|Posted by Galfur on July 14, 2011 at 12:22 AM|
No, not Strawberry Fields, Strawberry Farms. A little galf course in Irvine owned and run by former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces. Had a chance to get out and play on this business trip. Perfect day in SoCal. Put up a good score (anytime you break 80 is a good day), even racked up an eagle on number 8 (drove the green and knocked one down.
So, how about Doug DeCinces? Talk about a guy who landed in a tough spot. How do you replace a Hall of Famer like Brooks Robinson. That's what Doug did. No way he could have ever measured up to Brooks, but he was a decent enough player and held down the position in Baltimore for nine years after Brooks hung em up. His best year with the Os was 1978 when he batted .286 and banged 28.
When his welcome ran out in Baltimore, he finished his career with the Angels, including his best ML year, 1982, when he batted .301 and banged 30 with 97 ribbies.
And just to make this Galfur envious of his charmed life, he now owns and operates Strawberry Farms Galf Course. So I figured, rather than just being envious, I'd go partake in his charmed life. Twas a good day. A few pics in the gallery.
Another day in SoCal tomorow, then home for the weekend. Big Apple on Monday. Cheers all.
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