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Friday, February 12, 2016

Deadspin: Kansas City Star Baseball Writer Publishes Same Column He Wrote A Year Ago

Jonathan Papelbon should have choked Lee Judge instead.

Just what the hell is this?

On May 27, 2015, the Kansas City Star’s Lee Judge wrote a column headlined “Are RBIs a worthless statistic? Ask Rusty Kuntz.” It is a spirited defense of the RBI as a statistic, and it’s just as bad as you’re imagining it is. But we’re not here to discuss the content of an old and bad baseball column; we’re here to talk about how Lee Judge is the laziest ############ on earth.

Today, Judge published a column under the headline “Does it take skill to drive in runs? Rusty Kuntz says yes.” Hey, that sounds familiar. Maybe Judge just really cares about the RBI, though, and has come up with all sorts of other reasons why it’s a great statistic in the last year. No way he just reprinted what is basically the exact same column, right? Let’s check just to be sure a professional sportswriter isn’t really that breathtakingly lazy.

JEe (Jason) Posted: February 12, 2016 at 02:35 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: douchebag, kansas city, lee judge, media, newspapers

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-3-2016

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, February 3, 1916:

Kansas City is going to be in a major baseball league within two years, according to [American League president Ban] Johnson. He said Kansas City was “a major league city right now.” He thought it would fit into the American League better than the National, and intimated one of the St. Louis clubs might be involved in such a move.

Ban was off by 37 years, but (obviously) Kansas City got its MLB club and both of them have been in the AL.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 03, 2016 at 07:46 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, kansas city

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

His son Kenneth Jr. said that his father had been bedridden with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and that he died after contracting a kidney infection.

For three seasons in the heart of his career, 1965-67, pitching for the Houston Astros and the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (the franchise moved after the 1965 season), Johnson was an effective starter, going 43-27 with 26 complete games. It was earlier, however, on April 23, 1964, that while pitching for Houston (then known as the Colt .45s) against the Cincinnati Reds, he claimed his spot in history.


 

 

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