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Monday, March 28, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-28-2016

Toledo News-Bee, March 28, 1916:

DUKE, CRANK ON BONERS, SAYS INSIDE BASEBALL IS A JOKE

It may sound extravagant, a declaration that inside baseball is a joke, but that’s what Roger Bresnahan contends. And we admit he ought to know what he is talking about.
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[The old Baltimore club,] of which Bresnahan was a member, used to pull off the stuff, but according to Bresnahan, everything was accomplished without the aid of signs. The athletes knew each other’s style and they worked together.
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Bresnahan doesn’t believe that a manager should do all the thinking for his players…Intelligence is inside play, argues the Duke. He isn’t a bit cranky on errors, but he’s certainly a grouch on mental boots.

In reading about old baseball, I’ve come to really like Bresnahan. He was a thinker, never the sort of guy to just accept “because that’s how it’s done” as a reason to do something.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 28, 2016 at 09:33 AM | 30 comment(s)
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