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Friday, February 22, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-22-2013

Toledo News-Bee, February 22, 1913:

Jack Lewis, the St. Paul and Milwaukee utility infielder, thinks the girls have a lot to do with the failure of young ball players in the national game:

“The players get away from home and they think they must get acquainted with every girl that looks at them and the result is they are paying more attention to them than to the game of baseball…I have seen youngsters, and not always the youngsters, either, sit on the bench and look as though they have a great load on their minds, thinking of girls. I have seen them warming up on the field, and watching the stands all the time, looking for girls. It’s girls all the time with them.”

Girls. All they really want is girls. And in the morning, it’s girls. ‘Cause in the evening, it’s girls.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 07:02 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 07:04 AM (#4373770)
Fittingly, today's Birthday Team has a manager who loves to go to the bullpen.
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 Thadeuz Halama
RP: Ryne Duren
RP: J.J. Putz
RP: Kazuhiro Sasaki

Manager: Sparky Anderson
Owner: Charlie O. Finley
Umpire: Bill Klem
Giggity: ##### Tebeau

##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied, though if the nanny spoke Yiddish, J.J. Putz would be J.J. #####.
   2. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 07:25 AM (#4373772)
I have seen youngsters, and not always the youngsters, either, sit on the bench and look as though they have a great load on their minds, thinking of girls...It’s girls all the time with them.”

Big Lena Dunham fans, were they?
   3. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: February 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM (#4373839)
The Philadelphia Fillies.

Plus, Primey for the Beasties reference.
   4. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM (#4373878)
The website of LA's former PBS station has a weekly Southern California history series. Today's is about when spring training was held around LA. It includes a picture of probably the best day in Hank Majeski's life.
   5. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM (#4373913)
##### Tebeau may be the only player in MLB history whose name gets nannied, though if the nanny spoke Yiddish, J.J. Putz would be J.J. #####.


Jimmy Dykes used to get nannied.
   6. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4373922)
In an alternate universe, posters at Soccer Think Factory bemoan the constant nannying of Bright Dike.
   7. Rennie's Tenet Posted: February 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4374015)
"One percent of ballplayers are leaders of men. The rest are followers of women." -- John McGraw
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 01:58 PM (#4374057)
White Sox get 3B Conor Gillesipie from the Giants for P Jeff Soptic. Soptic is a hard throwing rightie, has trouble with command - he pitched community college near me.
   9. Vrhovnik Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:05 PM (#4374063)
Soptic is a hard throwing rightie, has trouble with command - he pitched community college near me.


KCKCC? (KCKCJC when I was growing up.)
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:11 PM (#4374071)
JCCC (Johnson County CC)
   11. Vrhovnik Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:12 PM (#4374075)
Another escapee from Strawberry Hill.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: February 22, 2013 at 05:47 PM (#4374278)
I have seen them warming up on the field, and watching the stands all the time, looking for girls.

At least they weren't passing them their phone number.
   13. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM (#4375115)
Russ Martin pulls out of the WBC, as he won't be allowed to play short.

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