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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-15-2014

Milwaukee Journal, May 15, 1914:

The principals of two public schools acting as umpires were stoned and the majority of 600 schoolboy spectators engaged in a general fight during a riot started by a woman at a baseball game here yesterday.

The woman took exception to the ruling of one of the umpires when he called the boy out at bat out on strikes. She rushed on the diamond yelling “protest,” “protest,” and was followed instantly by the grandstand constituents of both teams. Stones from all directions were hurled at the umpires and the police at the park were unable to cope with the situation.
...
The identity of the woman responsible for the riot could not be learned.

Five bucks says it was the kid’s mom.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 15, 2014 at 09:42 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 15, 2014 at 09:44 AM (#4707247)
Good Birthday Team today, but probably not as good as yesterday's team.

C/Manager: A.J. Hinch
1B: Justin Morneau
2B: Steve Yerkes
3B: George Brett
SS: Jimmy Smith
LF: Jimmy Wasdell
CF: Bill North
RF: Michael Brantley

SP: John Smoltz
SP: Josh Beckett
SP: Fred Goldsmith
SP: Rick Waits
SP: Steve Woodard
RP: Al McBean

R.I.P.: Hideki Irabu
Quad-A TTO Guy: Graham Koonce
   2. JJ1986 Posted: May 15, 2014 at 09:48 AM (#4707254)
The Mets just cut Kyle Farnsworth because they didn't want to pay him for the rest of the season. It's not a good sign if the team is desperate to save about $800,000.
   3. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: May 15, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4707512)
The principals of two public schools acting as umpires were stoned

Groovy, baby.
   4. Danny Posted: May 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4707519)
The Padres, who have the worst 1B OPS in the majors at .480, have traded Kyle Blanks to the A's (2nd worst 1B OPS at .580) for Jake Goebbert and a PTBNL.

   5. Nasty Nate Posted: May 15, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4707533)
The Padres, who have the worst 1B OPS in the majors at .480


I guess you could say the Padres...

( •_•)
( •_•)>??-?
(??_?)

...have been firing Blanks.


YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!



edit: damnit, those look like sunglasses outside of BBTF...
   6. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4707576)
edit: damnit, those look like sunglasses outside of BBTF...


I was wondering what that was.
   7. esseff Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4707591)
In a corresponding move with the Blanks trade, the A's have DFA'd Daric Barton. Again. Wonder if they'll even offer the assignment back to Sacramento this time or just let him go (I believe he can also choose free agency at this point). The Blanks deal also isn't good news for Nate Freiman.
   8. Der-K should've known better than to fly on AA. Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4707593)
He can elect FA, yes.
   9. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4707601)
Man, if I'm Daric Barton, I take whatever gets me more paychecks. Electing free agency would be disastrous, IMO.

I just can't imagine there's any kind of market for a 28-year-old first baseman who can't play anywhere else and has hit .216/.323/.284 since the beginning of the 2011 season.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4707607)
The principals of two public schools acting as umpires were stoned and the majority of 600 schoolboy spectators engaged in a general fight during a riot started by a woman at a baseball game here yesterday.


Are Americans better behaved than they used to be? If this happened today it would spark a long national conversation.
   11. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 15, 2014 at 02:59 PM (#4707614)

Are Americans better behaved than they used to be?


Most evidence suggests that on the whole we are safer and less prone to violence than at any period in human history. Despite that we are also more likely to feel unsafe than we have in many years.
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 15, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4707644)
I liked Blanks, he should flourish in Oakland.
   13. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 15, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4707752)
The Game of May 14, 1984. For many players, this would be a career game; for Tim Raines, it was Monday.

(All right, it was still a really good game by Raines's standards.)
   14. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 15, 2014 at 06:51 PM (#4707805)
In yesterday's best game, one of the starting pitchers didn't allow a hit after the first inning - and then his team pulled him, and everything went downhill very quickly.
   15. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: May 15, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4707867)
If you grew up in the 60s, 70s or 80s, when violent crime was skyrocketing, you probably just assume that crime is very, very bad. It's always been bad, it's getting worse, and there's nothing anybody can do about it. But actually, crime peaked in the early 90s and has been dropping ever since. The current US violent crime rate is about where it was in the late 60s.

But, of course, there's the internet and twitter and about a dozen all-news channels that need content. So, it's SHOCK HORROR! all day every day. And that's why people feel unsafe.
   16. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: May 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4707933)
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   17. bjhanke Posted: May 16, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4708595)
If you try to umpire while stoned, even in 1914, there is likely to be trouble. - Brock Hanke

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