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[ih] evil umpire?

On 3/1/20 12:35 PM, Adam Sampson via Internet-history wrote:

> Miles Fidelman via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org>
> writes:
>> Who was it who's USENET sig line referred to the "evil umpire," and
>> what was the exact line?? (My Google Foo doesn't seem to be working
>> today, or it happened too long ago to be indexed.)
> I don't know if it's the one you're thinking of, but Glen Raphael
> <c160-ax at zooey.Berkeley.EDU> used this sig in 1986:
> | "Through the intervening years, this ex-American baseball player who
> | defected to the Soviet Union rose through the ranks to his current
> | position as the single, driving force behind all Soviet foreign policy
> | decisions.  It is he to whom Reagan refers as 'The Evil Umpire' "
> (I found this in the utzoo archive, which is available on archive.org;
> I keep a local copy indexed with notmuch for searching.)

Thanks Adam!? An actual real answer, no less.


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