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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-16-2012

The [New York] Sun, May 16, 1912:

The Detroits beat the Highlanders yesterday and Ty Cobb beat a spectator. The score of the regular mill was 8 to 4, but though there was no official decision in the Cobb vs. Spectator fight, the unanimous verdict was that Cobb won. There couldn’t have been any other decision. Cobb did all the punching.

It was while the fourth inning was being played that the delectable sight of the hotheaded Cobb punching a spectator for all he was worth took place…There were different accounts from those close at hand as to what provocation Cobb had to attack the man, who looked big enough to take care of himself.

Cobb might not have done all the punching and the heckler might have been able to take care of himself IF THE GUY HAD HANDS.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: May 16, 2012 at 05:22 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: May 16, 2012 at 05:30 AM (#4132573)
Today's Birthday Team's going to have to ride that pitching staff hard if it wants to have a chance. Luckily for them, Billy Martin's exactly the sort of manager who's not afraid to work his starting pitchers.

C: George Kottaras
1B: Dave Philley
2B: Eugenio Velez
3B: Ivanon Coffie
SS/Manager: Billy Martin
LF: Mark Funderburk
CF: Mitch Webster
RF: George Barclay

SP: Jack Morris
SP: Rick Reuschel
SP: Rick Rhoden
SP: Watty Clark
SP: Stubby Overmire
RP: Jim Mecir
RP: Doug Brocail
RP: Bob Patterson

Umpire: Cy Rigler
Awful Pitcher/Hardee's Shooting Victim: Nick Bierbrodt
Cool Names: Coffie, Colonel Snover, Tack Wilson
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4132717)
Responding to questions from one of his attorneys, Rachel Brown also acknowledged her intimate relationship with former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell. She said they have taken a number of trips together and met in the Bahamas along with their children.

Rachel Brown also said she had showed her children their rooms in a new home that she intends to live in with Bagwell at a future unspecified date, and she confirmed an upcoming trip she planned to take with him and her children to Hawaii for a wedding.

Rachel Brown said she and Bagwell are in love and that she hopes they marry. She said he would be a positive influence for them.

She confirmed that she accompanied Bagwell when he recently left a rehabilitation facility where he was being treated for alcohol abuse before he completed the program.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM (#4132843)
Something I was fiddling around with on Baseball Reference last night. It all spun out of previous discussions about the "last Expo".

Baseball's Last Man Standing List

A list of every defunct (or moved) major league (National League or American League) baseball team, and the last playing/living player from that franchise/location.

As well, the last playing/living players from the 5 defunct "major leagues".
   4. JustDan Posted: May 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4132876)
RTG (#3) - page not found.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4132891)
Sounds interesting! But page not found.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4132902)
Damn it!

Let's run it through tinyurl to clean up the spaces issue.

Last Man Standing

And please excuse the basic html. It's what Excel spits out.
   7. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: May 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4132917)
Tangentially related -- today is the 100th birthday of Eight Men Out actor and noted White Sox fan Studs Terkel.

   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4132928)
noted White Sox fan Studs Terkel.

That's probably the best baseball name given to someone who didn't play major league baseball.
   9. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 16, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4133322)
Game of the day (yesterday): Rockies 5, Giants 4. The Giants threatened early, putting their first two batters of the game on base, but didn't open the scoring until the bottom of the third, when Gregor Blanco singled, moved to third on a steal+error, and scored on a sac fly. Colorado tied the score a half-inning later when Carlos Gonzalez doubled and Troy Tulowitzki singled him home. The teams each put runners on the corners in their next trips to the plate, but the game remained even until the sixth, when the Rockies struck again. With one out, Tulowitzki singled and moved to third on an error; after a walk, Michael Cuddyer doubled to break the tie, and they added a second run on a sac fly. San Francisco once again put two runners on to start the sixth, and once again failed to score. Colorado streched the lead in the seventh on an RBI hit from Gonzalez, but in the bottom of the inning, the Giants stormed back on a 2-run double from Melky Cabrera and a game-tying single by Angel Pagan. Both teams threatened in the eighth, with the Rockies picking up a one-out double and the Giants loading the bases with one away, but the score remained 4-4 until Marco Scutaro led off the ninth with a homer that established the final margin. The game registers a 4.98, quite excellent and in the top 30 so far this season.

Game of the day (last year): Rangers 5, Angels 4. The top of the first saw LA open the scoring on a walk, double, and groundout; the bottom of the inning saw Texas load the bases without scoring. The Angels put two on with one out in the second, but Jeff Mathis defused the rally by getting thrown out as the back half of a double steal, which has to be pretty unusual. In the third, Texas took its first lead on a 2-out, 3-run homer from Adrian Beltre; they added to it an inning later with a solo shot from Chris Davis. LA began to rally in the fifth with a homer from Erick Aybar, then completed the comeback in the sixth; they loaded the bases on two singles and an error, then two outs later, saw Aybar single in a pair of runs to tie the game at 4. The teams traded unfulfilled rallies - Texas stranding two runners in the seventh, LA picking up a one-out triple in the eighth only to have the runner thrown out at home on a grounder - before the Rangers recaptured the lead in the bottom of the eighth on two walks and two singles. They still had the bases loaded with nobody out at that point, but didn't stretch the lead any further; in the ninth, the Angels got the tying run on base, but it was quickly removed on a game-ending double play. The game gets a 4.12, quite respectable (87th percentile).
   10. Walt Davis Posted: May 17, 2012 at 06:35 AM (#4133700)
So Bagwell's decline can be explained by him being a regular drunk and not a roider -- he should sail into the HoF now. :-)

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