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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-16-2017

Tucumcari News, August 16, 1917:

For the present it may be all right that baseball continue. At least it is not mandatory that it cease…but it may be just as well to suggest to the American people that professional baseball is likely to be an incongruity next year.

An American newspaper will sacrifice a great deal of self-respect if it has to print, or does print, box scores and casualty lists in the same issue, says Chicago Tribune.

Baseball already is getting on the nerves of a great many people who know that catastrophic times are ahead or who fear that they may be ahead.

It is fiddling while Rome is burning.

I guess people got used to it.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:01 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, world war i

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:04 AM (#5514345)
Today's Birthday Team features Puddin' Head, Fats, Tiny, and Baby Doll.

C: Ryan Hanigan (8.0 WAR)
1B: Mike Jorgensen (9.33 WAR)
2B: Bret Barberie (6.29 WAR)
3B: Puddin' Head Jones (25.13 WAR)
SS: Damian Jackson (6.69 WAR)
LF: Fats Fothergill (14.19 WAR)
CF: Baby Doll Jacobson (28.37 WAR)
RF: Gene Woodling (32.78 WAR)

SP: Tiny Bonham (23.67 WAR)
SP: Rick Reed (21.14 WAR)
SP: Yu Darvish (18.9 WAR)
SP: Hank Robinson (8.79 WAR)
SP: Don Rudolph (2.97 WAR)
RP: Al Holland (12.08 WAR)

Manager: Buck Rodgers
Fun names: Hub Northen, Quinton McCracken, Bill Mooneyham
No relation to Hermann Hesse: Herman Besse
College baseball coach/Batting cage inventor: Amos Alonzo Stagg
Joan Jett's favorite umpire: Rocky Roe
   2. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:12 AM (#5514349)
Ian Kinsler is now one of my all time favorite baseball players.

#### Angel Hernandez.

That is all.
   3. Mike Webber Posted: August 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM (#5514393)
when's the next Umpire/MLB CBA?
Because unfortunately it seems like that is the next real chance to clean some of this stuff up.
   4. Hank G. Posted: August 17, 2017 at 02:01 AM (#5515078)
I guess people got used to it.

They started playing The Star Spangled Banner before every game and that made everything all right.

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