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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-22-2012

A few interesting blurbs from the newspapers of 100 years ago today:

El Paso Herald, February 22, 1912:

Ty Cobb sews a sheepskin into his trousers to save his hide when he slides. Manager Jimmy Callahan, it is said, has ordered a carload of fleeces from the Chicago stock yards for his base stealers…The death of Jimmy Doyle probably will upset plans for a Chicago-Boston trade that involved several players, Doyle among them.

Cross him off, then.

Washington Times, February 22, 1912:

We hear a lot about “swell” third basemen, but the only “swell” third baseman we ever saw was big Ed Gremminger, once with Boston, whose waist line approximated sixty inches.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:38 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:41 AM (#4065948)
Captain Hook has plenty of good bullpen options on today's Birthday Team:

C: Roy Spencer
1B: Casey Kotchman
2B: Johnny Lucadello
3B: Russ Johnson
SS: Eric Yelding
LF: Kelly Johnson
CF: Ramon Nivar
RF: Joe Lefebvre

SP: Jumbo McGinnis
SP: Steve Barber
SP: Clarence Mitchell
SP: Tom Griffin
SP: John Halama
RP: Ryne Duren
RP: J.J. Putz
RP: Kazuhiro Sasaki

Manager: Sparky Anderson
Giggity: ##### Tebeau

##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied. Also of note: John Halama's middle name is Thadeuz.
   2. Misirlou's got a job, but it don't pay Posted: February 22, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4065973)
##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied.


Jimmy Dykes?

edit: not anymore apparently, but he used to.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 09:28 AM (#4065979)

##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied.


Tim?
   4. Hack Wilson Posted: February 22, 2012 at 09:33 AM (#4065981)
"Patsy?"

Yeah I have gotten nannied on Jimmy Dykes.
   5. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: February 22, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4065990)
Today is the 10,000 "day-versary" of one of the greatest clutch postseason performances in MLB history. A guy posted a WPA of 0.854 (third best by any batter in any postseason game) by going 4-for-5 with a walk-off home run. Based on that, can you guess what the game was and who the batter is before clicking on the link?
   6. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4066005)
Captain Hook has plenty of good bullpen options on today's Birthday Team


The team would really come together in their hatred of owner Charlie Finley.
   7. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM (#4066014)
And as Rob Dibble could tell you, it's a bad idea to anger Eric Yelding.
   8. Der-K is at half whelm. Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4066039)
For your consideration, the AV Club on what entertainment reporters could learn from baseball geeks.
   9. Randy Jones Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM (#4066049)
##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied.

Johnny Dickshot?

EDIT: nope, that gets through too.
   10. kthejoker Posted: February 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM (#4066088)
Typing "s h i t" (sans spaces) into the bbref search engine gets you an easter egg (of sorts...)

   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4066089)
Blue Jays sign P Rick Vanden Hurk

Yanks sign 3B Eric Chavez

   12. just plain joe Posted: February 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM (#4066098)
Yanks sign 3B Eric Chavez


Chavez hurts back signing contract, on DL entire year.
   13. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: February 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4066111)
Typing "s h i t" (sans spaces) into the bbref search engine gets you an easter egg (of sorts...)


So does "poop."
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4066260)
Yanks sign P David Aardsma - MLB deal for $500k.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: February 22, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4066285)
Is today the first day players can go on the 60-day DL? That would explain the rash of major league deals.
   16. Der-K is at half whelm. Posted: February 22, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4066312)
The Pirates put their R5 pick on it two days ago.
   17. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4066372)

Is today the first day players can go on the 60-day DL? That would explain the rash of major league deals.


I presume so - John Lackey was placed on the DL today. Rich Harden can't be far behind.
   18. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4066384)
Yanks sign P David Aardsma - MLB deal for $500k.
I like that move. Obviously he could be hurt or sucky, but he's had some good years, and the Yankees have had sucess getting strong seasons out of unexpected bullpen performers (see: Wade, Cory and Ayala, Luis, among others) since Girardi took over.
   19. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4066396)
Aardsma won't pitch til at least mid-season.
   20. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4066433)
Is today the first day players can go on the 60-day DL? That would explain the rash of major league deals.


Bobby Jenks was placed on the 60-day DL yesterday, and Gustavo Nunez, who hasn't played in the major leagues, was DLed on Monday.
   21. AndrewJ Posted: February 22, 2012 at 07:46 PM (#4066603)
Today would have been my grandfather's 107th birthday (yes, his middle name was Washington). He was a lifelong baseball fan -- one of his brothers tried out for the NY Giants and Philadelphia A's -- and he was at Shibe Park for Game 4 of the 1929 Series when the A's scored 10 runs in the 7th. And tying this all together, Jimmy Dykes lived across the street from him for many years.
   22. Der-K is at half whelm. Posted: February 22, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4066664)
Isringhausen to LAoA (minor league deal)
Jay Gibbons to MIL (same)
Jon Garland no longer with Cleveland (skipped physical)
   23. Walt Davis Posted: February 23, 2012 at 12:22 AM (#4066756)
Detroit Free-Press, February 22, 2012:

We hear a lot about “swell” third basemen, but the only “swell” third baseman we see is Miguel Cabrera, once at first base, whose waist line approximates sixty inches.

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