Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, April 22, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-22-2019

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, April 22, 1919:

Ray Schalk, who’s quite a catcher, has made public “Ten Commandments” for aspiring young backstops. He told them to George S. Robbins, Chicago scribe, and they’re worth passing along. Here they are:

Don’t steal, except to pilfer your opponents’ signals.
Don’t overeat. Many young players eat themselves out of the big leagues, and they begin on the spring trips.
Don’t have too many signs, and don’t overwork the army by unnecessary throwing.
Don’t get chesty. What old heads dislike in a youngster is for him to get fresh.
Don’t loaf in the winter time. Work keeps a player from drinking and other bad habits in the off season.
Don’t be an open book. Keep your intentions away from your opponents.
Don’t nag the umpires. It doesn’t get you anywhere or anything except trouble.
Don’t worry about plays that are past and gone or ball games that are lost.
Don’t fail to take suggestions from managers or other superiors.
Don’t carry your arguments off the ball field.

Schalk does not suggest avoiding fried meats which angry up the blood.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 09:53 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 09:54 AM (#5834074)
I'm not 100% certain, but today's Birthday Team almost has to lead the league in Mickeys. I'm not excited about moving Kiermaier out of center field, particularly with Dee Gordon winding up there, but there's a shortage of outfielders and Gordon never played RF or LF.

C: John Orsino (4.4 WAR)
1B: Mickey Vernon (34.5 WAR)
2B: Mickey Morandini (9.8 WAR)
3B: Lew Riggs (8.7 WAR)
SS: Neal Ball (1.0 WAR)
LF: Taylor Douthit (11.7 WAR)
CF: Dee Gordon (12.2 WAR)
RF: Kevin Kiermaier (24.9 WAR)

SP: Jimmy Key (48.9 WAR)
SP: Bob Smith (25.7 WAR)
SP: Moose Haas (17.3 WAR)
SP: Ray Benge (13.4 WAR)
SP: Tyson Ross (7.6 WAR)
RP: Dave Schmidt (8.7 WAR)

Manager: Terry Francona
Spare Manager: Takeshi Koba
Owner: Carl Lindner
Prospect Flameout: David Clyde
Fun names: Ferd Eunick, Aristides Aquino, Frank Figgemeier
   2. mathesond Posted: April 22, 2019 at 12:21 PM (#5834120)
Today's birthday team just might be near the top of the league in Mooses as well.
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 12:48 PM (#5834129)
Don’t get chesty.


I know she was around a long while, but I didn't know Morgana the Kissing Bandit was that old...
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 12:54 PM (#5834136)
1B: Mickey Vernon (34.5 WAR)

he went 5-8 in the last 2 games of 1953 to deny Al Rosen the triple crown
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 22, 2019 at 01:08 PM (#5834142)
Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies pulled a Bour yesterday: He was on first when there was a grounder to shortstop Trevor Story, who shoveled it to second baseman Garrett Hampson, who chose to kick the ball away rather than catching it. Nevertheless, Hernandez just started trotting off the field, despite Joe West's emphatic safe sign. He was an easy out.
   6. Rennie's Tenet Posted: April 22, 2019 at 01:14 PM (#5834148)
Never occurred to me that Taylor's last name could be pronounced "Doubt-Hit," which might present challenges for a ballplayer.

Who else would be in the Clyde rotation? Brian Taylor, maybe Todd van Poppel?
   7. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 22, 2019 at 03:03 PM (#5834200)
Don’t get chesty.


Umpire Dick Stello did.

Maybe he paid the price though "Dick Stello, a National League umpire since 1968, was crushed to death today [NOV. 19, 1987] when the two cars he was standing between were hit by another car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Stello, who was 53 years old ...".
   8. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 22, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5834202)
My son is coming into NYC tomorrow and I'm heading up to meet him. Weather permitting we'll go to the Phils-Mets game. Are there any good non-seafood stands? We won't have a lot of time even if his plane and my Amtrak are on time so eating at the ballpark is our option.
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: April 22, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5834224)
Tyler Danish came into the year as a reasonably young (24) guy who had pitched in parts of the last 3 MLB seasons and posted an ERA around 3 in AAA last season and earned a starting gig for Tacoma (also AAA). The Rainiers have had EPIC pitching problems thus far, with an 8.25 ERA over their first 18 games (yes, it's the PCL and they're now using the same rabbit ball as the majors but Tacoma is far from a high altitude hitters paradise) and Danish has been a big part of the problem.

Over 4 starts (13.1 innings), hitters are batting .514/.537/.946 against him (38-74, 6 2b, 1 3b, 8 hr, 5 w, 7 k) and he has an ERA of 20.25. He's allowed more runs this year (34) in 13.1 innings this year than he did in 78 last season (27 in Charlotte, 5 with the Pale Hose).

That's pretty remarkable.
   10. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 03:39 PM (#5834227)
Are there any good non-seafood stands?


Plenty.

Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Tacqueria, Fuku, Pat LaFreida, Keith's Grill, Mama's of Corona Deli, the Italian stand in the Foxwoods Club (I forget the name)…

Lots more than that.
   11. stanmvp48 Posted: April 22, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5834233)
"Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies pulled a Bour yesterday: He was on first when there was a grounder to shortstop Trevor Story, who shoveled it to second baseman Garrett Hampson, who chose to kick the ball away rather than catching it. Nevertheless, Hernandez just started trotting off the field, despite Joe West's emphatic safe sign. He was an easy out."

Directly cost the team two runs. He reached on that occasion on an error but was 0-5. He was twice retired to end innings preventing Harper from batting as tying or go ahead runs.

One of the most totally negative performances I have seen in some time
   12. Man o' Schwar Posted: April 22, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5834239)
One of the most totally negative performances I have seen in some time

One of my favorite pieces of baseball trivia (if you want to call it that) - there was a game in the mid-70s where Felix Millan went 4-4 with 4 singles. Joe Torre, batting behind him, went 0-4 and grounded into 4 double plays, erasing Millan each time.

SABR write-up on the game
   13. SandyRiver Posted: April 23, 2019 at 12:48 PM (#5834459)
Not quite as bad as 4 GIDP, but Joe DiMaggio's 1st all-star game (1936) in his rookie season, was in the same neighborhood. Playing RF, he misplayed Gabby Hartnett's FB into a triple that plated the game's 1st run, Hartnett later scoring on a SF. Later, DiMag butchered Billy Herman's single, the E9 allowing Herman to reach 2nd, from where he scored on a single. Meanwhile at the plate, Joe D went 0-for-5 (how often has that happened in the ASG?) without getting the ball out of the IF, though only 1 GIDP. He made the final out in the 6th, 7th, and 9th inning, the 7th inning out ending a 3-run inning (of a 4-3 AL loss) with the bases full. As DiMaggio put it in his "Lucky to be a Yankee" bio, except for Augie Galan's foul-pole homer, he "had a finger - or thumb - in every NL run."

Looking at that game's box, only 31 players got onto the field. Today that's about right for each team. Philosophy has changed just a bit.
   14. JJ1986 Posted: April 23, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5834484)
On Baseball-Reference's homepage, the picture of Adam Lind is him in a Pawtucket Red Sox hat. He did have a few games there last year, but that's a pretty odd choice.

edit: the main picture on his own page is him in a Boston cap.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: April 23, 2019 at 01:44 PM (#5834489)
Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Tacqueria, Fuku, Pat LaFreida, Keith's Grill, Mama's of Corona Deli, the Italian stand in the Foxwoods Club (I forget the name)…
I think Keith's Grill is unfortunately gone. I couldn't find it at when I was at a game a few weeks ago.
   16. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: April 23, 2019 at 01:56 PM (#5834496)
   17. SoSH U at work Posted: April 23, 2019 at 02:09 PM (#5834505)
Yesterday marked the 5-year anniversary of the last time Josh Reddick was hit by a pitch.


Some guys really don't like getting hit by pitches. Reddick must have studied under Papi.
   18. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: April 23, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5834513)
Oops, embarrassing typo in my 16. That’s of course Anthony RIZZO.
   19. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 23, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5834515)
I think Keith's Grill is unfortunately gone. I couldn't find it at when I was at a game a few weeks ago.


Last year, it was in the RF corner, right by World's Fare Market (where Mama's of Corona is).

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Brian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe moral argument for keeping Barry Bonds out of Cooperstown doesn’t hold up
(8 - 8:34pm, Jul 19)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogThe Transformation of Alex Rodriguez (SI)
(55 - 8:26pm, Jul 19)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (July 2019)
(609 - 8:26pm, Jul 19)
Last: It was something about the man-spider and sodomy,

NewsblogDeadspin: Baseball Writer Jonah Keri Arrested, Charged With Assault On His Wife
(36 - 8:23pm, Jul 19)
Last: .

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Baldrick Reports Live
(1190 - 8:18pm, Jul 19)
Last: It was something about the man-spider and sodomy,

NewsblogHey, $20 bucks is $20 bucks to OMNICHATTER! for July 18, 2019
(61 - 8:14pm, Jul 19)
Last: It was something about the man-spider and sodomy,

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(6210 - 7:46pm, Jul 19)
Last: shout-out to 57i66135; that shit's working now

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-19-2019
(23 - 7:40pm, Jul 19)
Last: The Run Fairy

Newsblog2019 Trade Value:
(4 - 7:39pm, Jul 19)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT - College Football Bowl Spectacular (December 2016 - January 2017)
(412 - 7:24pm, Jul 19)
Last: shout-out to 57i66135; that shit's working now

NewsblogWhy gambling used to scare baseball and why it doesn’t anymore
(98 - 6:43pm, Jul 19)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogLet’s make a deal? Assessing the Mariners’ likely trade chips as deadline looms | The Seattle Times
(1 - 6:21pm, Jul 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Five Trends That Could Define Baseball’s Future - The Ringer
(2 - 5:56pm, Jul 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrice responds as Eckersley dispute resurfaces
(10 - 5:44pm, Jul 19)
Last: villageidiom

Gonfalon CubsThat was fun
(427 - 4:01pm, Jul 19)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Page rendered in 0.3739 seconds
46 querie(s) executed