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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-13-2012

Pittsburgh Press, December 13, 1912:

WILD FILIPINO TRIBES HAVE TAKEN TO BASEBALL

Igorrotes of Baguio Quit Head Hunting to Run Bases in Their Bare Feet

[Frederick E. Moir, who works in government service in the Philippines says] “The Igorrotes…are developing a skill in the game which is truly remarkable. Nor has the good old fashioned ‘bleacherite’ in the United States anything on the half-clothed fan in the matter of the baseball josh. From the mind of the new arrival in the Philippines the dreams of bolos and head hunters vanish as he witnesses one of their baseball games.”

Perhaps, but they’ll never top the ultimate baseball josh.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2012 at 07:28 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2012 at 07:34 AM (#4323647)
Two Hall of Famers and a pretty good pitching staff on today's Birthday Team. Other than Doby, though, these guys are going to struggle to produce offense.

C: J.C. Martin
1B: Wild Bill Everitt
2B: Mike Mordecai
3B: Hank Majeski
SS: Dale Berra
LF: Joe Christopher
CF/Manager: Larry Doby
RF: Bubba Morton

SP: Fergie Jenkins
SP: Carl Erskine
SP: Brakeman Jack Taylor
SP: Billy Loes
SP: Ricky Nolasco
RP: Lindy McDaniel
RP: Giants/Pirates Jeff Robinson

Fun Names: Buckshot May, Kid Mohler, Scat Metha, Spec Harkness
   2. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: December 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4323676)
In honor of his b-day, [url=http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/blog_article/fergie-jenkins-turns-70/]an item at THT looking at Fergie Jenkins place among Canadian baseball players[/url[.
   3. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4323683)
Fergie and Dale on the same team? Should make for some great nights on out on the town!
   4. just plain joe Posted: December 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4323694)
Fergie and Dale on the same team? Should make for some great nights on out on the town!


I may be mistaken but I think that Billy Loes had a reputation as a party animal as well. Doby would have his hands full getting this bunch to the park on time and ready to play. At least he wouldn't have to worry too much about McDaniel.
   5. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: December 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4323845)
   6. NattyBoh Posted: December 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4323963)
Fergie wasn't a bad hitting pitcher.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4323971)
If Mike Mordecai has anything in common with Charlie Mortdecai he would also be a handful.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: December 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4324163)
Fergie's place among Canadian baseball players? Is that up for debate?

But, crap, Fergie is 70! I'm old. Get off my internet!
   9. AndrewJ Posted: December 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4324413)
But, crap, Fergie is 70! I'm old. Get off my internet!

Gaylord Perry pitched in the first MLB game I ever saw in person, and he's 74 now.

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