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clipper
02-29-00, 04:19 PM
Can anyone tell me the origin of the Bill White quote that I put at the bottom of all of my posts?


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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

kgblues
02-29-00, 07:10 PM
I remeber it but don't remember it.
Its got to do something with the Scooter mistaking Coggins for Bonds or something along that line.

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kg

kgblues
03-03-00, 06:44 PM
Now, thats funny!

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kg

clipper
03-04-00, 12:51 AM
Yeah, that's basically it.

Bonds had been on the DL for a while, and had come off the DL, but really wasn't ready to play. The Yanks were in a close game, and sent Rich Coggins (who had almost been rookie of the year with Baltimore in '73, but never did anything after that) up to pinch hit. It was a Sunday afternoon game, and the stadium was packed. Coggins wore #26 and Bonds #25 (or the other way around?) and the crowd went NUTS as Coggins walked to the on-deck circle.

White: "I can't understand why the fans are so excited about Coggins"
Scooter: "Ya know, White, I think they think it's Bobby Bonds!"
White: "Why?....Does Coggins look like Bonds?"
Scooter: long pause. "Well" another pause "I was gonna say they all look alike, but I don't think I will."

White laughed so hard that he couldn't say anything for about two innings.

God, those two were funny.
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Anyone who takes offense at their exchange should note that Bill White took no such offense.


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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

#1PaFan
03-09-00, 10:44 PM
Funny stuff, Clipper. Thanks for the laugh.

26 in '00

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