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Monday, June 08, 2015

Vin Scully’s all-time NL team

He says he didn’t consult any record books, and apparently he restricted it to players he personally saw.  He also excluded Dodgers.

1B • Stan Musial
2B • Joe Morgan
SS • Ernie Banks
3B • Mike Schmidt
OF • Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Clemente
C • Johnny Bench
SP • Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver, Greg Maddux.
RP • Bruce Sutter, Hoyt Wilhelm

Perry Posted: June 08, 2015 at 06:50 PM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: all-star, vin scully

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

‘Wild Child, I will take that’: Vin Scully on Satchel Paige « Dodger Insider

Good stuff.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 13, 2015 at 08:16 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, satchel paige, vin scully


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WSJ: What constitutes batting around in an inning?

By the way, the Brian Mangan in the article is me!

When the question was posed to New York Mets captain David Wright, he didn’t hesitate. “Ten,” he said. As far as Wright was concerned, nobody could disagree. To prove as much, he called over his teammate, John Mayberry Jr. Mayberry said nine, just as emphatically. Wright was stunned.

As the debate spread beyond the Mets’ players and fans, so did the divide. Colorado Rockies relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, a 42-year-old in his 21st major-league season, came out in favor of 10. So did Bobby Valentine, who has spent 16 years as the manager of the Texas Rangers, Mets and Boston Red Sox. Josh Satin, an infielder in the Cincinnati Reds organization, says the correct answer is nine.

thetailor Posted: April 21, 2015 at 05:51 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: batting around, history, vin scully

Monday, April 20, 2015

WSJ: He’s a Perplexing Question to Bat Around.

The debate has been raging for years in the sandlot baseball league of New York attorney Brian Mangan. Seeking to settle it, Mangan tweeted a question on March 13: “Batting around—is that when all 9 hitters bat, or does the first guy need to bat twice?”

As a contributor to MetsBlog, a popular website, Mangan boasts a baseball-loving Twitter following. Dozens responded, their views divided about equally on whether it takes nine or 10 batters to bat around. Some of the answers included elaborate graphics—diagrams, circles, lines and arrows—in support of either argument. “Call me when ‘around the clock’ means 25 hours,” wrote a proud Niner.

Sorry random quoted guy in a WSJ sports article, after you’ve gone around the clock you enter the 25th hour.

Anyone here who militates for nine should have their children taken away.

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2015 at 09:52 PM | 105 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, rdp bait, vin scully

 

 

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