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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-11-2012

John McGraw on Rube Marquard‘s threat to retire unless he’s given $10,000 a year, Washington Times, December 11, 1912:

This latest threat of Marquard’s is veriest rot. He is signed up to a three-year contract now and will report in the spring just like any other pitcher.
...
He says I didn’t want to use him in the world’s series…when I offered to send him back [for a third start in the Series], he had cold feet and refused.

If all he wants is advertising, I haven’t a kick. However, I must say that running off with another man’s wife is not the kind of advertising that helps a man or a club.

ZING.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 11, 2012 at 07:26 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, john mcgraw, rube marquard

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 11, 2012 at 07:37 AM (#4321596)
A sneaky-good Birthday Team today. The top of the rotation is obviously stacked, but the position players aren't half bad. Jay Bell is a HOVG shortstop and Nicholson is a five-time All Star who finished in the top three in MVP voting twice. Maye, Wilson, and Derek Bell were legitimately good MLB players as well.

You could, if you wanted to, move Derek Bell to third base and make room for Thomas Howard in the outfield. But I have no idea why you'd want to.

And a hat tip to Andy Tracy, the greatest infielder my alma mater has ever produced. (We're much better at making pitchers.)

C: Art Wilson
1B: Johnny Walker
2B: Rob Andrews
3B: Andy Tracy
SS: Jay Bell
LF: Lee Maye
CF: Derek Bell
RF: Bill Nicholson

SP: Old Hoss Radbourn
SP: Fred Toney
SP: Joe Blanton
SP: Hal Brown
SP: Slim Harriss
RP: Mike Henneman
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 11, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4321606)
That's LF and R&B Singer: (Arthur) Lee Maye.
   3. esseff Posted: December 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4321830)
In 1964, Maye's .304 BA was 12th best in the NL among qualifiers, but only third best in Milwaukee's outfield.
   4. esseff Posted: December 11, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4322365)
Old Hoss Radbourn is running down ESPN's top 100 baseball players -- and I do mean running down -- on his Twitter feed
   5. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: December 11, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4322467)
"For those affected by Hurricane Sandy, now it's your turn to get a free doritos taco." - ad on MLBTR
   6. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4322479)
Tribe/Reds/Diamondbacks deal done. Maybe Trevor Bauer. Definitely Choo/Stubbs/Gregorius.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: December 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4322488)
Are the Dbacks getting something else too? Bauer for Gregorious is awful.
   8. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: December 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4322491)
Old Hoss Radbourn is running down ESPN's top 100 baseball players -- and I do mean running down -- on his Twitter feed

I really liked the Robin Roberts comment.
   9. JJ1986 Posted: December 11, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4322493)
Hmmm.

Choo and Jason Donald for Gregorius and Stubbs.
Gregorius, Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson for Bauer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers.

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