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The Thrill Banger Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 21 days Last activity: 6 hours # 1 Posted on 7.4.04 0751.41 | Instant Rating: 4.25 Sad news for old-school Milwaukee Brewers fans today...former manager George Bamberger has passed away at age 58. (MilwaukeeBrewers.com) Cancer got him. "Bambi," as we knew him up here, was a pitching coach with Baltimore for a long time before getting the Milwaukee managing gig, and morphing the ballclub into "Bambi's Bombers," the AL powerhouse of the late 70's...and paving the way for the AL Championship team of 1982. He came back for a later stint in the mid-80's, too. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a nice article on Bamberger, too. One quote: "Without George Bamberger, I would not have had a career. The battery on my cell phone is going to die before I run out of George Bamberger stories." --Gorman Thomas, former Brewers slugger RIP, Bambi. We'll miss you. Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy. THE THRILL ACW-NWA Wisconsin Home Video Technical Director...& A2NWO 4 Life! (Click the big G or here to hear the Packers Fight Song in RealAudio...or try .AU, .WAV or .MIDI!) Promote this thread!
AWArulz Knackwurst Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 11 hours Last activity: 8 hours
Y!: # 2 Posted on 7.4.04 1118.00 | Instant Rating: 6.35 Bambi was really much older - like 80 or so. Crap, he played back in the early 50s. Rasslin' republicans - visit it soon
Sec19Row53 Lap cheong Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 12 hours
Y!: # 3 Posted on 7.4.04 1254.23 | Instant Rating: 7.36
I sure hope there's a moment of silence for him this Friday. RIP Bambi. [It's where I sit]
Echoing what's been said, but pointing out that he's still better offensively than either Hill or Bowen (who was a whopping 2 for 32 while with the Cubs, and one of those hits was in his first AB).
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