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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-6-2017

Wsahington Times, December 6, 1917:

Enraged at constantly recurring stories from Chicago that have Charlie Weeghman, the Cubs’ president, buying this Cardinal and that one, President Rickey slammed Weeghman right on the beezer today.

“I’m tired of this chatter about buying my players,” said Rickey, frothing at the mouth, “and especially tired of Mr. Weeghman’s hot air. He did make a conditional offer for Hornsby, but it was so ridiculous that I gave it no attention. He can’t buy Hornsby from the St. Louis club.

“He said he wants a good catcher. I have the best pair in the National League. He can have one for players and a large sum of money. It’s about time he closed his face before he gets himself into trouble.”

For a guy who didn’t tend to use stronger language than “gosh” or “darn”, this is as close to a full-on meltdown as you’re likely to see from Rickey.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2017 at 10:04 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2017 at 10:07 AM (#5587119)
A good Birthday Team today. The only real weakness is the back end of the starting rotation.

C: Gus Niarhos (3.09 WAR)
1B: Stan Hack (52.52 WAR)
2B: Tony Lazzeri (49.94 WAR)
3B: Harry Wolverton (11.38 WAR)
SS/Manager: Larry Bowa (22.58 WAR)
LF: Gary Ward (17.57 WAR)
CF: Adam Eaton (16.51 WAR)
RF: Lance Blankenship (6.81 WAR)

SP: Kevin Appier (54.91 WAR)
SP: Steve Bedrosian (14.93 WAR)
SP: Jose Contreras (13.23 WAR)
SP: Mike Parrott (2.06 WAR)
SP: Kevin Campbell (0.6 WAR)
RP: Jason Bulger (0.75 WAR)

Disastrous MLB debut: Mike Mayers (-1 WAR)
Fun names: Tun Berger, Turkey Tyson, Adam Hyzdu, Hack Eibel, Hap Morse
Tragic story: Jay Dahl (-0.35 WAR)
Umpire: Jocko Conlan
   2. stanmvp48 Posted: December 06, 2017 at 10:17 AM (#5587138)
Also: Dave Brubeck, Andrew Cuomo and I
   3. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 06, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5587182)
For a guy who didn’t tend to use stronger language than “gosh” or “darn”, this is as close to a full-on meltdown as you’re likely to see from Rickey.

Bill James noted that Rickey's teams in St. Louis and Brooklyn were exactly models of good citizenship.
   4. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: December 06, 2017 at 12:35 PM (#5587300)
Minor got 3/28
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 06, 2017 at 03:31 PM (#5587554)
Judas priest!
   6. Mike Emeigh Posted: December 06, 2017 at 03:57 PM (#5587582)
"frothing at the mouth"?

-- MWE

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