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

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!

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM | 7 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: 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 Remains 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?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost is in Permanent Prayer and Penance
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems
(1183 - 1:33am, Feb 11)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(640 - 1:00am, Feb 11)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogBrian Kenny: HALL OF FAME'S ANTI-RECENCY BIAS
(5 - 12:54am, Feb 11)
Last: Meatwad wont hit were you tell him

NewsblogThe Uncertain Timetable for Cord-Cutting in Baseball's Future
(49 - 12:48am, Feb 11)
Last: Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$

NewsblogWorld Baseball Classic Qualifier (Sydney) Day 1 OMNICHATTER
(13 - 11:21pm, Feb 10)
Last: Gamingboy

NewsblogStick to Sports? NEVER! The Intersectionalist Manifesto – HardballTalk
(245 - 11:14pm, Feb 10)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(118 - 10:40pm, Feb 10)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogEx-MLB commissioner Bud Selig to teach at Arizona State's law school
(30 - 9:57pm, Feb 10)
Last: deputydrew

NewsblogMLB's top five smartest offseason moves | MLB.com
(26 - 9:50pm, Feb 10)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogThe Crack in the Defensive Spectrum
(35 - 9:12pm, Feb 10)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogLourdes Gurriel, Yulieski Gurriel defect Cuba | MLB.com
(22 - 9:01pm, Feb 10)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogThe Private World Of The Negro Ballplayer
(35 - 7:54pm, Feb 10)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogWilmer Flores ignores another slight: ‘I want to be a Met forever’ | New York Post
(7 - 6:04pm, Feb 10)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogGiancarlo Stanton most extreme home runs | MLB.com
(2 - 5:54pm, Feb 10)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-10-2016
(42 - 5:30pm, Feb 10)
Last: crict

Page rendered in 0.1796 seconds
47 querie(s) executed