Bench Warmer

(for the anon who wanted Steve/Peggy/Jack)

“DiMaggio alone is better than all the Dodgers put together,” Thompson insisted. Of all the things he’d never dreamed he’d be doing on a Friday night, sitting in the back of a surveillance van with Captain America and arguing the merits of the Yankees versus the Dodgers was pretty high up on the list.

“He’s good,” Captain Rogers conceded. “But one guy can’t make up for an entire team.”

“Unless super soldier serum is involved?” Peggy asked. She sat by the van’s window, binoculars held to her face as she peered out into the night. Thompson didn’t have to see her eyes to know they were rolling.

Rogers shrugged modestly. “I can’t play baseball,” he said.

“Well, we all have our faults,” Peggy replied.

Thompson watched the two of them from his side of the van. Rogers was seated next to where Peggy kept vigil, absently doodling on a stray piece of paper he’d found. There was an easiness between them – a camaraderie bred from war and mutual understanding that Thompson couldn’t help but envy. He hadn’t had that kind of easiness with anyone since sometime in the spring of 1945. He shook the thought from his mind almost as soon as it entered.

Peggy sighed and lowered the binoculars for a moment so she could stretch, peering curiously over at Rogers’s paper as she did so. “What are you drawing?” she asked.

“It’s supposed to be a penguin,” Rogers replied, holding the paper up so they could both get a better look at it. “I don’t think my heart is in it though.”

Peggy examined the drawing for a moment. “I suspect it may more be a problem with your eyes,” she said. “Were they open when you drew it?”

“Regrettably. I had to witness the whole process.”

“And have you ever seen a penguin, Steve?”

“Only pictures,” Rogers admitted. “Can I use that as an excuse?”

“No. But I’ll introduce you to Howard’s butler. He’ll give you some idea of what the creatures are supposed to look like.”

Thompson snorted at this, and Peggy shot him a grin. It surprised him a little. Watching the two of them was like watching the rest of the world disappear. Thompson swore that for a moment even he’d forgotten he existed.

“And what are you so busy with over there, Jack?” Peggy asked, her full attention suddenly on him. He wasn’t sure how she could look away from Captain America for that long – Thompson had barely stopped staring at the man since they’d gotten in the van. It wasn’t something he was proud of, but he supposed if there was one person to be star-struck over, at least it made sense that it would be the star-spangled man himself.

“Just finishing some reports,” he replied. “Nothin’ as exotic as that penguin on this side of the van.”

“Exotic,” said Rogers, pointing at Thompson approvingly. “I like that. Good word choice.”

Thompson gave him a half-smile. “Tryin’ to be diplomatic. The last thing I want to do on this assignment is piss Captain America off.”

“I guess you’ll just have to admit it then,” Rogers informed him seriously.

“Admit what?”

“That the Dodgers could crush the Yankees any day.”

The smile dropped from Thompson’s face. “I’m not gonna perjure myself, even for Captain America.”

Peggy let out a sigh and returned her attention to her binoculars. “Honestly,” she said, sounding singularly unimpressed. “Such fuss over what’s really nothing more than a poor man’s cricket.”

The only thing that saved her from the noose was the wicked and utterly charming smile she flashed them.

As I’m seeing a lot of Harrison Ford appreciation posts this morning, I think I’m gonna throw myself into it and post his 42 performance. The way he portrayed Branch Rickey was amazing and as a history major and dodger lover, this movie really got to me… You have been warned…

These posts are dedicated to phil-the-stone, mlder and totalpunk-jainasolo. Also, I think itshanxleia may like this too… Oh and yaelloush of course. And girly-bookworm… Ah hell, just watch for my posts!

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reindeercurt asked:

god i just mistook margot robby in her harley quinn outfit for dodger cosplaying as her n got rrly scared 4 a sec

wow guys i cant believe dodgers really a movie star im amazed honestly

Baseball Best-Sellers, June 26, 2015

Baseball Best-Sellers, June 26, 2015

NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on with the show… Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); because I’m old…

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powerflurries asked:

2, 12, 44, 57, 82, 119, 150 (/◕ヮ◕)/


2. Are you outgoing or shy? 
shy as hekie

12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
sandlewood - Lisa Loeb
Blood In The Boadroom - Ani Difranco
monte rosa range - Lucy Wainwright Roche
Good Bad Ugly - Ani Difranco
Icarus - Ani Difranco (this is in no order bt dubs)

44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean? 
outerspace bc that would be such a gooden to bring out at partys.

57. Favourite food? 
I think I may have already done this, but i love me a bit of chrispy duck pancakes, tho rn I realy fancy some jammy dodgers. 

82. Favourite movie? 
the music and lyrics

119.  Favourite book?
Chinese Cinderella by adeline yen mah

150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? 
‘the marriage rate in the uk has declinde from 7.1 marriages per 100 people in 1981 to 5.2 marriages per 1000 people in 2005′ (it’s from a gcse sociology guid, your welcome)

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Ver trailer Sinopsis Un gatito huérfano llamado Oliver se une a Fagin y a su banda de ladronzuelos con Dodger, un maestro moviéndose por la ciudad, y el simpático Chiguagua Tito. Un buen día, el pequeño Oliver deja las calles al ser adoptado por Jenny, una niña rica que se lo lleva a su casa, d…