Think I found Trails e-mail address

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Well, it's been 4 days since I shot an e-mail to what I'm pretty sure is/was Trails e-mail address and so far no reply.

I never got the initial e-mail returned, with a "Could Not Deliver" message, so I assume it was a valid address.
 

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Well, it's been 4 days since I shot an e-mail to what I'm pretty sure is/was Trail's e-mail address and so far no reply.

I never got the initial e-mail returned, with a "Could Not Deliver" message, so I assume it was a valid address.
Damn. Fingers crossed... Mutt alone was one loss too many, and Trail's own avi has an R.I.P. tribute to Joe "john garfield" Rein (who he didn't know had ever posted original content here until I brought it to his attention, as JG left before Trail arrived). Trail's last appearance here was eight years and one day after his 2013 arrival at CHB.


As an aside, you've always been one of CHB's very best. It was specifically your own accounts of suffering repeatedly from the agony of kidney stones which impelled me to preemptively get my 10 mm rock blasted to bits last November with no discomfort or complications whatever, and ultrasound imaging this spring showed absolute success that it was completely eliminated (although I do have a common harmless cyst). There are good people and outstanding posts here over the last nine years (especially in CHB's earlier years). It needs to be preserved moving forward. This has been a great site with great features which forced ESB to add identical features to be able to compete (although they remain vastly inferior with their ridiculous automatic censorship which so stupidly denies and hates boxing history - "Gerry *ney?" "Don *ell?" Really?)

I want Trail BACK!
 
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May 17, 2013
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Damn. Fingers crossed... Mutt alone was one loss too many, and Trail's own avi has an R.I.P. tribute to Joe "john garfield" Rein (who he didn't know had ever posted original content here until I brought it to his attention, as JG left before Trail arrived). Trail's last appearance here was eight years and one day after his 2013 arrival at CHB.


As an aside, you've always been one of CHB's very best. It was specifically your own accounts of suffering repeatedly from the agony of kidney stones which impelled me to preemptively get my 10 mm rock blasted to bits last November with no discomfort or complications whatever, and ultrasound imaging this spring showed absolute success that it was completely eliminated (although I do have a common harmless cyst). There are good people and outstanding posts here over the last nine years (especially in CHB's earlier years). It needs to be preserved moving forward. This has been a great site with great features which forced ESB to add identical features to be able to compete (although they remain vastly inferior with their ridiculous automatic censorship which so stupidly denies and hates boxing history - "Gerry *ney?" "Don *ell?" Really?)

I want Trail BACK!

Are you kidding me????? They censored Gerry Cooney's name..........for Pete's sake. What bullshit-----or would that then become "male cow manure" at ESB???

Yeah, Trail was quite the fan of "John Garfield" and Joe and I would sometimes go into PM mode. From what I could gather from his posts about boxing and the many people------and characters he met over the years, he had a great wealth of gym stories to tell, and told them well.

My wife knows if anything happens to me to at least post to the groups I've been affiliated with over the years to let them know my fate and not leave things to speculation. That is, providing I pass before she does, which is almost a given with me being 7 years older than her.
 
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Are you kidding me????? They censored Gerry Cooney's name..........for Pete's sake. What bullshit-----or would that then become "male cow manure" at ESB???

Yeah, Trail was quite the fan of "John Garfield" and Joe and I would sometimes go into PM mode. From what I could gather from his posts about boxing and the many people------and characters he met over the years, he had a great wealth of gym stories to tell, and told them well.

My wife knows if anything happens to me to at least post to the groups I've been affiliated with over the years to let them know my fate and not leave things to speculation. That is, providing I pass before she does, which is almost a given with me being 7 years older than her.
Just for kicks, I typed in "Gerry Pooney" and "Dong Dinkhell" instead of Cooney and Don Cockell, and their stupid fucking automatic censor accepted it!

Joe Rein was always urging me in PMs to consider taking up writing professionally, that I had an unworldly gift and passion for it, then Springs piled on as well, saying that sort of praise from JG was like a high clarion call from the heavens. (In fact, I refused to begin posting at CHB until Flea Man got Springs to come on board.) Springs himself inadvertently dissuaded me with descriptions of how he agonized over every word he published, while I have told you in the past I actually hate writing, but use it to either get mentally engaged for the day, or to distract me from the chronic headaches that I now know are induced by the bone spurs in my neck.


I think you may be literally correct about now having to type in "bull manure" at that site. I don't specifically recall "shit" as being an automatically censored word there (I haven't posted anything there in years), but I may indeed have seen it. (Posts submitted prior to 2013 are heavily redacted with countless asterisks, and there were a lot of fantastic posts with originally uncensored language between the great ESB crash in spring of 2007 and the great exodus from ESB to CHB in 2013, half a dozen years of retroactive revisions.)

How ironic, when network television is broadcasting language which that site has not allowed for years. Fuck them. If CHB were to go down at the end of this month, I'd be going down with it.
 
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