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Friday, February 08, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-8-2013

Pittsburgh Press, February 8, 1913:

[Ed Konetchy] asks for $7,500 in 1913, and it is reported that Manager Huggins was informed not to go higher than $5,500. Now comes [Arnold] Hauser with a suggestion that eclipses anything that a ball player has ever delivered.
...
“Well, if the club doesn’t want to give Ed his figure then I’m willing to start a subscription and raise the amount up to his price. If the other boys on the team will support me I’ll open the pool with a big sum from myself.”

I’m sure the rest of the Cardinals were totally jazzed about that idea.

Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2013 at 06:01 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arnold hauser, dugout, ed konetchy, history

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   1. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2013 at 06:02 AM (#4365539)
Birthday Team, about which I can't think of anything clever to say:

C: Charlie Householder
1B: Bob Oliver
2B: Don Heffner
3B: Bert Haas
SS: Joe Cassidy
LF: Hoot Evers
CF: Bug Holliday
RF: Willard Marshall

SP: Fritz Peterson
SP: Joe Black
SP: Aaron Cook
SP: Fred Blanding
SP: Jim Parque
RP: Burke Badenhop

Manager: Joe Maddon
Owners: Dewey Soriano, Larry Dolan
Writer: Dave Studeman
   2. mathesond Posted: February 08, 2013 at 07:10 AM (#4365542)
Umm..the catcher's almost a Household name?
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: February 08, 2013 at 08:11 AM (#4365552)
Aaron Cook is the franchise leader in Wins for the Colorado Rockies. And not many teams can boast a Hoot, a Bug and a Dewey. They're like a mismatched Snap, Crackle and Pop.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 08, 2013 at 08:39 AM (#4365558)
Since I had heard of all but one of the pitchers (as opposed to 5 of 8 postion players), I looked up the rightly named Fred Blanding. 5 years (1910-4), 60% of games started, 102 ERA+, .500 Pct and 1.0 K/BB.
   5. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: February 08, 2013 at 08:55 AM (#4365560)
Baseball historical item up at THT notes that today is 20,000 days since a massive 9th inning comeback by the Reds at Wrigley Field.
   6. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:08 AM (#4365646)
The Diamondbacks gave Aaron Hill 3/35. Gee whiz.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4365654)
I guess it's time to stop confusing him with Adam Lind.
   8. kthejoker Posted: February 08, 2013 at 11:30 AM (#4365670)
Blanding's Wikipedia page has some good stuff in it. He was a star at Michigan, outdueled Walter Johnson in his debut, jumped to the Packers in the Federal League, jumped back to the Naps a week later, then was so ill-used that year he quit altogether and went in to the auto dealership business.
   9. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4365750)
That's wild, kthej.

Heading into that 1914 season, Blanding had a career 109 ERA+ and back-to-back seasons at 118 ERA+. He was never a superstar-type guy, but he was a darned good pitcher, seemingly reliably healthy, until the Naps started jerking with him and he quit at age 26.

I'm trying to put it in a modern context so I can better wrap my brain around it - it'd be like if Yovani Gallardo or Max Scherzer retired this offseason because they were annoyed.
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4365754)
Well [8] and [9] will teach me to do a superficial scan and post on an obscure player. :)
   11. bobm Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4365755)
The February 8 and April 2 birthday teams have announced a swap of pitchers.
   12. esseff Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4365756)
I think he left to build his dream house.
   13. Der-K is at full whelm. Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:53 PM (#4365768)
Mark Lowe to LAD, minor league deal but for more money than I'd've guessed (1.5-2.1m)
Todd Redmond to BAL on waivers
   14. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 08, 2013 at 01:56 PM (#4365770)
I think he left to build his dream house.

Nicely played, sir.
   15. esseff Posted: February 08, 2013 at 02:03 PM (#4365775)
U.S. says Angel Villalona can return. Link
   16. esseff Posted: February 08, 2013 at 03:48 PM (#4365831)
   17. Randy Jones Posted: February 08, 2013 at 03:51 PM (#4365834)
So he goes from Mitch Kramer to ######### who works at the Apple store. Not an improvement.

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