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Monday, December 19, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-19-2011

Pittsburgh Press, December 19, 1911:

A Chicago newspaper asked Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the Whitesox, to select the 20 ball players whom he considered the greatest of all time.  The “Old Roman” opined that the task was about the most difficult he had ever tackled, but finally complied, and here are his choices:
“Buck” Ewing, “Mike” Kelly, Hal Chase, Charley Ferguson, Adrian C. Anson, Eddie Collins, Fred Pfeffer, Hans Wagner, John Glasscock, Harry Lord, Tyrus Cobb, Fred Clarke, Willie Keeler, Tom McCarthy, Napoleon Lajoie, Charley Radbourns [sic], Bobby Caruthers, Christy Mathewson, Edward Walsh, Clarke [sic] Griffith.

Among the better players Comiskey omitted: George Davis, Roger Connor, Dan Brouthers, Sam Crawford, Bill Dahlen, Cy Young, Kid Nichols, Tim Keefe, and Julio Franco.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM (#4019218)
Birthday team is better than most of what we saw last week, but still not great:
C: Tom Wilson
1B: Russell Branyan
2B: Tony Taylor
3B: Wally Gilbert
SS: Mickey Witek
LF: Tommy O'Brien
CF: Al Kaline
RF: Walt Williams

SP: Geoff Zahn
SP: Bill Wegman
SP: Rex Barney
SP: Ian Kennedy
SP: Jose Silva
RP: Rafael Soriano
RP: Mike Fetters

Scout: Paul Krichell
Greatest baseball player in Belize history: Chito Martinez
Integral part of one of the most amazing comebacks I've seen in any sport, ever: Chip Ambres
Didn't play for the Twins but should have: Stan Cliburn and Stew Cliburn
Six home runs in one college game: Marshall McDougall
   2. Gamingboy Posted: December 19, 2011 at 01:41 PM (#4019228)
Didn't play for the Twins but should have: Stan Cliburn and Stew Cliburn


They DID both work together in the Twins minor league system as a Manager/Pitching Coach combo.


Also, to get my joke (or a variation of it) beyond the Twitter audience:

"Kim Jong Il reportedly died of 'overwork', according to their state media. The same could be said of some of Dusty Baker's pitchers."
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 01:55 PM (#4019232)
I'd do an all-Korean team, but it would be Hee-Seop Choi, Shin-Soo Choo, and about a dozen pitchers. It'd be like The King and His Court.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 02:13 PM (#4019239)
SS Hak Ju Lee if you include hot minor league prospects. And Hank Conger (Korean-American) can catch. And Hines Ward can play wideout. Margaret Cho can be the stand up (although Steve Byrne is better).
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 03:08 PM (#4019262)
Jason Kubel to the D-Backs - 2/$15. Parra to the bench. Because Kubel > Parra in crazy land.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 04:02 PM (#4019292)
LHP George Sherrill to the Mariners - 1 year/$1.1 mill

OF Endy Chavez to Orioles - 1 year $1.5 mill

LHP JC Romero to Cards - 1 year $750k

Minor league deals:
OF Jeremy Hermida to SD
RHP Jeff Fulchino to WAS
C Wil Nieves to COL
IF Jose Lopez to CLE
C Eli Whiteside back to SF
RHP Ryota Igarashi to PIT
   7. esseff Posted: December 19, 2011 at 04:47 PM (#4019321)
Six home runs in one college game: Marshall McDougall


And he was way ahead of his time with "the media is the message" bit.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:10 PM (#4019341)
LHP John Grabow to the Dodgers on a minor league deal

I expect a busy week for FA - many like to be done with this by Christmas.
   9. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: December 20, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#4019728)
@richardjustice Richard Justice
Hearing former Astros GM Ed Wade will end up back with Phillies as a scout.
fml
   10. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: December 20, 2011 at 02:30 AM (#4019775)
McDougall was a good, good college player - and his age 26 season made me think he might make a go of it in the bigs. Ah well...

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