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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-28-2013

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, March 28, 1913:

BALL PLAYER KILLS CHUM.

“I’d bet I can blow your block off without hurting you,” said William Millius in the bar room of the Central House at Millerton, Dutchess county, tonight, and then picking up a double barreled shotgun he blew off the top of the head of Ted Wolf. Death was instantaneous.
...
[Millius] was to have gone to Hackensack, N.J. tomorrow to be given a tryout as pitcher on the Troy team of the New York State League.

Detectives believe alcohol was involved.

It doesn’t appear that Millius ever played organized pro ball, but murdering people does tend to make a player less desirable.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:23 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:29 AM (#4398182)
Fairly decent Birthday Team, unless you want them to score runs and win games and stuff.

C: Jimmie Coker
1B: Glenn Davis
2B: Tom McLaughlin
3B: Harry Gleason
SS: Dee Walsh
LF: Ryan Christenson
CF: Jimmy Barrett
RF: Craig Paquette

SP: Lon Warneke
SP: Vic Raschi
SP: Paul Wilson
SP: Shawn Boskie
SP: Joe Krakauskas
RP: Mark Melancon

Fun Name: Moses "Chief" Yellow Horse
Owner: Gussie Busch
   2. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 28, 2013 at 07:39 AM (#4398199)
BALL PLAYER KILLS CHUM.

Too bad. They were a great radio station back in the day.
   3. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: March 28, 2013 at 08:49 AM (#4398231)
As noted at THT, today is also the 25th anniversary of Gene Mauch retiring.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4398256)
Released:
CIN: C Miguel Olivo
MIL: IF Donnie Murphy
ARI: QB Josh Booty
TEX: 1B Brandon Snyder
   5. Steve N Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM (#4398327)
The last time, I think, that I ever scored a ball game was the one in which I missed Willie Mays running over Jim Coker because I was trying to get the numbers right. Coker was never much after that collision. Of course, he wasn't much before that collision.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM (#4398381)
I hate when Albert Belle, Chris Truby and Steve N post a comment that screams for snark, but they finish their post with the very snark I wanted to post!
   7. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM (#4398382)
Wow... Glenn Davis would challenge Barry Bonds' walk totals on that team...
   8. esseff Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM (#4398488)
The last time, I think, that I ever scored a ball game was the one in which I missed Willie Mays running over Jim Coker because I was trying to get the numbers right. Coker was never much after that collision. Of course, he wasn't much before that collision.



Coker hit .313 for the '64 Reds in just 32 ABs (so, 10-for-32), with a decent slugging %, and somehow made it into the APBA set as one of the five extra cards per team, even though Johnny Edwards and Don Pavletic were already on the team. Lineup abuse in APBA leagues followed.

   9. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4398536)
Gorkys Hernandez (out of options) didn't make the Fish - they are trying to find a trade, may release him.
Houston plans on using a tandem rotation at all full season minor league levels this year. I am surprised that they would do this at AAA.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4398544)

Houston plans on using a tandem rotation at all full season minor league levels this year. I am surprised that they would do this at AAA.


Brad Peacock made their MLB rotation. I didn't see that coming.
   11. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4398552)
   12. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:52 PM (#4398560)
Gorkys Hernandez (out of options) didn't make the Fish - they are trying to find a trade
I can't imagine there's a ton of demand for "outfielder in his mid 20s who has no power, doesn't hit for average, and is fast but not a consistently good base stealer", though I've been wrong before.
   13. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:09 PM (#4398577)
He's a better fielder, less runner than Tony Campana - who yielded two lotto tickets from the Snakes...
   14. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:36 PM (#4398637)
yanks ax juan rivera
   15. greenback calls it soccer Posted: March 28, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4398657)
Houston plans on using a tandem rotation at all full season minor league levels this year. I am surprised that they would do this at AAA.

Luhnow started this in the A-ball affiliates with the Cardinals, but he ran into resistance from pretty much every possible angle. In an organization where he's unquestionably in charge, it doesn't surprise me that he's expanding the scope as wide as it can go.
   16. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 04:27 PM (#4398665)
AAA strikes me as too far, unless you're curious about implementing it in the bigs.

Who else is doing it this year? Baltimore...
   17. greenback calls it soccer Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:14 PM (#4398695)
AAA strikes me as too far, unless you're curious about implementing it in the bigs.

Unless he thinks it hurts Bud Norris's trade value, I would think he would've done it by now if he was curious. Maybe he's waiting for July, when they're 30 games out.

I can't blame Luhnow. When I go to minor league games, it's always struck me that there are seven guys in the bullpen dreaming of having Mike Crudale's career.
   18. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4398702)
And them?
   19. clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:32 PM (#4398705)
Houston plans on using a tandem rotation at all full season minor league levels this year. I am surprised that they would do this at AAA.
nope.

i like that teams are trying to be creative in challenging the traditional model of pitcher usage, but this is not the right method.

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