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Old 08-08-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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TJ SIMERS: No more horse racing, but future appears sweet for Rick Baedeker

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"In a declining industry,'' he concludes, "there just wasn't room for me.''
- Rick Baedeker
In this mornings LA Times, T. J. Simers has this article about Rick Baedeker and his struggles.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Interesting article. Wish him luck as it cannot be easy starting over at 60.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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I just came across this. What a smirky-ass article this is on a very seious subject. RB should have taken this Simers character to the woodshed, Best wishes Rick!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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I can totally relate with this guy. Went from 65 head to 1 myself. Started attending the Hambletonian as a kid, and had success with starters in the same race for many years, as recently as this decade (however last was off the board...) Drove a Benz while dad was driven around in a Silver Cloud RR. He has passed on and I take care of 1 horse myself to help pass the days now, and drive home in an aged Town Car. Its tough to watch the sport you love pass you by, but it is a part of life we all will experience at some point......
My best goes out to this man.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:48 PM   #5
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Did the writer kick him in the nuts after he finished the article

That was all that was left to finish the smart ass writer routine
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #6
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Simers is an ashwhole.

It's ironic too...the LA Times is dying a sad death even quicker and more spectacularly than Simers claims horseracing is. I guarantee he'll be asking "you want fries with that?" a lot sooner than he thinks.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:15 PM   #7
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I remember Baedecker's cards sold outside the gate in So California for years.
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