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Friday, July 31, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-31-2015

Milwaukee Journal, July 31, 1915:

Conversation with [Braves manager] George Stallings this season has been of a most unique variety, Mr. Stallings using a form of speech very much like that of the Arapaho Indians, whose grunting gutturals are so obscure that two Arapahos cannot understand each other in the dark. This is about the way Mr. Stallings talks for publication this summer, according to a writer in the Cincinnati Times-Star:

The Interviewer—“Ah, good morning, Mr. Stallings.”
Mr. Stallings—“Uggle. Goof.”
The Interviewer—“Hard luck the Bravers are in, isn’t it?”
Mr. Stallings—“Umph. R-r-r.”
The Interviewer—“Will they begin to climb pretty soon?”
Mr. Stallings—“Awk. Oob. Wahah.”
The Interviewer—“Many thanks, Mr. Stallings. Good day.”
Mr. Stallings—“G-r-r. Uff. Woff. Squnch.”

I think Chip Kelly has taken George Stallings lessons. And I’ve gotta say I’d rather hang out with this cartoonish version of Stallings than the guy who decided it would be funny to mock the Arapaho, who speak an actual language with real words and everything.


 

 

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