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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-14-2012

Toledo News-Bee, November 14, 1912:

When Miller Huggins took over the management of the Cardinals, he reserved the right to hire and fire bat boys. [Cardinals owner] Mrs. Britton reserved all the other rights.

So he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: November 14, 2012 at 07:11 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, miller huggins

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: November 14, 2012 at 07:14 AM (#4302191)
If you happen to drop by the clubhouse of today's Birthday Team, be sure to keep an eye on your personal belongings and do not lend anybody $75 million.

C: Fred Carisch
1B: Xavier Nady
2B: Joe Leonard
SS: Freddy Galvis
LF/Manager: Jack Lelivelt
CF: Jim Piersall
RF: Ruben Rivera

SP: Curt Schilling
SP/3B: Harry Howell
SP: Kent Bottenfield
SP: Jim Brewer
SP: Paul Wagner
RP: Willie Hernandez
   2. John M. Perkins Posted: November 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4302377)
Punchy announcer: Jim Piersall
Piersall was my favorite baseball announcer.
   3. Rob_Wood Posted: November 14, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4302661)

I remember Piersall's comment about baseball wives being horny broads like it was yesterday.
   4. puck Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4302697)
So, the Rockies did end up hiring Dante Bichette as their hitting coach. The new market inefficiency is hiring guys who coached high school.

Giambi pulled his name from consideration:

"I really thought about it and if Walt had gotten more than a year on his contract maybe it would have been different. But I felt that he needed to get a foothold and have total focus and commitment from the guys," Giambi said in a phone interview Tuesday. "He really deserves it. If the team doesn't start out the way they want, and I am in the background looming, it could be a PR nightmare. I am not that kind of human being. I want Walt and the Rockies to do well and get things turned around."

"I have no idea what I am going to do next," Giambi said.

"Someday I would love to have that job working with hitters. Or even more. I just have too much respect for Walt. The timing wasn't right. I didn't want guys running to me because I was their teammate before and tight with them," Giambi said. "Remember when I was a young kid with the A's, Walt was the man, a guy the minor-leaguers looked up to for his work ethic and hard-nose style of play. I didn't want to create a situation that was uncomfortable. I want Walt and his staff to have every opportunity to succeed."
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4302714)
That quote makes me even more disappointed that Giambi didn't get the manager's job.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4302721)
That quote makes me even more disappointed that Giambi didn't get the manager's job.


Agreed. That's pretty damn considerate.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: November 14, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4302968)
So close to having a tie for the AL Cy Young. Verlander lost by four points. One voter put Rodney first and then Verlander-Price which cost him 2. The two Angels writers gave hometown votes and put Weaver ahead of Verlander costing him 2 more.

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