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Tiny Doll (1914-2004)

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 16, 2004 - 11:45am

Tiny Doll is dead. The sister of Grace Doll, Daisy Doll and Harry Doll, Tiny (born Elly Ann Schneider) was a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz (1939).

Tiny was the last of the Doll brethren, and there are now only eight surviving Munchkins from Oz. I can't be bothered doing the research, if anyone can tell me who they are I'd be most grateful.

Corey! And other baseball exclamations

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 16, 2004 - 4:56am

Whew. Corey Patterson smashed two home runs on Tuesday night as the Cubs beat the Pirates 3-2. In twelve innings. Corey's second homer finished the game.

The Cubs are now 78-64 with two wins so far in their home series against Pittsburgh, but they are still half a game behind the Giants. San Francisco beat Milwaukee 3-2. Bonds is still on 699.

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Saddam, er Osama, er...

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 15, 2004 - 7:41am

Irrefutable proof of the linkage between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden on Friday, when The Don, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, repeatedly got the two mixed up during a National Press Club luncheon in Washington.

Here's a couple of quotes from the transcript published by the US Department of Defence on their website. Exhibit A:

699 and other baseball numbers

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 14, 2004 - 2:32pm

Barry Bonds hit career homerun number 699 on Sunday as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 5-2 in Phoenix. He's now 15 behind George Herman Ruth and 56 behind Henry Aaron. For those who care, it was also his 100th home run scored in the month of September. Another centennial in the game: Arizona's 100th loss of this season.

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