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Godfather1
Army Fan
SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
30262 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


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Smith lived around the corner from me. My little brother and his son Joey were friends.


I went to Broadmoor with Joey. Good guy. He's a BRPD supervisor last I saw.






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Rougarou4lsu
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2003
1505 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


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- was he just a crappy coach, or was he handcuffed in some way by serious apathy toward baseball


Yes






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GeauxGus
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2005
5219 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


...might , I repeat , might , be 100 folks at a game. Tops .





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Holden Caulfield
LSU Fan
Hanging with J.D.
Member since May 2008
5673 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


I'm friends with someone who pitched on the 1975 SEC championship team. He has nothing but fond memories of Jim Smith if that means anything.





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81Tiger
LSU Fan
LSU Alumnus
Member since Sep 2009
1688 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


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Quiet, green, bucolic.


I came down with a bad case of bucolic when I was kid. Doctor gave me a strong prescription to clear it up.

I attended several games during that era as an LSU student. Less than 100 in the stands is accurate.

I remember lying on my side on the bench seating watching the game as though I was watching TV at home on the sofa.






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TheDude321
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Sep 2005
1133 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


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I remember a very good hitting first baseman, anybody remember who that was? Went on to be a doctor I think.


Dr. John Thomas played at LSU and I think later mentored Skip Bertman through his hip surgeries. Good guy.






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doc24
LSU Fan
franklinton
Member since Dec 2007
40 posts

re: for the old-timers - the end of the Jim Smith era


I played in '71 &'72. We had some good wins against some top teams, but nobody came to the games. We finished '72 21&21. Not earth shattering stats, but some good players, Craig Burns, Gerald Keigley and Mike Miley from football were on that team. Please don't hate on Coach Smith he was a great guy to all of us. His main job was the equipment manager but did give hours of his time to baseball. Sadly missed by all of his former players.





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