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Offline Mr. Ypsi

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3705 on: April 14, 2011, 08:47:36 pm »
Did a google search on "It's not the Xs and Os, it's the Jimmys and Joes".  One source attributed it to Jimmy Johnson, but it appears to be even older than that.  How far back it goes, who knows, but it has been around for quite a few years.

Every 'source' I checked sounded like it had already been around for a while.

Appears to be one of those 'Yogi-isms' that even Yogi admits he didn't invent! ::)

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3706 on: April 14, 2011, 09:07:35 pm »
I always assumed it came from Jimmy Johnson, but who knows.

Augie's quote was "You can't polish a turd. All the extra work and you still have a piece of $H!t when you are finished."
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3707 on: April 15, 2011, 09:25:55 am »
I donít think "Polishing terds" is a Augie original either.  Coaches across generations have been polishing terds.  Some more than others. 

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3708 on: April 15, 2011, 01:47:36 pm »
BigPoppa,

Please refrain from using profanity in the chat room.  It violates policy and your user terms and agreement.


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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3709 on: April 15, 2011, 03:20:32 pm »
Ha ha ha. That was funny

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3710 on: April 15, 2011, 07:27:28 pm »
There's a nice little piece in the Chicago Tribune, college section on Mike Petti, that can be pulled up from the Carthage website. He was due to show what he's capable of. Congrats Mike and keep it up !!!!

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3711 on: April 16, 2011, 03:24:42 pm »
Well, what looked to be a pitchers duel for the first 4 1/2 innings has really opened up at the Holmgren Athletic Complex.  North Park jumped out to a 6-1 lead with 6 in the bottom of the 5th, but IWU has come back and taken an 8-6 lead on a 3-run HR in the top of the 7th and knocked Kuligowski out of the game.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3712 on: April 16, 2011, 03:34:37 pm »
Make that 12-6.  Ouch.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3713 on: April 16, 2011, 03:52:05 pm »
After 11 runs by the Titans in the 7th, they now lead 16-6 going into the 8th inning.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3714 on: April 16, 2011, 03:52:40 pm »
Sophomore 1B Kevin Callahan had 2 3-run HR's in that 11-run 7th inning  (gotta give a fellow Brother Rice Crusader a little love!).

Freshman Bobby Czarnowkski (Naperville Central H.S.) had a HR in that inning as well.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3715 on: April 16, 2011, 04:05:12 pm »
No 8th inning in that game.  Those 11 runs put the ten run rule in effect.  What a strange game to follow on live stats.  Hope the boys can come back in the nightcap.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3716 on: April 16, 2011, 04:24:09 pm »
No nightcap either -- they'll play two tomorrow, starting at noon.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3717 on: April 16, 2011, 04:30:38 pm »
The Titans DO love those big innings! ;D  On June first, they had 4 in the 4th then NINE in the 5th to all-but-end the title game. :)  (Apparently there is no ten-run rule in the CWS, so I had to wait 4 more innings to officially celebrate!)

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3718 on: April 17, 2011, 03:56:39 pm »
In the first of two, IWU downs NPU, 13-7.

For the Titans, Kevin Callahan continued his big hitting with two solo HRs (and was walked twice).  The Vikings perhaps should have saved those walks instead for Zach Scott, whose line was 5 4 4 6, with THREE HRs!  Nick Mehn had a rough outing, yielding 11 hits and 7 runs in 5 innings.  Jason Pankau relieved him and yielded NO hits or runs in 4 innings.

For the Vikings, Zach Deutscher matched Callahan's line with a 3 2 2 2 day, including 2 HRs.  Angel Carrasco and Brad Medina also homered.  Nick Saldano was treated quite rudely by the guests, yielding 10 hits and 10 runs in 5.1 innings.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3719 on: April 17, 2011, 04:33:48 pm »
Augie knocks off Carthage in game #1 3-1.
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