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Happy '78th' Birthday Brooks Robinson!


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Completely ignorant to the fact that today is Brooksie's birthday :o.........what t-shirt do I pull out of the drawer to wear today?

Um hmmmm -- my Brooks t-shirt.

::cue Twilight Zone music:: ;)

Happy Birthday, and get well soon, #5. You are THE MAN.

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Completely ignorant to the fact that today is Brooksie's birthday :o.........what t-shirt do I pull out of the drawer to wear today?

Um hmmmm -- my Brooks t-shirt.

::cue Twilight Zone music:: ;)

Happy Birthday, and get well soon, #5. You are THE MAN.

Witchy

Good Choice. Face paint the kids with #5 as well. It's the right thing to do.

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The biggest thrill and honor in my professional life came three years ago when Brooks PERSONALLY called me and asked me to introduce him at the Brooks Robinson Oriole statue that was being unveiled at OPCY. Every Oriole HOF was there.So were many members of the current team. It was also the last time I saw Paul Blair.This was that moment. It gave me chills then,and it still does now and every time I think about it.

It was an honor to be there for that moment. My wonderful wife told me we had to fly up for the event (she really had to twist my arm). It's the first (and quite possibly the only) time I've ever gotten to see him in person. Gordon Beard wasn't entirely correct though, my parents were not from Baltimore but they did name their child after Brooks Robinson. I just hate I never got to see him play in person.

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It was an honor to be there for that moment. My wonderful wife told me we had to fly up for the event (she really had to twist my arm). It's the first (and quite possibly the only) time I've ever gotten to see him in person. Gordon Beard wasn't entirely correct though, my parents were not from Baltimore but they did name their child after Brooks Robinson. I just hate I never got to see him play in person.

Happy Birthday Brooksie! Enjoy your day, Sir!

Along with Johnny U, the two finest gentlemen ever to don a Baltimore jersey!

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The biggest thrill and honor in my professional life came three years ago when Brooks PERSONALLY called me and asked me to introduce him at the Brooks Robinson Oriole statue that was being unveiled at OPCY. Every Oriole HOF was there.So were many members of the current team. It was also the last time I saw Paul Blair.This was that moment. It gave me chills then,and it still does now and every time I think about it.

Weams and I were there as close to the action as we could get, maybe 10 yards back. Once the gates opened, it was a stampede to get over to the statues, and the crowd was packed tight on a very hot day. Brooks could have picked anyone, but he picked you, so that's huge.
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Roy Firestone said:
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The biggest thrill and honor in my professional life came three years ago, when Brooks PERSONALLY called me and asked me to introduce him at the Brooks Robinson Oriole Statue Day that was being unveiled at OPACY.

Every Oriole HOF was there. So were many members of the current team. It was also the last time I saw Paul Blair. This was that moment. It gave me chills then, and it still does now and every time I think about it.

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Brooks Robinson was also Roy's first interview ever, when Roy was 15 years-old:

 

 

OFFNY said:

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FRIDAYMAY 15th, 2015:

 

SCOTT GARCEAU: ORoy, how did you first get into interviewing athletes ???

ROY FIRESTONE: OMy first interview was Brooks Robinson, when I was only 15 years-old. The tape jammed, and I had to do it again ...... to which Brooks said, "No problem, Roy." Brooks was, and still is, a really sweet guy.

 

I move to California in 1977. I eventually wound up doing over 5,000 Up Close shows for over 20 years. David Letterman has done his show for over 33 years. Now THAT is amazing. I'm not putting myself in his (Letterman's) category, I'm just giving an example of somebody who has had that type of longevity.

I loved doing Up Close, and I would love to do it again. I LOOOOOVE to talk, so I love interviewing.

 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Birthday to Orioles Legend, Brooks Robinson! Retweet to wish him a great day. <a href="http://t.co/4F7FUutAq9">pic.twitter.com/4F7FUutAq9</a></p>— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) <a href="

">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy, healthy 78 birthday to the one and only Brooks Robinson.#solidgold#hof <a href="https://twitter.com/Orioles">@Orioles</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/masnOrioles">@masnOrioles</a></p>— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) <a href="

">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy 78th Brooksy! Thankful to know you. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Robinsonsandwich?src=hash">#Robinsonsandwich</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Orioles">@Orioles</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/masnOrioles">@masnOrioles</a> <a href="http://t.co/Psh7WhTpnW">pic.twitter.com/Psh7WhTpnW</a></p>— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) <a href="

">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Birthday to our legendary leader, <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBPAA">@MLBPAA</a> President Brooks Robinson! <a href="http://t.co/2q2Og7u3lp">pic.twitter.com/2q2Og7u3lp</a></p>— MLBPAA (@MLBPAA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBPAA/status/600328419801374720">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Birthday to a Baltimore legend and one of the greatest <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> of all-time: the one and only #5, Brooks Robinson!</p>— Ripken Baseball (@RipkenBaseball) <a href="

">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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