Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 13, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-13-2013

Toledo News-Bee, December 13, 1913:

[Christy Mathewson] was chinning the other day and made a crack about the carrying of grips around the country. You know, ball players have to do quite a bit of lugging in the summer. As a rule, the right-handers invariably tote the bag in their right mitt and the southpaws with the left hand. Not so with Matty. He makes his lazy wing do all the heavy work. And he has for 10 years.

Matty also spring the argument about the amount of energy wasted by flingers in balls that do not go over the plate. He declared that he discovered that thing his first year in the majors and that he set out at that time to get the control.

...with any physical luck he’ll probably be in there whipping ‘em over five or six years from now.

He didn’t have any physical luck.

The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2013 at 06:43 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: christy mathewson, dugout, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2013 at 06:48 AM (#4617294)
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. AndrewJ Posted: December 13, 2013 at 08:17 AM (#4617297)
Decent 'pen, but with Jack Taylor in the rotation you don't need one at all.
   3. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2013 at 09:35 AM (#4617318)
Heyman reports the Rockies and Boone Logan have agreed on a three-year deal. Gotta lock down those 40 innings a year.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: December 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4617766)
Jerry Sands DFA'd. He is a star in OOTP 14 every time so it's weird thinking of him as a washout.
   5. puck Posted: December 14, 2013 at 02:46 PM (#4618052)
Heyman reports the Rockies and Boone Logan have agreed on a three-year deal. Gotta lock down those 40 innings a year.

3 years $16.5 million!

So they spent $5.5M/yr on their LOOGY, $2.5 on their closer, $6.25M/yr on their first baseman, -$7M on centerfield...
   6. The District Attorney Posted: December 14, 2013 at 07:12 PM (#4618132)
Just listened to the most recent Rany Jazayerli/Joe Sheehan podcast, and Rany revealed that he was a finalist for this position in the Cubs front office, but ultimately lost out. (Also, he's ending the podcast due to family and other obligations.)
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 14, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4618158)
Brian Falkenborg used to be my go-to reference for a "randomly" chosen obscure major-leaguer. Apparently he's been in the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks bullpen for FIVE YEARS! Check out these stats. Doiminant!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
1k5v3L
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNo-hitter! Four Phillies pitchers combine to blank the Braves
(9 - 7:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: tfbg9

NewsblogPhoto of the day: Bill Murray, indy league ticket-taker
(77 - 7:52pm, Sep 01)
Last: Esoteric

NewsblogAstros Fire Bo Porter
(33 - 7:51pm, Sep 01)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogTigers' Miguel Cabrera appears to re-injure ankle, leaves game
(16 - 7:48pm, Sep 01)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogRobothal: Changed [Manny] Ramirez enjoyed helping Cubs prospects grow
(3 - 7:20pm, Sep 01)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogAthletics Acquire Adam Dunn
(40 - 7:13pm, Sep 01)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(11 - 7:11pm, Sep 01)
Last: Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio

NewsblogNitkowski: Wanted: Major League manager...sort of.
(4 - 6:39pm, Sep 01)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogExtreme Moneyball: The Houston Astros Go All In on Data Analysis
(7 - 6:35pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set
(22 - 6:34pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(2 - 6:32pm, Sep 01)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(974 - 6:20pm, Sep 01)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(6357 - 5:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-1-2014
(39 - 5:53pm, Sep 01)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBackman named PCL’s top manager
(21 - 5:35pm, Sep 01)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

Page rendered in 0.2800 seconds
52 querie(s) executed