L E’s Stories – Dateline: July 7, 2011 – Salute To A Real Hall Of Fame Dick

On July 7, 2011, Baseball Hall Of Fame Manager Dick Williams passed away…..and since I have often heard Bone Daddy talk about the night that he sat for a couple of hours talking with “Skip” at the downstairs bar at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. It was such an…

L E’s Stories – “Hidden Card Room & High Stakes Poker With Austin’s Finest” – A Secret Kept Close To The Vest

One never knows what lies beyond…especially beyond the oldest of doors….for one must pass through to the other side before one ever sees what is really there….even the oldest of doors….and in many instances….what turns out to be totally unexpected….is beautifully experienced.  The string of 100 year old buildings that lined the streets of East 6th…

L E’s Stories -“From A Dying Outlaw Legend To A Sports Bar – As A New Legend Begins” – The Beginnings Of Madison Sq Garden, The Sports Place

Whenever Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells the story about how his sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Tx actually became a reality ….that is when he says….“Sometimes life just takes us where you are supposed to be….and you just simply didn’t know you were going…

L E’s Stories – A Year To Remember: “BIG TEX Notches His 6th No Hitter + Wins His 300th Game In His 24th Season”

When Rangers Manager Bobby Valentine was asked when Nolan Ryan became Babe Ruth…..he responded with “Sometime after his 6th no-hitter….and before his 300thwin.” ….as Texas Rangers Pitcher Nolan Ryan won his 300th game at age 43 on June 30, 1990 against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee…for.it was his 24th season in The Bigs.  It was the bottom…

L E Stories – “All Hail The Man Of Steal” – A Tribute To Hall Of Fame Rickey Henderson

Today’s story is about one of Bone Daddy’s all-time favorite MLB baseball players….who became known at “The Man of Steal”….as Rickey Henderson was one of those talents that comes along about every 100 years….as a true “6 tool player” ….who could hit, run, catch, throw, had power and could think….so, this is the story of a one…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – When The Student Is Ready….The Teacher Appears – A Sportsphile’s Student Becomes A Master

Before I start today’s story…..I want to remind all of my readers / viewers that in all of my posts in L E’s Stories, I will feature videos that “especially tickle my fancy” throughout the post….as some of them will coincide with a particular part of the story I am telling….and some will be completely random….but they…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…