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Oct 24th 2011 11:12AM Wow. Vegas in it's hey-day. Champagne flight from LA $15.00. Cab fare from little McCarron field the Sahara Hotel $1.60 for foour people. Right next door you had Foxy's restaurant for the best corned beef and pastrami sandwiches on the planet. Louie Prima with Sam Butera and the witnesses in the lounge seemed to play all day and night. NO CHARGE. Signs all along the strip "Casino site for sale" Going to Vegas was something special. Jacket and Tie for dinner or you didn't get in. Dinner show to see Sinatra $50.00 a couple, included a bottle of Chevas Regal on the table. There was a horse riding stable right on the strip. I could go on forever. It was just something special.
Aug 31st 2007 4:23PM They don't have the best food anymore. As a kid growing up in Brooklyn in the fifty's the whole family would go to a Twilight Doubleheader. That's right a doubleheader. First game starts at 4pm. Mom would pack sandwiches on fresh kaiser rolls and we could get a cold cola for 10 cents. Outside Ebbets field my Dad would buy to bags of hot fresh roasted peanuts at 5 cents a bag. the tickets, 5o cents. Children under 5 free. Even Fireman could afford that. When Baseball was Baseball.
May 23rd 2007 10:39AM I played minor league ball in the 60's. uppers (greenies) were in the dugout and dispensed like candy. Now the owners and mlb say they were unaware. what a crock. as a ball player you will do anything to get better. steroids weren't around then or they would have been used.