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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-18-2012

St. Joseph News-Press, January 18, 1912:

A bill that will cause much excitement in the ranks of baseball men is to be introduced in the New York state legislature by Senator James J. Frawley…It is Senator Frawley’s plan to tax the gross receipts of baseball clubs exceeding a certain limit, the money thus collected to be turned over to the playgrounds in the leading cities and towns.
...

The officials of the major league clubs have never made public the amount of their gross rceipts, expenditures and profits. There is no doubt, however, that the returns are enormous.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 05:32 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 05:36 AM (#4039157)
Solid birthday team if they can deal with not being able to use airplanes on road trips.

C: Mike Lieberthal
1B: Charlie Eden
2B: Eddie Moore
3B: Pinky May
SS/Manager: Chuck Cottier
LF: Brady Anderson
CF: Curt Flood
RF: Len Koenecke

SP: Scott McGregor
SP: Carl Morton
SP: Wandy Rodriguez
SP: Michael Pineda
SP: Bill Sampen
RP: Mike Fornieles

Gunning for Pinky May's job: Brett Lawrie
Not that one: Nolen Richardson
Could be the name of a cartoon cow: Frank Heifer

There's an inexplicable lack of first basemen to choose from. Heifer played 11 career games but is the closest thing to a "real" first baseman this team has. I just went ahead and used Eden at first instead, as he had a multi-season career, hit well, and made a handful of appearances at 1B.
   2. Dag Nabbit: Sockless Psychopath Posted: January 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4039265)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4039267)
Orioles sign RHP Armando Galarraga

Reds sign LHP Ron Mahay and LHP Clay Zavada

Rox sign IF Brendan Harris

RHP Byung Hyun Kim signed with the Nexen Heroes, of the Korean League. That is an awesome name.

RHP Brian Bass also signed with a Korean team.

Blue Jays release IF Mark Teahen
   4. puck Posted: January 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM (#4039344)
RHP Byung Hyun Kim signed with the Nexen Heroes, of the Korean League.


The surprising thing to me when I read about Kim is that he's only 33.
   5. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: January 18, 2012 at 02:48 PM (#4039568)
My bookmarks are back. I am so happy.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4039571)
Two hours til Darvish Day.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4039684)
Darvish signs. Terms not known yet.
   8. bobm Posted: January 18, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4039770)
6 years / $60 million

Yu haul: Rangers land Darvish in $60M deal | MLB.com: News

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120117&content_id=26373244&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
   9. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 18, 2012 at 07:28 PM (#4039808)
Mariners win Oliver Perez sweepstakes. Terms not known yet.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4039812)
I laughed.

Rockies sign P Jaime Moyer who is literally older than the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
   11. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: January 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4039904)

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