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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-20-2012

New York Evening World, November 20, 1912:

France is about to have professional baseball. Richard Klegin is to take over professional players and give the Frenchmen their first taste of the king of professional games.
...
In a year or so the whole French nation will be baseball mad. In three or four years we’ll have to meet their best teams or drop that rather conceited claim that our interleague meeting is for the “Championship of the World!”

Oh, right, sure. And I bet one day a French-born manager will win a couple World Series. Puh-leeze.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: November 20, 2012 at 07:16 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, international

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: November 20, 2012 at 07:22 AM (#4306579)
Solid outfield on today's Birthday Team, not to mention the only Ace Pitcher/Owner/Manager in the Birthday League.

C: Lou Berberet
1B: Mike Schemer
2B: Alex Arias
3B: Joe Sommer
SS: George McBride
LF: Jay Johnstone
CF: Rick Monday
RF: J.D. Drew

SP/Manager/Owner: Clark Griffith
SP: Larry Benton
SP: Dan Casey
SP: Leon Cadore
SP: Andy Coakley
RP: Gabe White

Fun Names: Rugger Ardizoia, Felix Mackiewicz, Swat McCabe
   2. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: November 20, 2012 at 09:08 AM (#4306590)
   3. AndrewJ Posted: November 20, 2012 at 09:28 AM (#4306595)
Gentleman Who Had MLB Stadium Posthumously Named After Him: Robert F. Kennedy
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 20, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4306602)
A Lou Berberet sighting! Or citing!

As a kid, I pronounced his name BER-ber-ette. Once I started taking French, I wanted to say ber-ber-AY. Anybody know how he pronounced it?
   5. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM (#4306612)
Jeez, what does Kennesaw Mountain Landis have to do to get a mention on the all birthday team? ;)
   6. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: November 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4306624)
Integrate baseball. :)

Nah, I just missed Judge Landis. Side effect of running late and not wanting to be late to work. He can be the commissioner if he disavows segregation.
   7. morineko Posted: November 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4306664)
There's a C/1B named Parker Berberet in the Brewers organization. He's from Long Beach, so I'm assuming he's related to Lou in some fashion. Despite his being in the org for 2 years, I still have no idea how to pronounce his name (I didn't listen to Helena's games last year and Brevard County didn't have radio in 2012.)
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4306740)
Royals re-sign Jeremy Guthrie to a three year deal. He is going to immediately suck.
   9. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4306800)
$25 million dollars for Jeremy Guthrie. My goodness.
   10. BDC Posted: November 20, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4306807)
There are 29 pitchers who have thrown 750 or more innings over the past four seasons, so by definition those are the 29 most durable starters in the game right now: the Verlanders and Halladays and Weavers, but also the Bronson Arroyos and Ryan Dempsters of the world. They would seem to be valuable properties.

Jeremy Guthrie is one of them. His ERA for those four seasons ranks 29th out of 29.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4306822)
Well I applaud the Royals for signing a guy who can be compared to Justin Verlander!
   12. Hack Wilson Posted: November 20, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4306828)
As a kid, I pronounced his name BER-ber-ette. Once I started taking French, I wanted to say ber-ber-AY. Anybody know how he pronounced it?


Throat Warbler Mangrove

I have also heard it as BER-ber-ette.
   13. puck Posted: November 20, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4307126)
Rockies traded lefty non-LOOGY reliever Matt Reynolds to Arizona for Ryan Wheeler. Is Wheeler more of a 1B than 3B? I assume .388/.572 is not special at Reno?
   14. Morty Causa Posted: November 21, 2012 at 12:58 AM (#4307273)
The French they are a peculiar race
They fight with their feet
And field with their face.

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