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    Came across this article about Jerry Brown's relationship with the Eagles. Note: It's mostly about Brown and Azoff, and it's pretty cynical.

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    This was recently republished but I thought it was pretty cute.

    (Originally published in the Tennessean in June 1977)

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    With guitarist Glenn Frey’s hitting and drummer Don Henley’s pitching, the Eagles, more commonly known as the Party-Plane on the softball diamond, defeated a team made up of Elektra-Asylum Records and Nashville radio celebrities at Edwin Warner Park on June 22. To the surprise of the opposition and his own teammates, Frey hit two home runs over the fence. The Eagles were in town for a sold-out concert at Municipal Auditorium.

    If you click the link below, you'll see three photos of Glenn and some other guy at the baseball game starting at 44 in the slide show (a ways to click, I know!)

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/new...977/409434001/

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    Default Re: Eagles Mentions in the Press - Retro Edition!

    I've seen two of the photos in various places, but haven't seen this one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAinOH View Post
    I've seen two of the photos in various places, but haven't seen this one:

    Congrats on the home run, Glenn!

    (Thanks for posting the photo in isolation.)

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    Love the way "Party-Plane" took their frustrations out in those softball games. I wonder how many of those they actually played back in the day and what their winning percentage was? Of course, the only that gets lots of publicity is the infamous Rolling Stone game.

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    I love that they sold "Party Plane" baseball T-shirts during the History of the Eagles tour. I am the proud owner of one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    I love that they sold "Party Plane" baseball T-shirts during the History of the Eagles tour. I am the proud owner of one!
    Soda lucky you ! I wish I had one too. Something to treasure for sure.

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    Yeah, Glenn not being a big guy was actually the perfect camouflage. He was an excellent athlete. Probably could have played college baseball, but he had other "interests". LOLOL. In that HOTE clip of a game, you can tell something about his athletic skills. He could run like he was on fire and had that easy sort of gait that coaches love to see. (daughter and niece of a coach here. You learn things. LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippinwhite View Post
    Yeah, Glenn not being a big guy was actually the perfect camouflage. He was an excellent athlete. Probably could have played college baseball, but he had other "interests". LOLOL. In that HOTE clip of a game, you can tell something about his athletic skills. He could run like he was on fire and had that easy sort of gait that coaches love to see. (daughter and niece of a coach here. You learn things. LOL)
    Hi Pippin how are things. I remember reading an old RS where Glenn said he played Little League Baseball and was on the wrestling team in high school. When he passed, I remember reading an interview with someone (sorry-can't remember who) who stated he was a really good Basketball player. Sounds like he was just an all around good athlete.
    Side Note: I remember him saying in that RS interview that he was also in the Boy Scouts. He quit the piano lessons because it interfered with the baseball and scouts. Sounds like he had a very traditional 50's/60's childhood.

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    @NKIT-- Hey there! Yeah, I remember hearing or reading about him talking about being in the Scouts and playing ball, and being on the wrestling team. That probably just suited his feisty little self. LOL. Yeah, he was just a good athlete. He loved it.
    There's a shot in the Soul Searchin' video where he hops over that wall. It wasn't a stunt double. He did it and it was perfect. And let's just pause a minute to appreciate how goooodddd he looked in those Levis.

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