Going out in the Morning
So, what's going out in the morning?
You don't have to bring 'everything' back from the old one.. This is a new one, how bout starting some new useful threads..
Originally Posted by alexsautographs
Oh, and I'm sending to Dajuan Wagner tomorrow.
I was just bringing back the ones that had a lot of posts, because I thought that if they were popular there, they'd probably be popular here.
Sending out a few CIC's to College Basketball players.
What basketball players are you sending to?
I thought this was a pretty weird story, but I didn't want to make a whole new thread for it. So, I'll post it under one of the less popular threads.
Ok...a few days ago I was thinking about writing up a few questionnaires to people. I didn't know who I wanted to write them to, so I randomly picked three out of Jack Smalling's Twelfth Edition. I was going to pick 3 folks. I pick one, he's dead. I pick another....he's dead. 0 for 2. One more...he's dead. Finally, another and.......he's also dead. What are the odds of the first four people I pick are dead? Finally I picked one, and it was Don Minnick.
Time to pick the second guy. I flip open the book to a random page....I randomly place my finger on a random name and (randomly of course), this guy is dead. How is it that out of over 10,000 names in a book where the majority of the guys are living, 4 out of the first 5 people I pick are dead? I flip to a new page and...hearing a drum roll in the background I put my finger on someone. Joy! He's still alive! He is Mike Fischlin.
Finally, the last guy to pick. Randomly opening the book again, I place my finger on a guy and...well...you can guess what I'll say next...
He's dead too. So, 5 of the 8 people I placed my finger on that day are dead. I guess I should stop randomly picking people...anywho, as I stop my rambling on about picking dead guys, this is who I placed my finger on...Fritz Fisher.
Now, I like to keep things in order, the first guy I pick, the first guy I write the questionnaire to. I had never heard of Minnick, so I thought 'hey, it would be cool to see what his career stats were'. I go online to see that this guy pitched only nine innings in his career. Needless to say (but I'm going to say it anyways), this was going to be a hard guy to write a questionnaire about. Luckily, I was able to get through it without sweating too much.
The next guy is Fischlin. I'd heard of him, but didn't know enough to write a well informed questionnaire about. So, I go online and see that he played a fairly long career with some cool stuff to write about. No sweat (well, maybe a little, because it gets kind of hot when the furnace is turned up to 72 degrees).
Finally, there is Fritz Fisher. I go online (specifically www.baseballreference.com, if you want to know my exact source of information), to see the stats on Fisher. He was going to be harder to write about that Minnick. Not only did he play less than a season, he played (or pitched, for all of you who yearn to know what position he was), less than an inning in his career. Oh boy. That made me sweat a little. But I did get it done. And I hope to see soon what he has to say about his career and such.
I think it's pretty cool to see these people and what they did in their careers, even if they lasted only one inning....
Oh yeah, and I think I'm mailing those out tomorrow.
EDIT: Wow. I wrote a lot. Hmmm....maybe I'll cut my stories down to 2 paragraphs next time. Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.
Last edited by alexsautographs; 12-06-2004 at 08:16 PM.
That was an interesting story - I'm sure a mathematician or statistician could give you the exact odds of picking out that number of dead people in so few picks/finger-pointings. Very interesting! Plus, if you get any responses to your questionnaires, those would be very interesting to hear about as well.
good story man, I hope they write back:
Going out in the morning:
sending to Carlton Fisk hope to get it back
can you please post the Carlton Fisk address?
If you got the address from Jarrett at J's Autographs, I think he would appreciate if it weren't given out for a while, he doesn't want the players to get flooded with mail.
Originally Posted by mntwinsfreak
Is it just me or do some of his successes seem to be a little suspicous? I mean he says he got Giambi TTM. I had never seen a success with him before.
Just my 2 cents,
Maybe he doesn't write just an ordinary letter. Maybe he says some stuff that are really nice that others don't say.
Anyway, why would he destroy his own cards just to make a "Good Success"?
This is who I'm sending out to tomorrow:
Kyle Brady c/o Jaguars
Kirk Dressendorfer c/o home
Butch Huskey c/o home
Joel Davis c/o home
Phil Niekro c/o home(hope it works!)
Bill Pulsipher c/o home
Don Minnick c/o home
Fritz Fisher c/o home
Last edited by alexsautographs; 12-07-2004 at 08:48 PM.
Today I sent out to:
Today I am sending to:
Mike Boddicker c/o home
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