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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-6-2019

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, November 6, 1919:

The serious breach between the Yankees and President Ban Johnson, of the American League, was widened [yesterday] when Johnson refused point blank to meet the joint National Commission committee of which Col. Jacob Rupert [sic], of the New York club is a member. Johnson’s action was a great surprise to the joint committee and his action may hold up the appointment of a new chairman of the National Commission to succeed August Herrmann of Cincinnati, indefinitely.
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It is generally understood Johnson refused to meet with any committee of which Col. Ruppert is a member.
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Johnson’s latest action means that the controversy over Carl Mays will interfere with the working of the entire major league baseball machinery, and baseball men [last night] predicted that unless some adjustment was made before another season rolls around the fight may reach proportions which might cause another baseball war.

Ban was straight up not having a good time.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 11:10 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 11:11 AM (#5899078)
Today's Birthday Team has one heck of an ace starter. Thankfully, as the manager, he won't have to deal with some goofball trying to "fix" his unusual sidearm delivery.

C: Chris Arnold (-0.8 WAR)
1B: Adam LaRoche (14.2 WAR)
2B: Deivi Cruz (7.4 WAR)
3B: Dave Altizer (7.7 WAR)
SS: Buddy Kerr (11.6 WAR)
LF: Chad Curtis (14.0 WAR)
CF: Mack Jones (20.7 WAR)
RF: Danny Green (21.5 WAR)

SP/Manager: Walter Johnson (164.3 WAR)
SP: John Candelaria (41.9 WAR)
SP: James Paxton (12.8 WAR)
SP: Ricky Romero (9.9 WAR)
SP: Dana Fillingim (5.9 WAR)
RP: Justin Speier (7.6 WAR)

Fun name: Skip Pitlock, Atahualpa Severino, Ever Magallanes, Matt Skrmetta
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 06, 2019 at 11:28 AM (#5899086)
I had no memory of Chris Arnold as a catcher; it turns out he made four starts there, played 36 innings total, which included four passed balls, three wild pitches, and an error. So it's safe to say that today's Birthday Team has a bit of a hole at catcher.

On the other hand, you younger guys probably have no memory of Chris Arnold at all.
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 11:44 AM (#5899098)
Ban was straight up not having a good time.


But did he ever, though?

I think you'll find his picture in the dictionary under the heading "humorless." That's what I've read, anyway.
   4. caspian88 Posted: November 06, 2019 at 12:06 PM (#5899113)
Johnson can PH, too.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 12:25 PM (#5899125)
Thing I just learned: Today's catcher, Chris Arnold, was the agent of today's relief ace, Justin Speier.

Small world.

Edit: I guess Justin's dad was a teammate of Arnold on the Giants. Makes sense.
   6. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 12:29 PM (#5899128)
Notable anagrams today:
Adam LaRoche -> Clamor Ahead
Walter Johnson -> Elton John Wars
John Candelaria -> Non Racial Jehad
James Paxton -> No Tap Sex Jam
   7. stanmvp48 Posted: November 06, 2019 at 01:00 PM (#5899144)
Name the currently active catcher to whom Ricky Romero pitched in college
   8. mathesond Posted: November 06, 2019 at 02:23 PM (#5899183)
I just looked up Romero's college batterymate. Never woulda thunk it.

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