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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-14-2012

Washington Times, March 14, 1912:

Manager Griffith does not intend to have any games postponed this year because of wet grounds. At the least sign of wet weather a huge canvas cover will be spread over the diamond. “Doubleheaders are bad things,” says the Old Fox, “and I’m going to try and have as few as possible.”

Clark Griffith: Inventor of the infield tarp?

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 14, 2012 at 05:43 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 14, 2012 at 05:46 AM (#4080398)
Some high-end talent on the Birthday Team, then things go downhill in a hurry. Still, rock-solid up the middle.

C: Butch Wynegar
1B: Billy O'Brien
2B/Manager: Marty McManus
3B: Brent Gates
SS: Candy Nelson
LF: Jud Daley
CF: Kirby Puckett
RF: Jack Rothrock

SP: Kevin Brown
SP: Billy Rhines
SP: Arnold Carter
SP: Bill Kennedy
SP: Mike Strahler
RP: Bobby Jenks

Not a great name for a pitcher: Bruce Hitt
Fun Name: Dad Meek
   2. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: March 14, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4080421)
Today is 25,000 days since the big league debut of Gil Hodges. He was the first notable position player on the 1950s Dodgers to make it to the show.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM (#4080479)
Astros sign C Landon Powell

Cards release P Francisco Samuel. 270 Ks in 213 minor league innings...with 204 walks.

Tigers release P David Pauley

A's claim IF Brandon Hicks off waivers from the Braves

Phillies outright IF Harold Garcia
Cubs outright P Casey Weathers

Mets sign P John Mincone to a minor league deal

Mets are close to signing 39 year old LHP CJ Nitkowski to a minor league deal. Nitkowski last pitched in the big leagues in 2005. He was in Korea in 2009-2010 and did not pitch last year.

   4. Bob Evans Posted: March 14, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4080684)
I don't think I'd ever heard of Marty McManus before...and he was pretty good, like you said, solid. That'll teach him never to have played in the postseason.

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