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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-16-2012

New York Evening World, October 16, 1912:

RED SOX WIN TITLE IN 10TH

Snodgrass‘s Muff of Engle‘s Fly Causes Defeat of McGraw‘s Men After Hair-Raising Battle

The Red Sox won the world’s championship from the Giants this afternoon in an extra inning game by a score of 3 to 2. A most wretched exhibition of fielding on the part of the Giants was responsible for the defeat. Mathewson pitched superb ball and should have had a shut out, but his team mates went to pieces in the last half of the tenth.
...

The fans of Boston practically boycotted the Red Sox, and the deciding game of the world’s series in point of attendance was the most complete frost in the history of baseball. Fifteen minutes before play began there were no more than 300 spectators in the big grandstand, and 90 per cent of those were from New York.

Good job, Snodgrass. Good effort.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: October 16, 2012 at 06:17 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, fred snodgrass, history

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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: October 16, 2012 at 06:23 AM (#4272224)
When your ace pitcher got his nickname as a result of all the line drives he gives up, you probably don't have a very good baseball team. Maybe I've got the wrong B. Harper in the outfield, but Brian was a pretty good ballplayer and it's tough to bench him for a kid with 144 career hits.

Birthday Team:
C: Tim McCarver
1B: Jim Mullin
2B: George Strief
3B: Art Devlin
SS: Rodney Scott
LF: Brian Harper
CF: Kevin McReynolds
RF: Goose Goslin

SP: Boom-Boom Beck
SP: Don Hood
SP: Garland Buckeye
SP: Bob Cain
SP: Dave Sisler
RP: Jack Baldschun

Manager: Dan Howley
Power Forward: Dave DeBusschere
Wunderkind: Bryce Harper
League President: Will Harridge
   2. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:10 AM (#4272228)
Maybe I've got the wrong B. Harper in the outfield, but Brian was a pretty good ballplayer and it's tough to bench him for a kid with 144 career hits.

McCarver plays first (103 career games), B. Harper the elder catches, and B. Harper the younger slides into the outfield (either in left, or in center with McReynolds moving). Bryce may not be better than Brian, but he's already a lot better than Jim Mullin.
   3. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:56 AM (#4272237)
Yep, good call, Eric.

Whatever the arrangement, we need McCarver on the field and not in the broadcast booth.
   4. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: October 16, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4272241)
Today marks 50 years since the most heartbreaking moment for San Francisco Giants fans. Also, 50 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis began.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4272251)
the most complete frost in the history of baseball

They don't write 'em like they used to.

Whatever the arrangement, we need McCarver on the field and not in the broadcast booth.


Heh, how true. And to think that he was quite refreshing in his first few years.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4272261)
years since the Cuban Missile Crisis began.

My 11 year old self surely thought the world was going to end. I read every article while delivering the local rag. The kid next door wasn't allowed to go on a camping trip in the Poconos; my dad said that was dumb, what, they all wanted to die together? My folks let me go.

A year later, when Kennedy died, the principal came to our door and talked to our teacher. Our hard-as-nails Sister Marie Collette told us that she wasn't allowed to tell us even though she was in tears. What's a kid to think? When my buddy Gary and I started walking home we saw his father in the parking lot. I suggested to Mr. Ryan that WWIII started. He laughed, caught himself and told us that Kennedy was dead. I was relieved in an odd way.
   7. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#4272410)
This is bizarre...I can't post a comment on the A-Rod phone number/baseball thread. I mean, it LETS me write it and submit it, but it never appears.
   8. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4272427)
Fred Snodgrass got blamed for that muffed fly but he made a great catch earlier in the game that kept the game tied.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM (#4272433)
Jason Giambi is officially interviewing for the Rockies manager job. I hope he gets it.
   10. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: October 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM (#4272480)
Would be even better if he got it, then got traded for John F. Mabry's big brother.
   11. Morty Causa Posted: October 16, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4272491)
7:

Same here.
   12. spike Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4272517)
11, myself also.
   13. TomH Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4272569)
Snodgrass made a great play LATER THAT INNING.

If you haven't read the new book "Fenway 1912" yet, I highly recommend it!

   14. AndrewJ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4272709)
Snodgrass made a great play LATER THAT INNING.

Yes, but Bozeman Bulger's summary describes Snodgrass's second chance as "an easy out."
   15. BDC Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4272747)
Huh – just noticed that the Rangers' new traditional interleague rival is the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matter of time before that becomes so irresistibly popular that the D'backs have to more to the AL too.

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