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Monday, November 18, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-18-2013

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, November 18, 1913:

PIERRE, S.D., Nov. 17—Articles of incorporation were filed with the secretary of state here today for the colored National Baseball League of the United States. The league is capitalized for $50,000 and is backed by Chicago men.

The league never got off the ground to any meaningful extent. It might seem weird that the league was incorporated in South Dakota, but for whatever reason, the Dakotas were an early hotbed of integrated baseball.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 08:53 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, negro leagues

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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 09:00 AM (#4601719)
Do you like sluggers? Do you like left-handed pitching? Do you hate defense?

We've got a Birthday Team for you!

C: Deacon McGuire
1B: David Ortiz
2B/Manager: Gene Mauch
3B: Gary Sheffield
SS: Joe Coscarart
LF: Roy Sievers
CF: Les Mann
RF: Dante Bichette

SP: Jack Coombs
SP: Jamie Moyer
SP: C.J. Wilson
SP: Cal Koonce
SP: Allen Watson
RP: Tom Gordon

Fun Names: Rip Vowinkel, Sterling Slaughter, Charlie Fuchs
   2. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: November 18, 2013 at 09:41 AM (#4601725)
Up at THT: The 2014 Hall of Fame VC vote. I go over the candidates on the ballot. Except I somehow forgot to go over Concepcion (I handle him in the comments section - just scroll down to that part below the article).
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: November 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM (#4601753)
There might be some trouble between Ruben Tejada and the Mets.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM (#4601778)
All Churchy Team

C Deacon McGuire
1B Jim Gentile
2B Max Bishop
SS Ivan deJesus
3B Harry Lord
LF Jose Cardenal
CF Dave Pope
RF Billy Sunday
DH Lance Parrish

Bench: C Wally Moses, C Steve Christmas, 1B Mark Grace, OF Justin Christian, OF Luke Easter

SP Preacher Roe
SP C.C. Sabathia
SP Bubba Church
SP Frank Pastore
SP Eddie Priest

RP Alvin Morman
RP Howie Nunn
RP Travis Baptist

Honorable mention:
RP Terry Matthews
RP Justin Marks (minors)
OF Matt Luke
SP Tommy John
   5. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: November 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4601783)
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: November 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM (#4601784)
OF Matt Luke


A baseball game I used to play back in the day got all wonky one day and would (randomly) repeat Matt Luke's name in the middle of plays/commentary, for no real reason.
And not just saying his name normally, but drawing it out in some freaky fashion, like "Matt Luuuuuuuuuke".
It would happen if he was in the game, wasn't in the game, on the menu screens, whatever.
My friend and I would die laughing every time it happened, and for the (brief) time Matt Luke was in the majors, we always referred to him as "Matt Luuuuuuuuuke".
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4601791)
Matt Luke started 2 games at first base for the Angels. One of which was Eric Milton's 11 AM no-hitter against a lineup of 8 bench players and Troy Glaus.
   8. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 18, 2013 at 01:41 PM (#4601830)
Luther Hackman, Calvin Pickering, John Wesley (Boog) Powell, Mose Solomon (the Rabbi of Swat)

It looks like at least 11 major leaguers had the first/middle names John Wesley.
   9. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 01:58 PM (#4601837)
Babe Ruth demands a recount.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4601853)
Carlos Ruiz to the Phils. 3/$26 mill. HAHAHAHAHA
   11. esseff Posted: November 18, 2013 at 04:15 PM (#4601920)
It looks like at least 11 major leaguers had the first/middle names John Wesley.


Including two of the starting OFs on the Year of the Blue Snow '64 Phillies.
   12. esseff Posted: November 18, 2013 at 04:17 PM (#4601922)
This is the week we learn who will be available in the Rule 5. Deadline to get players in need of protecting onto the 40-man roster is midnight EST Wednesday.
   13. esseff Posted: November 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4601943)
Tim Hudson is apparently signing with the Giants.

EDIT to add sketchy link
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2013 at 05:35 PM (#4601962)
Skip Schumaker to the Reds on a 2 year deal.

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