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Friday, March 09, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-9-2018

Bridgeport Times, March 9, 1918:

BASEBALL BAT IS 59 YEARS OLD TODAY

On March 9, 1859, at a meeting of the fathers of baseball held in New York, it was declared that the bat should be made of wood, and have a diameter not to exceed two inches and a half and a length not greater than 42 inches.
...
The early rule that the bat should be made “of wood” wasn’t binding enough in the early days of professionalism for some of the players sneaked in bats into which holes had been made and filled with lead.

It would blow their minds to learn that 100 years later, people would be filling bats with cork instead of lead.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 09, 2018 at 09:53 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: bats, dugout, history

Monday, December 11, 2017

OTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have ‘date with a baseball bat’ if he tried dating teens where I grew up

“I grew up in Mississippi. Every father I knew, if he saw a guy like Roy Moore in his 30s trying to date his 16-year-old daughter, he would have had a date with a baseball bat,” Stevens, a former aide to Mitt Romney’s campaign, said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

Stevens, who worked on former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley’s (R) primary campaign against Moore in 2006, said Moore has violated the “decency standard” of civil society in his previous alleged pursuit of teenage girls.

Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: December 11, 2017 at 08:53 AM | 2653 comment(s)
  Beats: bats, bats are afraid, politics

 

 

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