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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-3-2011

Toledo News-Bee, August 3, 1911:

NEW YORK, Aug. 3.—Somebody lost his wooden leg at the Broadway exit of the American league baseball park late yesterday.  A policeman found it and sent it to headquarters, where it was made the subject of a general order that every policeman in the city shall be on the lookout for the owner.

Well, he couldn’t have gotten far.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:27 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 03, 2011 at 12:21 PM (#3891651)
Zach Wheeler
Zach Walters
Zach Stewart

Identify which of last week's trades contained each of these prospects. And for five bonus points, identify which one of them actually spells his name "Zack".
   2. BDC Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:09 PM (#3891658)
Cumulative record of the Rangers' "lights out" deadline bullpen acquisitions: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 9.00, 0-1. Could be worse, I guess.
   3. asinwreck Posted: August 03, 2011 at 03:22 PM (#3891741)
Bill Veeck took the TARDIS to New York and had a little trouble.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 03:43 PM (#3891759)
For the last season or two, I always confuse David Pauley with David Purcey. David Purcey pitched for the Jays until they sent him in a trade to the A's in April. But in May, they traded David Purcey to the Tigers. David Pauley pitched for the Mariners, but they traded David Pauley to the Tigers last week which was going to REALLY confuse me having David Pauley AND David Purcey on the same team. Luckily, the Tigers DFAed David Purcey, and kept David Pauley, but it makes me wonder - since they can't be on the same team together, are they the same person?
   5. Bob Evans Posted: August 03, 2011 at 05:17 PM (#3891837)
AG#1F, were you around for the Bobby Joneses?
   6. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 07:58 PM (#3892011)
Since returning from the DL, Aroldis Chapman has put up the following line:

18.1 IP, 3 H, 3ER, 5bb, 32K

He's currently working on a 9.2 IP hitless streak, w/1 bb and 15 k
   7. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:08 PM (#3892021)
Interesting read. CJ Nitowski chronicles getting the same stem-cell treatment that Bartolo Colon got.
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:13 PM (#3892026)
Bill Veeck took the TARDIS to New York and had a little trouble.


According to the revelations in "The Doctor's Wife", the TARDIS probably took him.
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:49 PM (#3892060)
AG#1F, were you around for the Bobby Joneses?

My favourite example of that is the two left-handed shooting left wingers named Greg Adams who played for the Vancouver Canucks in 1989.
They didn't play too many games together in Vancouver, but they did play some.

I'm also saddened that Javier Lopez never pitched to Javier Lopez while with Boston in 2006. Heck, they were never even in the same game at any time during their brief crossover in Boston.
   10. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: August 03, 2011 at 09:14 PM (#3892077)
The Braves released Greg Olsen the catcher 2 months before they signed Gregg Olsen the pitcher.
   11. Bases of Anonymity (Zeyes) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 09:57 PM (#3892133)
#10 reminds me of what might've been the most amusing deadpan post I've read on BTF (#1 in this thread).

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