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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-17-2015

Pittsburgh Press, March 17, 1915:

Almost all of the Phils are camera fiends and never go to the park without black boxes and films. Eddie Burns and Joe Oeschger get good results from vest-pocket kodaks.
...
Jack Ryan of Washington, having been hit so often on the toes by wild pitchers, has rigged up a device in the shape of a half portion of rubber fire hose, which arches over the toe of each shoe. “Let ‘em peg away now—they can’t hurt me,” Jack says.
...
Manager Robinson of the Dodgers was knocked down by a grape fruit recently. It may be said, however, that the grape fruit was dropped 500 feet from an aeroplane and that Robbie tired to catch the sphere as it came down. Had it been a ball the Brooklyn manager would have been severely injured.

He should have covered his face with part of a fire hose.


 

 

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