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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-19-2017

Grantland Rice via the Harrisburg Telegraph, April 19, 1917:

A few days ago we had a long talk with Napoleon Lajoie, the eminent French Batting Eye, about the untrammelled ill-fortune that always followed Cleveland.

“There has never been anything in baseball like it,” he said, “and it has lasted for over fifteen years. There may be no such thing as a Hoodoo—but, whatever it is, it certainly gets on your nerves when you see star players hurt year after year by the queerest sort of accidents and injuries.”

Maybe it’s not specifically injuries these days, but the hoodoo and/or ill fortune is now well into its second century.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM | 24 comment(s)
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