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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.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 13, 2013 at 06:43 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: christy mathewson, dugout, history

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings 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. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings 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!

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