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Tuesday, March 22, 2005 1:57:11 PM
This may be a old topic, however, just getting bored reading about nothing. Any comments on the best fixers, i.e., Patch, still alive or gone in the business. This may be of good or bad information, again, just trying to get something going.
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MamaBear
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:32:13 PM
I have to say one arm blackie from strates shows, and stan minker when he was with goodings, both looked out for me when i was a teen.
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xcreeper
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:42:15 PM
How about Chicken in Detroit...Monkee in Philly or [ SYSTEM EDIT ]in Bill over on Larry's???
Prof. Lee Kolozsy
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:54:09 PM
Quickest... Buddy Miller...

Slickest... Lionel Miller...

Most Impressive... Andrew Jackson "Sonny" Dickerson...

Most reliable... Danny Royal...

Smoothest... Danny Dell...

Best right cross... John Campi...

Most experience... Larry Carr
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005 3:22:53 PM
Chicken in Detroit, He was CHICKEN when the police came He hid in his office and refused to come out.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005 3:33:47 PM
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Chicken in Detroit, He was CHICKEN when the police came He hid in his office and refused to come out.



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Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:04:55 PM
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Originally posted by Prof. Lee Kolozsy

Quickest... Buddy Miller...

Slickest... Lionel Miller...

Most Impressive... Andrew Jackson "Sonny" Dickerson...

Most reliable... Danny Royal...

Smoothest... Danny Dell...

Best right cross... John Campi...

Most experience... Larry Carr



Good list, however, I wouldn't call Larry a fixer. Never saw Buddy work but I do agree on Lionel. Sonny was a one of a kind, so wasn't Danny R. Danny Dell and John Campi make all my lists because both came to my last wedding. [;)] Of that list if I had a serious beef, I'd choose Campi to square it. Lionel second.
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Prof. Lee Kolozsy
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 1:18:37 AM
No dispute with your asessment Sixcat...

You seem to know your players when it comes to patchwork...

I meant Larry's had more beefs to square than all the others put together...

Except for maybe Allman Brannon...

Koza shoulda been on the list ...

Joe Ross was capable too...

Mark Popovitch...

These guys were the diplomats of the midway...

The essence of diplomacy is signing a letter "warmest regards" when what you really mean is "may you burn in hell"...
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MamaBear
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 3:50:35 AM
Monkey in Philly wasnt a fixer, He owned a few flatstores I used to duke for him and worked his block store many years ago. he did have the gift of gab for sure.. Is he still around. He was very good to me and looked out for me
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safefun4u
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 4:47:03 AM
Sorry to say Marty passed away several years ago.
Carnie_Joe930
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:36:09 AM
Fritzie Reynolds, Reno.
I remember a couple of times when Reno came out of "the city" to play some of our spots. We were setting up in a shopping center in upstate NY. The head of the detective squad approached me and told me, "If you have "those" games here like you had in other places you've played....YOU'RE going to jail." I made a call to Reno telling him that the spot was sloughed for flatstores. He said, "Like hell it is!" When he showed up on opening day, he was walking around with the detective like they were best friends. The detective couldn't look me straight in the eye. LOL
Another time, we were covering the Great Barrington Fair for Gooding's New England unit. The chief of the town police showed up and closed all the games, except my machine gun joint, punk rack and bust one balloons. The rest.....two 8 man flats, two line-up flats, a splashdown and my two alibis were shut down. Reno took the chief aside but the man was being unreasonable and the joints stayed closed opening day. The next day all were opened and banging away. Seems that since it was a state recognized agricultural fair, the local police didn't have any jurisdiction on the grounds. The captain of the local Troop of State Police was our "new Best Friend" that week and the local fuzz was pratted out of the picture.
xcreeper
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:57:15 AM
Is Reno still around? I kept in touch with Tammy up till a few years ago.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:09:30 AM
You guys gotta help me out...

Sonny Dickerson sounds so familiar. Who was he?

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MamaBear
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:28:36 AM
Sorry to hear that about Marty...god rest his soul...Whatever happened to his wife Rose? That Reno was pretty brutal wasnt he. He was like poetry in motion...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:55:14 AM
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You guys gotta help me out...

Sonny Dickerson sounds so familiar. Who was he?




Can only tell you what I remember. I first met Sonny with Buck-Page shows. He came in and took the front end after Don Miller. Might have been 1970 give or take a year or 2. He kind of underestimated New York State. He went there wide open and got slapped down almost every week. Later in the 70's he had his own show with mostly booked on rides playing around Miami in the winter. I don't know if he went up north with it or not. Joe Marchiano and I had a grab joint around him in the winter for a few years. I also had a grind store there off and on. I lost touch with him for a while and heard back a few years ago he has count stores in a casino some where in the islands off shore. Sonny was always a mover. He was fun to be around and loved to bet football back then.
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