aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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tough guy ball stealer
Posted by dav at 2004 June 14 09:33 AM
File under: News

I pay like zero attention to major league sports (although I do like to try to catch the rugby or soccer world cup series when they come up), but some friends mentioned this incident which occurred at a recent baseball game that I thought had a funny ending:

St. Louis led 12-0 in the third when a foul ball hit into the stands by Matthews got more attention than anything on the field.

In the ensuing scramble, a husky man jumped over a row of seats and pinned a 4-year-old boy against the seats with his legs while diving to get the ball. To no avail, fans started chanting "Give him the ball! Give him the ball!"

The man held the ball up like a trophy and refused to give it to the boy. In the end the child received bats and balls from members of both teams, but the man who left two innings later didn't get his special gift from the players:

There was also a little extra for the man who got the ball, but he left two innings later and never received the Cardinals T-shirt on which "Tough Guy" and "Ball Stealer" was written by reliever Steve Kline.
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