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    Monday, March 28th, 2011
    2:34 am
    [ajlklxpm]
    Жанель мрачновато улыбнулась.
    Если мы хотим разгуливать в бронзовых ошейниках, лучше подождать, пока улицы опустеют окончательно. Такими качествами не дорожат. Будь решительным, перестань возиться с мальчиком. Жанель мрачновато улыбнулась. Спустя некоторое время в дверях зала появился управляющий. Установка курсора в абсолютную позицию. Уже сейчас я с ужасом вижу, что растрачу всю свою жизнь на повседневную суетность. Они разрешили нам пользоваться всем, что мы тут найдем.
    Для этого можно найти другое время. И все же чувствовалось, что тело ее сегодня ровнее и напряженнее, чем всегда, что смотрит она не совсем уж точно из зрачка в зрачок, а чуточку влево, в край брови, что сцепленные пальцы не прикрывают, а нарочно подставляют под взгляд обручальное кольцо. Он нарисовал птичку и пустил ее летать по камере. Сам не спишь и другим не даешь. Вы думаете, что у меня тоже слабое сердце? Чуяли, что мы их дурим.
    Ну вот, а теперь спрашивай о чем угодно. Это натолкнуло ее на следующую мысль. Вы любите капитальные исследования! Уж на эту, во всяком случае. Если он боялся раскрытия преступления, разве ему не было бы выгоднее поддерживать версию о добровольном исчезновении? Они по их полету могли точно определить, относятся пчелы к числу жалящих или нет. Опять раздались выстрелы. Стол ломился от закусок. Он повернулся ко мне. Ти вмреш плебе м. Ему хотелось подразнить близняшек, и он продолжал макать булку в кофе, шумно обсасывая ее. Лампа мигала и чадила. Будет и общение с обвинениями, и месть.
    Груда металла еще больше оплыла и почти растворилась во тьме. В течение двадцати веков люди были рабами или крепостными, а они возражали, когда я испросил себе двадцать лет, чтобы сделать людей свободными! Само существо ее взбунтовалось, и она старалась вытолкнуть силу, отречься от нее, чтобы не оказаться уничтоженной. Все шло так, как должно было идти. Однако на рассуждениях далеко не уйдешь. По другую сторону блокировки виднелись фигуры в форме цвета хаки. Ранд лишь увеличивает вероятность того, что случается естественным образом. Косые солнечные лучи ударяли прямо в огромную розетку витража. Но естественно, что в силу многих причин скорость этой утраты различна. Растаивает эта наледь полностью лишь в конце лета и то не каждый год.Самураем он не был и никогда не задумывался о таких высоких вещах. У нас правила изменились? Чтобы он был наготове? Я молча шел и говорил про себя. Да шучу я, кореш, шучу! Местность была неровной. Вы хотите сказать, телевизионное шоу? По свирепому огоньку в его глазах я понял, что он правильно истолковал мой нерешительный жест. Невозможно жить в ровном состоянии в мире, который приносит, конечно, и радости, но в целом совершенно не устраивает тебя. Хорошие плечи, руки. Эта жалкая жизнь, моя милочка, с повседневной работой и утомлением тебе не под силу. Значит, по рукам? Других я вижу в блеске солнечных лучей, я вижу наших гребцов, сильных, великолепно сложенных юношей на сверкающей воде, вижу светлые блики от озаренной солнцем листвы, которые скользят по их головам и плечам, но сам я всегда в тени и только смотрю на них. Вот еще что придумал! Они вспороли ей брюхо, заложили туда заряд пороха и подсоединили к нему фитиль.Да здравствует свобода! Ей было неприятно сознавать, что она ошиблась. И он уходит, молодой, элегантный, светский, с американской сигаретой в руке. И не говори, что ее у него нет, я знаю, что она у него. Просто разное написание. Они открывают дверь. Куродо посылали в южный, а мне было бы лучше одному, чем с этаким. Букля у него получилась в виде акулы с вытянутым круглогубым рылом и поджатым, вросшим в брюхо хвостом. Он вскочил и побежал от меня, натыкаясь на стулья и на ходу опрокидывая их и ударяясь о косяки столов. Он трудился день и ночь, поддерживая их боевой дух. Однако идти на обострение нельзя. Оптимизм обеспечивает половину победы, остальное доделают хитрость и ловкость. Каждый нес на себе целую воздушную рощу сучьев, одетых широкими лапчатыми листьями, закрывая небо. Кэб приткнулся у ствола большого величественного дуба. По существу эту породу лет десять назад можно было считать уже вымершей. Эй, господа, бегите на помощь, господину моему худо! Других отпечатков не было. Утром они встали, хотя и не так рано, как солнце, и продолжали путь пешком, если и не со вчерашней бодростью, то все же с надеждой и мужеством, достаточными, чтобы весело идти вперед. Слишком уж явно заметен был характерный для этих мест полнейший упадок, отсутствие какого бы то ни было роста или развития. И он уже отправился в долину, так что нам не удастся догнать его и отобрать ее. Там мы подверглись большой опасности и могли бы погибнуть, так как налетел сильный ветер, поднял песок, затмил небо, и мы потеряли тропу, вдоль которой встречаются источники воды. Это было признанием его полного подчинения воле колдуньи. На этот раз они поцеловались. Майор вытаращил глаза от изумления.
    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
    5:29 pm
    [movehalfaninch]
    people in chicago should schedule this in
    One of my favorite bands called the 88 will be playing before the White Sox vs Blue Jays game this Wednesday September 10 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chi at 6:30pmish. I am so jealous that I can't be there myself but I would hate for anyone else to miss them. They're so so so good. I found out about them cos they were that band that played in the opening credits of "You, Me, and Dupree."

    I'm wondering if i'll be able to watch them online when they appear earlier at 8am on WGN Morning News. Just in case, could someone DVR it and post the video on line? pretty please? i'll be your best best best friend.

    Check out their video. they're so good:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMnb614_lEA
    Friday, November 30th, 2007
    5:55 pm
    [brave_heart]
    Bud Sets
    I’ve been paying more attention to the MLBB Budweiser sets—a.k.a. Bud “tearoffs” lately. Since I wasn’t yet collecting skeds when the last of these sets came out--1997--I missed out on what surely must have been exciting times.

    Long-time collector Tom Wright reports that some of the teams did not participate in the Bud sets because of marketing agreements with local breweries. The Rockies and Brewers, for
    example, would have had arrangements with Coors and Miller, respectively. The Bud sets were referred to as tearoffs because the frequently came on a pad, much like a small note-taking pad of paper where there is the gummy substance on the top end used to hold the pad together. The pad was sometimes mounted to a display for patrons to tear off a schedule.

    Bud set expert Robert Gisburne says that Budweiser made "tear-offs" from 1988 to 1997 for MLBB, 1990 to 1992 for NFL, and 1996 "Bud hoops" for NBA. They were called tear-offs, because they were sometimes available unfolded on a pad sealed on one end. They were also available folded. Likewise were the 1988 Michelob brands for MLBB, and the 1989 Miller/Frito Lay for NFL which are referred to as tear-off sets. Early on the MLBB skeds had different covers. In 1989 Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Cincinnati had a dark blue set, and the West Coast teams had pastel-colored artwork skeds for 1988 to 1990. The Spring Training skeds in that era were also available as tear-offs. Canadian teams and teams with contracts with Miller (or Coors) were for the most part not available. However, in 1992 Brewers and White Sox had one that did not indicate their nickname, i.e. Milwaukee baseball and not the Brewers.

    In addition to Tom's and Robert's observations, I’ve noticed a few additional trends:

    The '92, '91, and '90 sets include both Budweiser and Bud Light versions.
    The ’91 sets feature either a ball & glove bi-fold cover, such as this one from the Orioles http://goose.ycp.edu/~ttaylor/images/oreos/skeds/1990s/1991_bud.jpg, or a tri-fold sked with artwork depicting an apparently fictional right-handed pitcher whose last name starts with “PO” and ends in “A.”
    The '90, '89, and '88 Bud set skeds have different artwork depending on the team.
    There are Cardinals skeds that have Budweiser artwork covers in the '88-'97 time frame but the artwork is not the same as any other team's (presumably because St. Louis is Anheuser Busch headquarters?)
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
    11:14 am
    [brave_heart]
    Brown & Bigelow artwork schedules
    I've been doing some research on the history of the schedule cards from the '50s that feature a famous baseball figure giving advice to a boy. I've seen four versions: the most common one with Connie Mack instructing a boy in a baseball uniform, and three others with Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and John McGraw that feature a plaque or newspaper article in the background.

    Apparently the lithographs were part of an annual series depicting Hall of Fame Baseball players interacting with children, which were published by the advertising firm Brown & Bigelow from 1950 until 1972. http://www.baberuthleague.org/images/March2005web.pdf

    The Connie Mack version was printed by the Philadelphia Athletics with a home schedule on the back in color '54 and '53 and in black-and-white in '52. I also have one with an '52 Indians schedule on the back sponsored by K.D. Hiller for Sheriff of Tuscarawas County.

    The John McGraw lithograph appears on a '53 Athletics/Phillies combo sponsored by I.C.C. Loan Company and a '54 Cardinals sked sponsored by the Pacific Cafe.

    The Pacific Cafe did another 1954 Cards' schedule, this one with the Ty Cobb lithograph. This one misspelled the restaurant's name as "Pacifac Cafe"--perhaps the printer did the McGraw for them after that for free. I also have a 1955 Phillies' schedule with the Ty Cobb lithograph sponsored by Hawk's Cities Service, and on Ebay I saw the Ty Cobb artwork on a 1954 Orioles Schedule sponsored by Jensen Needles.

    Here's an image of the Honus Wagner lithograph: http://www.antiquesnart.com/HWagnerCF.jpg
    The artist of the Wagner lithograph was Bill Medcalf, who worked for Brown & Bigelow and was primarily known for his depictions of scantily clad women. It appears on several MLB schedules in my collection, including a '55 Reds' sked sponsored by Rueter's Sunoco Service
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
    2:32 am
    [brave_heart]
    Tastykake Schedules
    The elegant simplicity and familiarity of the Tastykake cards makes them a favorite of many avid schedule collectors. The same basic design http://goose.ycp.edu/~ttaylor/images/oreos/skeds/1960s/1965_tastykake.jpg was repeated on Tastykake cards issued by various northeastern Major League teams from the early ‘60s until 1990.

    Pennsylvania collector Mark Bumbera reports that the famous Phillies’ Tastykake card run went from 1963 until 1990. He’s missing ‘69 and ’70 and believes that one of those years is extremely hard to find and on most collectors' want lists. As for the Pirates, Mark has cards from ‘78 and ‘79 (he’s heard a ‘77 exists but he's never seen it). Orioles’ specialist Ed Allan believes that the Tastykake company produced O’s cards from 1963 to 1977, but there are a number of years he has never seen: 1969-1972, 1974-1975. I have a Yankees’ Tastykake card from 1967. Mark Bumbera says Tastykake cards also exist for the Senators and Mets. More information about the Yankees, Senators, and Mets Tastykake card runs would be much appreciated.

    Before there were Tastykake cards, there were Tastykake folding skeds. Mark Bumbera says that the Phillies’ Tastykake run began in 1956 with tall folding skeds. I have Phillies’ Tastykake folding skeds for 1958, 1960, 1962, 1981, and 1984-1998. Mark Bumbera has a folding-style Pirates Tastykake sked from 1959. As for the Orioles, Ed Allan thinks that Tastykake printed folding schedules in 1957-62, 1966, 1971, and 1973, although he has never seen the 1961 version. An image of a 1971 Orioles Tastykake folding sked can be found here. http://goose.ycp.edu/~ttaylor/images/oreos/skeds/1970s/1971_tastykake.jpg I have no information about Tastykake folding skeds for the Yankees, Mets, or Senators.
    Friday, August 24th, 2007
    4:16 pm
    [brave_heart]
    Newspaper-Sponsored Skeds
    I was digging through some old stuff and found a 1998 photo of Paul Jarrell holding a 1909 Detroit Tigers sked sponsored by the Detroit Journal, and I started thinking about newspaper-sponsored Major League Baseball sked runs. After looking through my collection and reviewing an article published in 1994 in the "Skedhead Bulletin" (author unknown) I've come up with the following (teams not listed have no known newspaper sponsors).

    ATLANTA BRAVES: I only have one: an Atlanta Journal-Constitution sked from 2000. Surely there are more?

    BALTIMORE ORIOLES: The Sun Papers/Baltimore Sun sponsored Orioles skeds from the Birds' inaugural year in '54 until '74, and again from '84 until '91. In the '60s and '70s, the Sun Papers skeds included Maryland horse racing. The now-defunct News-Post & American (renamed the News American beginning in 1964) had a nice run from 1955-'56 and 1958-1973. All of the New-American and Sunpapers schedules issued up until 1974 were printed exclusively for the paper with the names of the paper on the front. The Orioles' schedules printed from 1984 to 1991 were the team-issued schedule with the newspaper sponsor on the back. The Frederick News-Post put out card schedules from 1999 through 2002. The Washington Post did one in 1990. Orioles’ specialist Ed Allan reports that a couple of years ago there was a 1925 International League Orioles schedule on Ebay sponsored by the Baltimore News.

    BOSTON RED SOX: The Boston Globe sponsored a matchbook in 1949 and folding skeds in '79, '83–‘85, '89, '91-'94, and '98. The Boston Herald put out a sked in 1992. The Daily Hampshire Gazette, based in Northampton, Massachusetts, sponsored a Red Sox/Yankees combo in 1962.

    CHICAGO CUBS/WHITE SOX: The Daily Herald advertised on Cubs’ skeds in 1992-94 and 1999. I have a Cub’s schedule from the Chicago American in 1956. The Milwaukee Journal did a Cubs/White Sox/minor-league combo in at least 1939-1941 and 1948. Dan Kapica has the following: 1943 Cubs/White Sox-Chicago Sun; 1951 Cubs/Sox/Brewers-Milwaukee Sentinel; 1963 Cubs/Sox/Brewers-Chicago American; 1993 Cubs-Chicago Tribune. A recent Ebay auction featured a 1947 Chicago Herald-American Blotter Schedule (approx 3 5/8" by 8 1/2") of Cubs and White Sox home games.

    CINCINNATI REDS: The Cincinnati Post did a short run of Reds' schedules, from 1976-79. In at least 1999 the Herald Tribune sponsored a Reds’ spring training schedule. I saw a 1967 Cincinnati Post & Times-Star and a 1958 Times-Star/WKRC schedule on Ebay. Another Ebay auction featured 1949 (folding sked) sked sponsored by the Cincinnati Enquirer; I have a 1939 card sked sponsored by the Enquirer.

    CLEVELAND INDIANS: The USA Today sponsored an Indians’ sked in 1985. The Emerson Press sponsored oversized skeds in at least 1972-73 and 1976-78. These skeds all had the same cover--featuring the head of Chief Wahoo and, inexplicably, a baseball-playing lion. The Cleveland Plain Dealer appears on Indians/Spiders skeds in at least 1889 ("News and Sporting Paper"), 1923 ("For the BEST in Sports Read The Plain Dealer every day in the week"), 1956, 1959-61, 1963, and 1986-87. A recent Ebay auction featured a 1948 Indians’ sked sponsored by the Cleveland News. A 1947 schedule card sponsored by the Cleveland Press was recently auctioned on Ebay, and Mike Clancy has a 1933 Indians’ schedule sponsored by the Press. A recent Ebay auction featured a magnificent 1896 Cleveland Spiders card sponsored by the Cuyahoga County News.

    COLORADO ROCKIES: The Rocky Mountain News backed Rockies' skeds from ’93 to ’99.

    DETROIT TIGERS: Now we're talking. According to information I got from Paul Jarrell several years ago, the run of Detroit Free Press Tigers' schedules went from 1920-1985. They're hard to come by before 1974. The Detroit News, often with pharmacy co-sponsors, sponsored skeds in '34 (card), '57, '62, '63, '66, '78, '79, and '81. I have Enquirer & News Tigers' skeds for '59, '61, '62, '65, '76, '78-'81. In the '60s, the E&N skeds were co-sponsored, usually by drug stores. The Kalamazoo Gazette did a few in 1978 and 1979. The Flint Journal did one in 1987. The Saginaw Press put out skeds in ‘77, ‘89, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ’02. The Saginaw News sponsored Tigers’ schedules in ‘79, ‘81-‘83 and ‘85- ’90. Paul Jarrell has a magnificent 1909 Detroit Journal sked with photos of Tigers including Ty Cobb; I have a much plainer one from 1920 that includes contest numbers.

    HOUSTON ASTROS: The Houston Chronicle sponsored skeds from 1966 to 1981. From 1966 until 1973, the covers showed various perspectives of the then-state-of-the-art Astrodome. Between 1972 and 1981, the Chronicle skeds were co-sponsored by various other companies.

    LOS ANGELES/ANAHEIM/CALIFORNIA ANGELS: In 1979, The Register sponsored a schedule for the Angels and Dodgers. The 1980 version, an Angels-only schedule, features Rod Carew on the back cover.

    LOS ANGELES DODGERS: The Los Angeles Herald Examiner sponsored some colorful schedules from at least 1986-89. The Star-News did one in 1991.

    MILWAUKEE BREWERS/BRAVES: Until they were consolidated in 1995, Milwaukee had two major papers, the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Milwaukee Journal. Each paper sponsored skeds over the years. Advertising for the Sentinel appeared on Braves and Brewers schedules in 1959 (card), 1965 (card), 1970, 1975 (Hank Aaron cover) and 1977-'84. Before Milwaukee had a Major League baseball club, the Milwaukee Journal--then touting itself as "The Peach"--sponsored skeds for the minor leauge Milwaukee Brewers, along with the Cubs and White Sox, for at least the years 1939-1941. Later, the Journal sponsored Braves' and Brewers' skeds in 1954, 1962, 1975 (Hank Aaron cover), and 1977-1984.

    MINNESOTA TWINS: The Star Tribune sponsored good-looking skeds in '98 (Molitor cover), '97 (Knoblauch/Molitor cover), and '96 (Cordova cover). The Star Tribune also did them in 2000, 2001, 2005-2007 (includes inside sponsor and ".com"). The St. Paul Pioneer Press & Evening Dispatch had a run from 1977-'81. A 1961 Minneapolis Morning Tribune sked fetched an impressive price in a recent Ebay auction.

    NEW YORK METS: The Mets and Yankees, located in the world's biggest media center, have disappointingly little newspaper sponsorship. The New York Newsday sponsored a Mets' sked in 1994. In 1989, the Record did an interesting Mets'-Yankees' combo, with the Mets' logo on one side and the Yankees' on the other. Collector Steve Csik has additional Mets-Yankees combos sponsored by the Record in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001. And the New York Post sponsored a spring/preliminary Mets' sked in 1988.

    NEW YORK YANKEES: I have a Dodgers/Yankees/Giants combo from 1953 sponsored by the New York Mirror. I have two old schedules that suggest a possible long sponsorship run, 1937 and 1925 skeds sponsored by the Sun Newspaper. Each of these skeds also includes schedules for the New York Giants and horse racing. I have a similar Dodgers/Yankees/Giants combo with a horse racing from 1935 sponsored by the New York World-Telegram.

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin put out oversized Phillies/Athletic skeds in 1939 and 1940. The Philadelphia Inquirer did a similar oversized Phillies/Athletics combo in 1938. More recently, the Tampa Tribune sponsored Phillies' spring training skeds (with the Clearwater Phillies' regular season schedule) from 1990-1996.

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sponsored a folding schedule in 1999 and a card schedule in 1953. The Tribune-Democrat advertised on cards in 1978, 1979, 1985, and 1986. Perhaps most intriguingly, the Pittsburgh Press did cards in 1930, 1950, 1951. Was this a 20+ year continuous run? I saw an Ebay auction for a National League and American Association schedule for the year 1897 sponsored by the "Pittsburg Leader" newspaper. And this site http://robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2007/873.html shows that a 1904 "Pittsburg Leader" schedule featuring Honus Wagner sold for more than $7,000!

    ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: I have skeds sponsored by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat from 1956, 1971, 1978, and 1979.

    SAN DIEGO PADRES: For 21 years, from 1969-'89, the San Diego Union & Tribune printed a booklet that included not only the Padres' schedule, but the Angels and entire N.L. schedule as well. Before the Major Leagues came to San Diego, the Union & Tribune put out similar booklets featuring the P.C.L. Padres and the Dodgers and Giants in 1963 and 1965.

    SEATTLE MARINERS: The Post-Intelligencer was the primary sponsor of Mariners skeds from 1977-1980 and 1985. The Seattle Times did Mariners’ skeds from 1985-’87.

    TEXAS RANGERS: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram backed Rangers skeds in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, culminating in a Nolan Ryan cover in 1992. The Dallas Morning News sponsored skeds in 1984 and 1985.

    TORONTO BLUE JAYS: Spring training skeds with Dunedin were sponsored by the Tampa Tribune from ’99 through ’01.

    WASHINGTON SENATORS: Paul Jarrell recently posted an Ebay auction for a 1926 Senators' sked sponsored by the Washington Post. In the background is a photo of Walter Johnson, and the advertisement touts the Post as being "as dependable as The Big Train." Another recent Ebay auction featured a 1939 American League booklet "Compliments of the Washington Post." The long-defunct Washington Herald was a sponsor of the Senators in the first half of the 20th century. I have a 1934 folding sked sponsored by the Herald, and I saw on Ebay a 1910 Senators card sked with an ad for the Herald and Russell's Famous Playing Cards on the schedule side and a photo of an unnamed fielder on the other.
    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
    10:14 am
    [brave_heart]
    Schlitz "League Sets"
    In the past I was never that excited about the Schlitz Beer-sponsored schedules with Schlitz covers. Depending on the year, there is either a mug of Schlitz Beer or artwork of a generic baseball player on the cover of these skeds.

    But after coming across this interesting website devoted to "League Sets" http://skedman15.tripod.com/schedulesgalore/id22.html, I started thinking about other, older League Sets not mentioned there, and now I'm getting excited about trying to fill in the blanks for the Schlitz League set. I have skeds from this set from 1970-79, but it appears from this website http://www.astroland.net/skeds.html that at least one team, the Astros, had a Schlitz cover going back to 1966 (put your mouse over the '66 and '70 Astros schedules to see images of Schlitz covers from those years).

    My questions:
    1. Did all teams participate in the Schlitz League set? For example, I've never seen an Expos sked with a Schlitz cover.
    2. What year did this League Set begin?
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