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Monday, December 26, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-26-2011

New York Times, December 26, 1911:

CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—Adrian C. Anson, Captain of the Chicago baseball team of 1876, and since then one of the best-known figures in the National sport, saved two boys from drowning to-day in the Lagoon in Jackson Park.

“Pop” Anson, as he is known, was playing golf with Dr. E.C. Caldwell when he heard cries for help and saw a boy struggling in the water.  The boy’s companion was trying to rescue him, but in a moment he, too, broke through the ice.

He was playing golf. In Chicago. On Christmas. When it was cold enough for a lagoon to freeze over.

Maybe Anson was no racist.  Maybe he was just insane.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 26, 2011 at 03:11 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 26, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#4023480)
Two HOFers on the Birthday Team today:
C: Carlton Fisk
1B: Chris Chambliss
2B: Omar Infante
3B: Jeff King
SS: Ozzie Smith
LF: Jeff Stone
CF: Lee King
RF: White Wings Tebeau

SP: Ray Sadecki
SP: Storm Davis
SP: Al Jackson
SP: Al Milnar
SP: Herman Pillette
RP: Stu Miller

Get Some Antibiotics, That Should Help: Dick Burns
Good Field, No Hit: Mario Mendoza
Not that one: Chris Carpenter
Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry
   2. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: December 26, 2011 at 05:19 PM (#4023528)
So in the real-life version, it was Mr. Potter who saved Harry Bailey's life.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 26, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#4023533)
Awesome excerpt today.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 26, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#4023552)
If I were still in fourth grade, I would find it inordinately funny that Dick Burns and Lee King were on the same team.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: December 26, 2011 at 06:19 PM (#4023568)
Maybe it was bar golf?

Here's the course.
   6. Good cripple hitter Posted: December 26, 2011 at 09:49 PM (#4023661)
Does anyone know of a good resource/FAQ-type webpage for Strat-O-Matic? I got a copy of the Hall of Fame edition (Honus Wagner! Cap Anson! Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown!) for Christmas but I don't really know what the best way of arranging the cards while I'm playing so they can be read and accessed without constantly shuffling through them, or how to sort them when they're in storage (IE, I don't know how to classify multiposition guys like Harmon Killebrew and Josh Gibson).
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: December 27, 2011 at 03:33 AM (#4023760)
Does anyone know of a good resource/FAQ-type webpage for Strat-O-Matic? I got a copy of the Hall of Fame edition (Honus Wagner! Cap Anson! Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown!) for Christmas but I don't really know what the best way of arranging the cards while I'm playing so they can be read and accessed without constantly shuffling through them, or how to sort them when they're in storage (IE, I don't know how to classify multiposition guys like Harmon Killebrew and Josh Gibson).


Try asking here:

Strat-O-Matic Fan Forum
   8. Good cripple hitter Posted: December 27, 2011 at 05:39 AM (#4023801)
Thanks for the link.
   9. Something Other Posted: December 27, 2011 at 10:42 PM (#4024066)
@5: 25 bucks for a round? Not bad. Not bad at all.
   10. PepTech Posted: December 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM (#4024085)
Just opened my officially licensed MLB/Seattle Mariner Page-A-Day Desk Calendar. First thing I noticed was that each page has no less than four (TM) marks - Compass Rose logo, MLB logo, Seattle Mariners banner, and the first time "Mariners" appears in the text of the day. Did I mention it's officially licensed?

Dec 31/Jan 1: "Mariners(tm) Fact: In 2010, Felix Hernandez became the first Mariners pitcher to win the Cy Young Award."

Sigh.

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