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  1. Number5

    Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    At that time, the drinking age was set by each state, not the federal government. If it is a federal law now, I was unaware of it. I can tell you as an absolute fact from personal experience that the drinking age in both Maryland and Illinois was 21 in 1971 and before. DC had a drinking age of 18 while I was in high school, and we went down there to drink a few times when I was a senior in high school. In Illinois, while I was there in school, the drinking age was lowered to 19 in 1972 or 1973. We drove up to Wisconsin, where they had a legal age of 18, to drink legally prior to the lowering of the legal age in Illinois. I recall that in Ohio at that time, you could drink 3.2 beer at 18, but had to be 21 for everything else. I know you are from New York, and the age in New York at that time may well have been 18, but it definitely was not 18 throughout the country. In 1971, the voting age in America was lowered from 21 to 18. A major reason for this was the outcry that "If I'm old enough to fight for my country, I'm old enough to vote." in conjunction with the Viet Nam War. I believe that the lowering of the drinking age in many states around the country in the early 70's had to do with the Viet Nam conflict and lowing of the voting age. The protests were that "If I'm old enough to fight for my country, and to vote, I'm old enough to drink."
  2. Number5

    Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    So he couldn't legally drink any of the celebratory champagne.
  3. Number5

    The "I'm getting old" jolt

    I know what you mean. For me it was Nolan Ryan.
  4. Number5

    Anyone Following Manny?

    Everybody hated Ty Cobb.
  5. Number5

    Instructional League Begins

    Roberts admitted it AFTER the report came out. Seemed very odd to me that he was included in the report with zero evidence. As I said, it was strictly hear-say at the time of the report. That is why I said he was never caught. Because he wasn't. Everyone else in the report either failed a test, was witnessed doing it, or had other tangible evidence such as canceled checks for the purchase.
  6. Number5

    Instructional League Begins

    How so? It was here-say from Bigbie. Never caught. He simply acknowledged that he did indeed tell Bigbie that he had tried PED once. Bigbie never saw him do it and even said he never suspected that Roberts did so. Bigbie went so far as to say that Roberts refused to partake. Never caught.
  7. Number5

    Instructional League Begins

    He wasn't caught.
  8. Number5

    Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    Wow. A walk-off bunt. I wonder how many of those there have been?
  9. Like to help ya son, but you're too young to vote.
  10. Number5

    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    Very doubtful. Willie Mays became eligible in 1979. It was well-known that it was his first year of eligibility. Amazingly, 5.3% of the people with a vote failed to vote for him. Ridiculous.
  11. I'm not so sure about that. I'm thinking that it is probably more appropriate for Hyde to speak with the players than Elias.
  12. Number5

    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    Yeah. I've always thought that it is ridiculous that there are people that have a vote who actually failed to vote for Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, etc. Impossible to justify.
  13. Number5

    Anyone Following Manny?

    Jeezo flip! If that's the best he's been offered, the Orioles should make an offer and flip him at the break. I've got to believe that Philly has offered a lot more than that.
  14. Number5

    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    He misremembered.