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Friday, June 10, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-10-2011

Pittsburgh Press, June 10, 1911:

Philadelphia, June 10.—“Next time bring plenty of shoes,” was Magistrate Morris’ parting admonition, as Hugh Harkins walked out of the politce station a free man, after having thrown his shoes at “Ty” Cobb during yesterday’s exciting ball game.

“When you threw your shoes at Cobb I suppose it was a gift?” suggested the magistrate.  “You’ve lost your shoes and lost them in a good cause,” said the magistrate.  “I would be ashamed to fine you.”

Even the criminal justice system in Philadelphia is made up of hooligans!

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: June 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: June 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM (#3850042)
Also in the Pittsburgh Press 100 years ago today, an extremely detailed account of Joe Jackson's wide-open batting stance, including some 1911 trash-talk from Detroit's George Mullin:
"A player who pulls away from the plate as Jackson does isn't a real hitter," said Mullin. "Jackson is bat shy. The pitchers know it now, and will throw a ball at his head, then three over the outside corner, and he will go to the bench."
Jackson hit .408 in 1911.
   2. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: June 10, 2011 at 04:02 PM (#3850239)
   3. Guapo Posted: June 10, 2011 at 04:33 PM (#3850260)
One man's rankings of Managerial Insecurity:

1. Quade
2. Riggleman
3. Guillen
4. Black
5. Mattingly
6. Mills
7. Melvin
8. Yost
9. Tracy
10. Collins
11. Girardi
12. Showalter
13. Hurdle
14. Rodriguez
15. Farrell
16. Wedge
17. Gibson
18. Roenicke
19. Gardenhire
20. Scioscia
21. Gonzalez
22. Acta
23. Baker
24. Maddon
25. Leyland
26. Washington
27. Bochy
28. Manuel
29. Francona
30. LaRussa
   4. TerpNats Posted: June 10, 2011 at 04:39 PM (#3850264)
Dismissing Riggleman won't solve the Nationals problems now; let him manage the rest of the season and hope that the return of Strasburg and the arrival of Harper (sometime next June, most likely) for 2012 could lure a prime, proven managerial candidate who previously would consider Washington baseball's Bermuda triangle.
   5. Good cripple hitter Posted: June 10, 2011 at 04:49 PM (#3850275)
I feel like Farrell is too high, but the only manager that I feel should be above him is Wedge. If Jack Z gets fired, Wedge is probably going with him, and I'd say that has a good chance of happening before Farrell gets fired.

Is Guillen really the third-likeliest manager to get fired? I always assumed he was ironclad in Chicago.
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 10, 2011 at 05:20 PM (#3850314)
I think last year bought Bud Black a bunch of time. The Padres strike me as a smart organization and they likely see Black as the guy to move them forward.

The guy I think might be less safe than he appears is Scoscia. Last year was a downer and this year is shaping up as one. Whether or not that is his fault is a fair question (I don't think it is) but I don't get the sense that he and Reagins are as like-minded as Scoscia and Stoneman were.
   7. Dr. Vaux Posted: June 11, 2011 at 09:49 AM (#3850747)
Has Reagins made a good, non-obvious decision?

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