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Friday, January 25, 2013

KoK: George Brett Spins Baseball Yarns

Always good to hear some thromboss tails from Brett.

On Rickey Henderson: “I hated that guy, but we are now very cordial. I don’t send him Christmas Cards, he don’t send me Christmas Cards, but we get along.” Brett then relayed a story about the final days of the 1990 Batting Title race where Henderson had ducked four pitchers down the stretch of the season and then called Brett a “weenie” in his book for only playing half of the final game of the season. “He called me a ‘weenie!’”

On Morganna, the Kissing Bandit: “Somebody showed me that picture the other day. That was strange. But not as strange as when I retaliated later that night down in the River Quay.”

On Pranks: “I remember one really hot day here and John Shulock was umpiring second base and he was asking the ball boy to bring him out some water. And I went up to Dick Howser’s office where the hard liquor was kept and I got a bottle of vodka. I said ‘give this one to John Shulock.’ And I’m watching and he takes a big old gulp. It’s 130 [degrees] on the turf, Sunday afternoon game and he just starts downing it and then he starts choking and spitting it out. And the reason I did it to him because I ran into him at Strouds the night before and we both left about 3:00 in the morning. Thought it’d be good for him.”

Repoz Posted: January 25, 2013 at 01:55 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 25, 2013 at 02:23 PM (#4355013)
On Rickey Henderson: “I hated that guy, but we are now very cordial. I don’t send him Christmas Cards, he don’t send me Christmas Cards, but we get along.” Brett then relayed a story about the final days of the 1990 Batting Title race where Henderson had ducked four pitchers down the stretch of the season and then called Brett a “weenie” in his book for only playing half of the final game of the season. “He called me a ‘weenie!’”


It wasn't just that, Brett only played in 8 of the last 12 games of the year. In fairness, it looks like Rickey played in 9 of the last 12. But I do seem to recall some talk that Brett was sitting on the title that year.

“You gotta remember, Wil Myers is only 22 years old and struck out 155 times last year. He’s gonna struggle.It’s gonna take him a few years.”


140 actually. He also hit 37 home runs and got on base 39% of the time. Its gonna take a few years, sure. Its also going to take a few years for the Royals to be you know, contenders.
   2. Shibal Posted: January 25, 2013 at 04:51 PM (#4355121)

It wasn't just that, Brett only played in 8 of the last 12 games of the year. In fairness, it looks like Rickey played in 9 of the last 12. But I do seem to recall some talk that Brett was sitting on the title that year.


I remember Rickey complaining about being intentionally walked by the Royals late in the season. He had an excuse about missing some games as well; a hand injury that the A's were being careful with since they had already locked up a playoff spot. Still, Brett readily admitted at the end of the season that he was satisfied about "backing into" the batting title. He put up a number; up to others to beat it.

He also hit 37 home runs and got on base 39% of the time. Its gonna take a few years, sure. Its also going to take a few years for the Royals to be you know, contenders.


How did Myers do the year before?

Nice prospect, sure. But not elite like Machado or Profar.
   3. dirk Posted: January 25, 2013 at 06:42 PM (#4355189)
I retaliated later that night down in the River Quay


for now on, this will be my go-to euphemism for sex.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 25, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4355193)
Brett's recollection may be colored by a late game Rickey skipped against Bret Saberhagen and the Royals; however, Henderson hit .375 lifetime against Saberhagen.
   5. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: January 25, 2013 at 07:09 PM (#4355197)
That's pretty much a good rule of thumb (hard liquor) to help pass an evening of food at Stroud's, along with whatever else they did.
Definitely one of those if I had five meals before I die type of place.
   6. Danny Posted: January 25, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4355227)
   7. kirkhead Posted: January 25, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4355229)
On soiling himself: (NSFW)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU9xz2FpQc0
   8. Mike Webber Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM (#4355281)
The next meeting of the Monarch's Chapter of SABR will be January 26, from 1 to
4 PM, coinciding with SABR Day events around the country.

It will be held at the Trailside Center at 99th and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. ¼
mile North of 435 on Holmes.

Free to attend

We’ve had slight change in the lineup of speakers. Marcus Meade, writer for the web site Kings of Kauffman will be on hand to talk about the Royals and where they are headed in 2013. Read his latest column about the importance of Salvador Perez to the Royals next season here,

http://kingsofkauffman.com/2013/01/21/perez-the-royal-lynchpin/

While you are there, check out local member Michael Engel’s writing at the Kings of Kauffman too. Special thanks to Engel for helping us get a speaker at the last minute.

Bob Meyer grew up in the Dubuque County town of Balltown and has just published, “Small Town Baseball…Big League Dreams” about semi-pro baseball in Iowa.

We also have a Baseball IQ trivia game in the works.

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