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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-7-2013

El Paso Herald, November 7, 1913:

Walter Johnson says that all the news about new fangled curves and mysteries is nonsense. Johnson says that it was the spitball which ruined the wings of Russell Ford and Ed Walsh...Johnson declares that he never tries to monkey with a new curve, but depends on delivering slow and fast balls with the same amount of action in them.

Of course, that’s a whole lot easier when you’re the fastest pitcher on the planet.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 07:26 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, ed walsh, history, russ ford, walter johnson

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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 07:29 AM (#4595390)
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. BDC Posted: November 07, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4595417)
As elder pitchers, Kaat and Niekro were two of the most fun guys to watch ever. Their combined energy expenditure per pitch wouldn't have lit up a firefly.
   3. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: November 07, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4595568)
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4595573)
Cubs to hire Rick Renteria. Are you excited?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 03:25 PM (#4595836)
How is the order for supplementary round picks (comp for FA) determined? Last year's record?
   6. BDC Posted: November 07, 2013 at 03:49 PM (#4595880)
Cubs to hire Rick Renteria. Are you excited?

Didn't I hear that 3 weeks ago, or was it a rumor? Maybe I'm losing my mind.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4595889)
Also, the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel
   8. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: November 07, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4596029)
Is Billy Martin available?
   9. BDC Posted: November 07, 2013 at 07:02 PM (#4596038)
Also, the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel

Oh, go on. Next thing you'll be telling me that the Red Sox fired Bobby Valentine.

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