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Friday, June 06, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-6-2014

Milwaukee Journal, June 6, 1914:

For assaulting Umpire Knapp at the conclusion of the Dubuque-Davenport game with a chair yesterday, badly bruising his head and narrowly missing his eye, Carl Grabow, 25, a painter, was yesterday fined $25 and costs by Judge Buckley, and warned that a repetition would send him before the grand jury on a felony charge. Knapp had made bad guesses in decisions.

Bad decisions were running rampant in Dubuque in early June 1914, it seems.

Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:19 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:21 AM (#4720219)
A Hall of Fame catcher and a 19th century great lead an otherwise forgettable Birthday Team. I know absolutely nothing about Jim St. Vrain, other than that every single time I start an Out Of The Park baseball career in 1900, the AI treats him like a superstar.

C/Manager: Bill Dickey
1B: Dave Bergman
2B: Mark Ellis
3B: Tony Graffanino
SS: Ed McKean
LF: Max Venable
CF: Bill Lange
RF: Merv Rettenmund

SP: Jim Devlin
SP: Carl Willey
SP: Matt Belisle
SP: Jim St. Vrain
SP: Carl Cashion
RP: Jeremy Affeldt

Negro Leagues Great: Wild Bill Wright
OF/RP/PH: Brooks Kieschnick
26th Man: Steve Fireovid
   2. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:27 AM (#4720222)
Indians agree to terms with first rounder Justus Sheffield: $1.6M bonus and the team will pay for him to attend Vanderbilt University for eight semesters.

I like that a lot. Gives the kid a fallback option in case baseball doesn't work out.

Not that $1.6M isn't a pretty nice fallback to begin with.
   3. kthejoker Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:29 AM (#4720224)
Any interesting picks in the lower rounds of the drafts? I stopped watching after the Blue Jays' second pick.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:48 AM (#4720230)
So is Justus the spawn of Gary?
   5. mathesond Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:50 AM (#4720232)
Any interesting picks in the lower rounds of the drafts? I stopped watching after the Blue Jays' second pick.


The Jays took Sean Read-Foley 49th
   6. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:51 AM (#4720234)
Justus is Gary's nephew, which I guess makes Dwight Gooden Justus's grand uncle.
   7. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:53 AM (#4720237)
The Jays took Sean Read-Foley 49th
I'm just some idiot guy who knows nothing about pitching mechanics, but I really, really hate Reid-Foley's arm action. Maybe he'll be fine, but he looks like a torn labrum waiting to happen.

I hope I'm wrong. I don't wish him any ill. I'm just saying, is all.
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 06, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4720292)
this oswaldo guy with the twins, he has some pop in that bat
   9. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 06, 2014 at 10:45 AM (#4720309)
8--Sure does. But that K/BB ratio is really damn scary (40 Ks and 2 walks in his last 125 PAs); I can't help but feel he's in for a lot of 0-4s once pitchers stop challenging him and realize he simply cannot lay off sliders in the dirt.
   10. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 06, 2014 at 10:57 AM (#4720325)
davo

a lot of young guys come out swinging to make their bones. once they settle in a bit (assuming the manager allows it) you should see that improve.

and gardengnome is batting him 4th/5th so there seems to be confidence in his ability
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 06, 2014 at 11:30 AM (#4720344)
I guess makes Dwight Gooden Justus's grand uncle

Gurg, I'm 13 years OLDER than Gooden. :(
   12. JJ1986 Posted: June 06, 2014 at 11:42 AM (#4720351)
Greg Amsinger said that the Sheffields (Justus and his brother) aren't related to Gary at all. Was he wrong?
   13. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4720353)
I guess makes Dwight Gooden Justus's grand uncle

I have a college friend, now 52, who's already a great-GREAT uncle.
   14. Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4720401)
Greg Amsinger said that the Sheffields (Justus and his brother) aren't related to Gary at all. Was he wrong?
Hmmm. That's odd. ESPN says Gary's their uncle.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says no relation.
   15. tolbuck Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4720432)
There was a thread on this website about Justus back in August. There is a citation in the comments from the article that states Justus isn't related to Gary.

Looks like ESPN is wrong.

http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/justus_sheffield_drops_out_of_school_for_all-star_game_will_re-enroll
   16. Good cripple hitter Posted: June 06, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4720582)
Negro Leagues Great: Wild Bill Wright


He's got a great strat card.

Buck O'Neil named him to his second NeL all-time team, saying "In the outfield, besides Cool Papa, we'd have Ted Strong and a marvelous hitter named Wild Bill Wright, who won our version of the Triple Crown in 1943, and when he retired he opened a restaurant in Mexico, where he also played for a time."

Edited to add: the Negro Leagues museum website has a nice profile of Wright:

Sometimes called a dirty ballplayer, Wright could be temperamental and occasionally showed flashes of a mean streak, but in a game in Mexico in 1950 these attributes probably saved the life of his teammate Rufus Lewis. After Lewis had hit Lorenzo Cabrera with a pitched ball, the batter rushed to the mound with a bat and knocked Lewis unconscious. While Cabrera stood over the fallen pitcher with his bat raised to hit him again, Wright came out of his dugout with a bat to protect Lewis and struck Cabrera first, rendering him unconscious. Had Wright not stepped in when he did, Lewis may have been killed.
   17. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 06, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4720597)
I have a college friend, now 52, who's already a great-GREAT uncle.

Come to think of it, I have a cousin who is days younger than her niece, so she has a decent shot at that mark.
   18. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 06, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4720600)
The Game of 6/5/84 featured a great rivalry before it was ALL ANYONE EVER TALKED ABOUT. There was also a 3.1-inning one-run save, a 5-hit game by a Hall of Famer, and sacrifice bunts from the combined winners of 6 consecutive AL batting titles.
   19. Walt Davis Posted: June 06, 2014 at 05:05 PM (#4720611)
hey now. Mark Ellis has 33 war which is well above forgettable ... or apparently not. :-)
   20. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 06, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4720654)
The Game of 6/5/14 had one of the teams involved draw zero walks for the day. Fortunately for them, their hitters put up what has to be about a 97th-percentile performance given the no-walks requirement.
   21. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4720674)
And 70 years today, of course, 19-year-old gunner's mate Yogi Berra invaded Normandy.

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