Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, December 07, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-7-2020

Washington Herald, December 7, 1920:

Baseball is sport, not commerce.

As played and conducted by organized baseball clubs it is not subject to the restrictions and penalties carried by the Sherman anti-trust law. The District Court of Appeals said so yesterday in declaring that the Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Md., an alleged “outlaw” organization, was not entitled to recover $264,000 damages from organized baseball because the latter, it was alleged, “squeezed” them out of business by monopolistic methods.


Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 07, 2020 at 09:05 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, dumb, history, ridiculous

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 07, 2020 at 09:07 AM (#5992857)
A bunch of good hitters and a solid pitching staff on today's Birthday Team.

C: Johnny Bench (75.2 WAR)
1B: Tino Martinez (29.0 WAR)
2B: Hobe Ferris (16.6 WAR)
3B: Eric Chavez (38.3 WAR)
SS: Ryan Theriot (6.7 WAR)
LF: Alex Johnson (10.0 WAR)
CF: Shane Mack (21.6 WAR)
RF: Yasiel Puig (18.9 WAR)

SP: Dick Donovan (23.3 WAR)
SP: Denny Galehouse (22.6 WAR)
SP: Kyle Hendricks (21.3 WAR)
SP: Don Cardwell (16.7 WAR)
SP: Tom Lovett (8.8 WAR)
RP: Ed Morris (7.5 WAR)

Owner: Comer Cottrell
-5.7 career WAR: Scot Thompson (-5.7 WAR)
Fun names: Brian Schmack, Ducky Yount
Born on December 7, 1941: Rupe Toppin (-0.1 WAR)
Not that one: Don Johnson
   2. The Honorable Ardo Posted: December 07, 2020 at 11:13 AM (#5992871)
You forgot top prospect Pete Alonso and raconteur Bo Belinsky!

This team has an unusual amount of catching talent: the GOAT, with Hal Smith and Ozzie Virgil both available as backups. Its only weak spot is the bullpen. Galehouse leads the pitching staff in career "saves" with 13; Saul Rivera (gulp) most likely serves as its closer.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: December 07, 2020 at 02:38 PM (#5992915)
according to reports from several outlets, Dick Allen has passed away
   4. base ball chick Posted: December 07, 2020 at 03:56 PM (#5992935)
NOW he'll get ron santoed in

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the weekend of April 17-18, 2021
(26 - 6:51pm, Apr 17)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogNBA 2020 Season kick-off thread
(2690 - 6:21pm, Apr 17)
Last: Fourth True Outcome

NewsblogPete Rose to sell picks for baseball, other sports through website
(35 - 6:19pm, Apr 17)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - Spring is in the Air
(135 - 6:18pm, Apr 17)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

NewsblogWhy the Cubs' awful offense could trigger full rebuild if downward trend continues this summer
(20 - 6:12pm, Apr 17)
Last: Voodoo

NewsblogMLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half
(14 - 5:41pm, Apr 17)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogWhite Sox lefty Carlos Rodon throws no-hitter against Cleveland after losing perfect game in ninth inning
(77 - 5:15pm, Apr 17)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogIn the minors, a major change as the Atlantic League plans to move the mound back a foot
(82 - 4:55pm, Apr 17)
Last: Hank Gillette

NewsblogMinnesota Twins, Timberwolves postpone games in wake of police shooting of Daunte Wright
(227 - 4:19pm, Apr 17)
Last: Mayor Blomberg

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(12714 - 3:59pm, Apr 17)
Last: Eudoxus

NewsblogWaiter, there's OMNICHATTER! in my soup!, for April 16, 2021
(40 - 1:58pm, Apr 17)
Last: salvomania

Sox TherapyJust How We Drew It Up
(37 - 1:48pm, Apr 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogCardinals' Yadier Molina becomes first MLB player to catch 2,000 games with one team
(45 - 9:30am, Apr 17)
Last: jingoist

NewsblogBlindsided Joe Girardi mum on player's sudden decision to take leave from team
(5 - 9:09am, Apr 17)
Last: jingoist

NewsblogHow Fernando drew thousands of extra fans
(18 - 10:07pm, Apr 16)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Page rendered in 0.2848 seconds
48 querie(s) executed