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Friday, July 22, 2011

Souhan: Bert Blyleven could be the final old-time Twin to get the Cooperstown call.

Sorry, I never actually read the complete “Dwight Siebler for the HOF!” petition pledge when I signed it.

Bert Blyleven, entering the Hall of Fame at the advanced age of 60, will represent more than his body of work when he enters the Hall of Fame on Sunday. He will represent ghosts and friends, the injured and the ailing, the legacies of a foregone era.

“I look at the guys in the Twins Hall of Fame, and I played with all of them,” Blyleven said. “That’s pretty special.”

Blyleven chafed during the years he fell short of the Hall of Fame in the voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He got in, though, and he could be the last Twin who played at Metropolitan Stadium to make it to Cooperstown.

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Repoz Posted: July 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, history, twins

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-22-2011

Regina Morning Leader, July 22, 1911, immediately to the left of the linked article, Rube Waddell drops some early 20th century smack talk on…Toledo?

Yep, Toledo.  Of all places.

Mr. Rube Waddell opines that there must have been some mistake about a Toledo fan assaulting [umpire] Gerald Hayes on a street car in the silent city.

...

“Fight in that town?” queried Mr. Waddell.  “Why, they haven’t got the heart and courage in that town to stick a fishworm on the hook.  They tie ‘em on with silk cord for fear the worm will bite ‘em.  As for mobbin’ umpires, why the next time they get fresh when I’m in town, I’m going to take a whisk broom and chase ‘em all out to the back end of the grandstand.”

It being a thirty-foot drop to the ground from ...

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Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 22, 2011 at 08:33 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Garciaparra, Hamm Are Parents of Twins

Again the Twins are the subject of contraction talks.

villageidiom Posted: March 29, 2007 at 07:11 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, dodgers, red sox

Monday, May 01, 2006

ESPN.com - MLB - Red Sox reacquire Mirabelli to catch Wakefield

Great! I was getting really tired of seeing Bard’s backside.

The Boston Red Sox have finalized a trade to obtain catcher Doug Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Cla Meredith and cash, ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney is reporting.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 01, 2006 at 04:20 PM | 136 comment(s)
  Beats: padres, red sox

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

ESPN.com - Yankees’ Jeter forced to leave game with injury

“Derek Jeter, the heart and soul of the Yankees, was knocked out of New York’s opener Monday night after a violent collision at third base with Toronto catcher Ken Huckaby, who landed hard on the shortstop’s left shoulder.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 01, 2003 at 01:31 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: jeter

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