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Monday, May 11, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-11-2015

Pittsburgh Press, May 11, 1915:

[Bob] Fisher worked the ancient hidden ball trick on Douglass Baird yesterday, but the Pirate coacher was just as much to blame as the recruit. As a matter of fact, this old ruse should be prohibited by law. It is not baseball, and the fans don’t like to see it, no matter who works it.

False. The hidden ball trick is fantastic, and if you don’t want to get tricked, you should pay attention.

Put a Milo Candini on him. (Dan Lee) Posted: May 11, 2015 at 08:15 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, hidden ball trick, history

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hidden-ball trick during Triple-A game leaves broadcasters in silent confusion

You can judge the quality of a hidden-ball trick by the number of seconds of dead air it produces from the broadcast booth while everyone is trying to figure out what just happened. In this case: 16 seconds.


 

 

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