Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Play Ball!


Hey, I didn't know WPB attorney Peter Broberg was a major-league pitcher:
“My nemesis,” he calls it, by way of introducing his pre-law career as a major league pitcher for eight seasons, from 1971 to 1979.
Actually, I really like this guy:

He did have other interests. For one, he was a surfer, and hung out with a crowd that kept its eyes on the ocean for the right waves. “It was a hoot,” he says. “And it still is.”

And he was a science fiction buff, with a passion for both movies and books. He has shelves of sci-fi books at his house, paperback and hardcover. He sought sci-fi films at places like the Paramount, and Saturday matinees at the theater on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

“I liked stories that were sort of factual fiction. There had to be enough fact in them so that they could have been real, or they might have been real — and maybe they will be real in the future.”

No reference to Bolero or Gin Gibsons anywhere, but otherwise a nice profile -- congrats Pete!

Another busy day for me, but I'll be back to bring you news from the bunker of justice later today.

19 comments:

  1. Has Peter and SFL ever been photographed together?

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  2. fake gil brandt nfl analystApril 21, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Now that Jason Taylor has shumied to the Jets, he can get off the line and not play the 5 technique and rush the qb standing up from the will or mike slot while the jets jump from a shumie two to a 3-4.

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  3. Shumie time already?

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  4. But can he score a no-hitter at the World Series while on acid? That is the true test for any baseball great.

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  5. To Godwhacker. You are onto something. Who was the only pitcher to hurl a World Series game while in the middle of an acid addiction? Hint: It was the first WS night game. Answer: Dock Ellis. 1971. Pittsburgh Pirates. Ellis later played for the Yankees. He died in 2008. And here is another former pitcher gone bad by becoming a lawyer. Billy Rohr, in his first major league start in 1967, one hit the Yankees. He beat them again two weeks later and it was thought the Sox had a new Sandy Koufax. It was not to be. He flamed out and was never heard from again until ten years later when he was admitted to the California Bar.

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  6. SFL is Peter Broberg.

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  7. "Take me out to the ball game,
    Take me out with the crowd.
    Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
    I don't care if I never get back,
    Let me root, root, root for the home team,
    If they don't win it's a shame.
    For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
    At the old ball game."

    Nelly Kelly was sure some fan,
    She would root just like any man,
    Told the umpire he was wrong,
    All along, good and strong.
    When the score was just two to two,
    Nelly Kelly knew what to do,
    Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
    She made the game sing this song.

    "Take me out to the ball game,
    Take me out with the crowd.
    Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
    I don't care if I never get back,
    Let me root, root, root for the home team,
    If they don't win it's a shame.
    For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
    At the old ball game."

    SHUMIE TIME!

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  8. Baseball? SFL-- Peter Bromberg? No way brah! SFL channels Bob Crane and Eddie Aikau.

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  9. 11:15 here-- and a sheik.

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  10. Cool facts STL, Thanks!

    But as someone in the know, LSD isn't at all addictive.

    I liken an LSD experience to being trapped on a merry-go-round for 8 to 12 hours. The last thing you want when it's over is to get right back on.

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  11. SFL is Brian Wilson.

    It's a genuine fact that the surfers rule
    It's plastered on the walls all around the school now
    surfers rule, surfers rule

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  12. SFL was not in court unless his "court" is harem girls providing him with "good vibrations."

    Lucky bastard.

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  13. SFL is Elliot Gould wrapped between two beauties.

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    SFL is one Lucky S-O-B. Say hi to your beauties.

    Calling the shumie!

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  16. Calling the shumie in advanced, tomorrow at noon--

    Shumie Time referee?

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  17. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Good movie.

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  18. Pete Broberg is also one of the few major league players that never played an inning of minor league ball. He went straight from Dartmouth to the big leagues.

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  19. He flamed out and was never heard from again until ten years later when he was admitted to the California Bar.

    Best Attorney

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