asked me more about, you know, that story that was on the show and they didn't maybe catch it or as mentioned in passing by myself and maybe another episode. And so I wanted to give more, you know, more details or just kind of put them all in one spot for easier reference if you will, again, sort of different. I tried to pick out some interesting stuff. From my life somewhere probably more interesting than the others. But I appreciate you for giving the time to the show and listening again. Hopefully it wasn't too boring for you, but I tried to pick some of the more interesting stuff I tried to pick the stuff that I already talked about on the show. So thank you. As always I hope to National it says it's concluded. Now was fruitful For you and you had fun and enjoyed yourself, pick up some things, maybe he got, you know, we met talk a little hobby hopefully that was the case but we'll see you next week. I'm sure will be more of a five-year review show as a pre-recorded this planning for my trip to Atlantic City. Will probably do some review material and we'll get back. Back on.
One of the other reasons I wanted to do these two personal story show is to, you know, do some non-natural content, I've done plenty of. It was plenty of it out. There is wanted to do something different in the couple weeks here, being up to Greatest show on HUB. All right, we'll see you soon. Take care be well.
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