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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-19-2012

Connie Mack, quoted in the Mansfield Daily Shield 100 years ago today:

Jack Crooks, playing third for the Browns, was escorting a bunt that way one afternoon, and saw that it was surely safe. He knelt beside the slow-rolling ball, and blew it out of the line. There was some yowl, believe me but what could they do? He hadn’t touched the ball with hand or foot, and the umpire had to call it foul.

Lenny Randle approves.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:05 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:08 AM (#4040029)
Birthday team is pretty uniformly meh, which I guess is good because we won't have to worry about Gandil and/or Kim playing poorly in October.

C: Phil Nevin
1B: Chick Gandil
2B: Chris Stynes
3B: Chris Sabo
SS: Dib Williams
LF: Rip Radcliff
CF: Fred Valentine
RF: Orlando Palmeiro

SP: Jon Matlack
SP: Rich Gale
SP: Jeff Juden
SP: Arlie Pond
SP: Anthony Young
RP: Byung-Hyun Kim

The Rookie: Jim Morris
Not that one: Jack White

Nevin is more a 4C guy playing catcher than an actual catcher, but he played 100+ games behind the plate and seemed like a much better option than Ed Sadowski.
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:14 AM (#4040030)
100 years ago in the Calgary Daily Herald:
The name Braves for Boston does not seem to catch on. The team already pretty generally referred to as the Gaffneys.
The Atlanta Gaffneys has a nice ring to it.
   3. Bob Evans Posted: January 19, 2012 at 01:22 PM (#4040329)
If you go to Byung-Hyun Kim's B-R page, it looks like he pitched forever...then you "hide partial" and his career assumes its proper shape.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4040338)
Indians sign OF Fred Lewis, RHP Jeremy Accardo, IF Gregorio Petit to minor league deals

Giants sign RHP Shane Loux to minor league deal
   5. JJ1986 Posted: January 19, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4040546)
Fausto Carmona has been detained for actually being Roberto Hernandez Heredia.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4040677)
Cubs sign RHP Rodrigo Lopez

Blue Jays sign RHP Nelson Figueroa

A's close to signing OF Jonny Gomes

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