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Monday, June 17, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-17-2019

El Paso Herald, June 17, 1919:

[Ping Bodie on why he’d rather play center field than left field:] “Center field is easy on the eyes, like September Morn or something. Now, get me, what I mean to say is that in left field you are always looking into the sun and you get razzle-dazzled in the vision…I figure that playing left field knocks about 25 to 30 per cent off an outfielder’s hitting.”
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Ping’s argument is a sound one, to say the least. Even with smoked glasses to wear when the sun is burning down at its brightest the left fielder, unless he has an abnormal pair of “glims,” must find things looking hazy after he has peeped into the eye of Old Sol a couple of times, only to be called on a romp in to the bench, pick up a bat and face real jazzy pitching.

“Sorry I struck out, Skip. The pitching was real jazzy and I got razzle-dazzled in the vision.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 17, 2019 at 10:01 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, razzle dazzle

 

 

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