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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-1-2018

Washington Times, February 1, 1918:

Down with the generous mogul! That’s going to be the slogan in the National League. Charlie Weeghman, president of the Chicago Cubs, is to blame, and he is to be the target of action by his brother magnates when they meet in New York next week.

President Tener will offer an amendment to the National League’s constitution, seeking to prevent any magnate from making overtures to a player of a rival team or of expressing in public a desire to buy or trade a player of a rival team.

Barney Dreyfuss, of the Pittsburgh club, and Branch Rickey, of the St. Louis club, are behind the movement to squelch Weeghman…Dreyfuss says that Weeghman’s idle talk has caused Max Carey to be dissatisfied with his Pittsburgh berth, and has ruined Al Mamaux. Rickey blames Weeghman for Roger [sic] Hornsby’s holdout.

Long overdue. Someone who wasn’t as much of a gentleman as Rickey might have addressed this issue with a right cross to the jaw.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 01, 2018 at 09:19 AM | 24 comment(s)
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