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Could Fabian return?

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by jhfxof, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. NitroSmoke

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    Ive always hammered the "hit balls hard not far" mentality into my kids.
     
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  2. 74nole

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    And that’s a great approach. Square it up-hit it where it’s pitched-everything else is gravy.
     
  3. KidProQuo

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    Thank Haywood Sullivan.
     
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  4. GameTime1

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    Darn, I looked him up but couldn't really make the right connection. You got time to fill me in?
     
  5. BA69MA72

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    He was a 1950s Gator catcher who played for the Red Sox who was later an executive for them (can’t remember if he was also a manager for the Sox)
     
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Haywood Cooper Sullivan (December 15, 1930 - February 12, 2003) was an American college and professional baseball player who was a catcher, manager, general manager and club owner in Major League Baseball.From May 23, 1978, through November 23, 1993, he was a general partner in the Boston Red Sox, where he reportedly parlayed a $200,000 investment into a $33 million cash out.

    Haywood Sullivan Baseball Stats | Baseball Almanac
     
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  7. GatorLurker

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    Good investment.

    In 1980 I told my dad to go in heavy with Chrysler stock when it was under $2 a share. In seven years it was at $47 dollars a share. The corporation was going to be bailed out and Lee Iacocca was going to be heading it. Sounded to me like a really good bet.

    I was still in grad school without any student debt and thought about getting a student loan to buy the stock. I should have.

    My wife made a number of good stock moves but one super savvy stock move. A genius move. She bought a fair amount of 4Kids Entertainment at the very start of the Pokemon craze and sold near the peak. We had kids and they were starting to get into it and she figured it out how to make money on it. Sold it when my oldest boy started losing interest. And it was within an IRA so no immediate tax implications.
     
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  8. tcmba

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    He also played quarterback for the Gators for 2 years.
     
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  9. GatorLegend

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    His son Marc was a catcher on the UF baseball team. I had a Bowling physical education course at UF. Marc Sullivan Joe Portale, Mr. football from the state of Ohio and I had the three highest averages in the class. All three of us averaging in the 170’s. Nice guys. Just to repeat a story about Portale, that the older Gators will remember. Woody Hayes invited Scott Brantley, National Highschool Defensive player of the year to Ohio to try and talk him into attending Ohio State. He assigned Joe Portale as Brantley’s host. Not only did Brantley not end up at State but he talked Portale into going back with him and attending UF!
     
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  10. BA69MA72

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    I had a PE bowling class (not at UF)—we were required to do 4 semesters of PE courses in late 60s. Anyone remember when that changed?
     
  11. ocalaman

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    I was at UF from '69 - '73 and never took any PE classes. Maybe it had to so with certain majors. I remember a bunch of freshman "C' classes that everybody had to take and I got around a few of them by getting into honors classes.
     
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  12. GatorLurker

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    When I was an undergrad (not UF) in the early 1970's we had to take two semesters of PE or be in ROTC. Half of each semester of PE was swimming and it was taught by a professional long distance swimmer. That part of the course had many kids puking in the locker room.
     
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  13. GatorLegend

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    I’ve always enjoyed following all of UF’s sports and it was no different when I was at UF from 76 to 81. I took as many PE courses as I could and enjoyed everyone of them. I became very close to one PE instructor, P.A. Lee, who was quite a character and took his courses in bowling, softball and volleyball. I took tennis from the men’s tennis coach at the the time, MB Chafin and weightlifting from Coach MacKatherin. What a wonderfull group of Coaches/Instructors these gentlemen were.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    My wife earned her Masters degree in Civil Engineering at UF and got a PE course in golf approved as a course. Her argument was that as an aspiring independent contractor many contracts were hammered out on a golf course and so this was part of professional development.
     
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  15. skz868992

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    Our outdoor portion was in the parking lot where the O Dome is. There was a putting/chipping area close to the football practice field.
    If you really got hold of one, the cars on University Ave made fine targets. Not saying I ever did that...
     
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  16. GatorLegend

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    Gosh, you reminded me of the Golf class I took at UF from then Lady Gator Golf Coach Mimi Ryan. I remember in the first class she stuck out her finger and told me to grip her finger like it was the club. Of course when I did she let out a yell and said, what are you trying to do, break my finger? First lesson learned, light grip on the club! She was a scream, great lady.

    After looking back at all of my PE courses I’m surprised I had time to earn my Accounting degree from UF. JK!!!
     
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  17. ocalaman

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    This thread took a major detour from the original topic of Fabian returning, huh? :)
     
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  18. Matherly87

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    Maybe Fabian came back because he still had to complete a golf class?
     
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  19. GatorLegend

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    Fabian’s coming back? When did that happen? JK!!!
     
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  20. 74nole

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    GL—

    Lol, he probably was getting grief from @WESGATORS about setting/breaking triples records…;)