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  1. Elmer Sexauer is easily my new alter-ego.

    Comment by Chris Cwik — May 30, 2011 @ 8:36 am

  2. Wonderful Terrific Monds III gets my vote.

    Comment by Mallow — May 30, 2011 @ 10:18 am

  3. I nominate the immortal Count Sensenderfer…

    and Stubby Clapp.

    Comment by Jamie — May 30, 2011 @ 10:55 am

  4. After reading his wikipedia entry, Boots Poffenberger is my new hero.

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 30, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  5. The Tigers eventually hired a detective to follow him. Owner Walter Briggs, Sr. tried to get Boots to change his ways by reciting everywhere Boots had gone and everything that Boots had done in the late hours. Boots asked Briggs how he knew about all of his activities, and Briggs explained he had hired a private detective. Boots said, “That’s a waste of your money, Mr. Briggs. You ought to assign him to some other player. You know darn well what I’m going to do.”[6] Boots told Briggs he should give Boots the money he was giving to the detective and Boots would tell them where to go. “All they’d have to do was go to the beer joint closest to the ballpark.”

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — May 30, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

  6. In other words, me too.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — May 30, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

  7. OMG….I grew up in Williamsport, Maryland. Boots was my neighbor across the street. Wow, never a dull moment. I can remember as a little kid, he would walk 5 doors down to the bar. Later in the evening, the bikers would help him get his key in the front door. He fell numerous times, he was a sweet guy though! I’ll never forget his wife coming out on the front porch, red faced and yelling. These are childhood memories I will never forget. :-)

    Comment by AngellicA — June 16, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

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