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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

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   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

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