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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-7-2012

Ogden Evening Standard, November 7, 1912:

A most curious alibi was sprung recently for losing a baseball series…It relates to the failure of the Minneapolis team, thrice champions of the American association, to triumph over the Denver team, winners of the Western league.
...
The pitching staff of the Millers had been complaining of the difficulty to get their curves to break properly, and had practically given it up as a bad job on account of the rare condition of the air.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:10 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:14 AM (#4296632)
Good pitching staff on today's Birthday Team. They'll need it.

C/Manager: Buck Martinez
1B: Dick Stuart
2B: Guy Sularz
3B: Bill Brubaker
SS: Alan Strange
LF: Ed Mensor
CF: Willie Norwood
RF: Andy Tomberlin

SP: Jim Kaat
SP: Joe Niekro
SP: Kris Benson
SP: Joe Hatten
SP: Todd Ritchie
RP: Russ Springer

Owner: Chris von der Ahe
Fun Name: The Only Nolan
   2. Walt Davis Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:46 AM (#4296637)
Dr. Strangeglove and Alan Strange on the same team. That's ...



wait for it ....



odd.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:10 PM (#4297146)
Craig Calcaterra is reporting on Twitter that Yasmani Grandal has come down with one of those 50-game testosterone suspension thingies. I can see no other sources for this, maybe his wife came up with it.
   4. Poster Nutbag Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4297178)
Mark Sheldon & Rotoworld say the same re: Grandal
   5. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4297256)
As speculated, the Angels hired primate Carlos Gomez (aka CBW) as their new director of int'l scouting.
   6. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 07, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4297364)
Blake tekotte to the white sox for a ptbnl
   7. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:53 AM (#4297665)
no mention of weiss to manage colorado yet?
   8. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:31 AM (#4297686)
Good pitching staff on today's Birthday Team. They'll need it.

Joe Niekro is the greatest clutch pitcher in history. Therefore: no problem.

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