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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-3-2012

Pittsburgh Press, January 3, 1912:

It will be good news to the friends of Larry McLean, and especially President Herrmann and Manager Hank O’Day, to know that the big fellow swore off drinking for a year and will go in training at once to help the Reds win the pennant in 1912.
...

“I have spent thousands of dollars being a good fellow,” said Larry, “and here’s where I cut it out.”

It wouldn’t be the offseason without a story about Larry McLean refusing to take a tumble off the aqua aeroplane.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:25 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:30 AM (#4027426)
Birthday team could actually happen, since Dutch Daulton is a time traveler and stuff:

C: Darren Daulton
1B: Gus Suhr
2B: Luis Sojo
3B: Bill Cissell
SS: Luis Rivera
LF: Ed Sauer
CF: Frenchy Bordagaray
RF: Buzz Arlett

SP: A.J. Burnett
SP: Sid Hudson
SP: Cliff Melton
SP: Bart Johnson
SP: Kirby White
RP: Gary Lavelle

Not that one: John Dowd
And: Mike Crudale
   2. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:36 AM (#4027429)
Larry McLean's favorite band?
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:38 AM (#4027430)
And don't forget about the all-birthday team's blogger: Aaron Gleeman.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 03, 2012 at 07:46 AM (#4027471)
My wife's eye-doctor boss is an avid memorabilia collector and is generous in sharing (making me a proud owner of a Kyle Kendrick autographed ball). One of his patients asked him assistance in getting a Mike Tyson autograph, so the doc called his source. A week later, a Mike Tyson autographed ball appears in the mail. Not quite what the doctor (thought he) ordered.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:01 AM (#4027474)
That's tremendous, Edmundo, largely because I'm not the guy it happened to.

Infielder Mike Tyson's career was going just fine until he bit Vern Rapp's ear off.
   6. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4027569)
Anyone know if bookmarks are coming back? I'm getting twitchy without 'em.
   7. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 03, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4027733)
If you're like me, a recent story led you to a BB-ref page that would let you answer the following question:

What do the following people (truly a cross-section of baseball history) have in common?

Nap Lajoie
Al Lopez
Ray Schalk
Gabby Hartnett
Walker Cooper
Luke Appling
Cecil Cooper
Felipe Alou
Tim Johnson
Tom Runnells
Vern Rapp
Jerry Manuel
Wendell Kim
   8. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4027750)
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:21 PM (#4027759)
and add Don Zimmer, Buck Rogers, Roy Hartsfield and Jim Beauchamp to the list
   10. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4027774)
Today is also the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Astrodome.

Also, in response to his recent passing here are Don Mueller career highlights.

   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4027787)
and add Don Zimmer, Buck Rogers, Roy Hartsfield and Jim Beauchamp to the list

And Cot Deal!
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4027788)
They all managed the Indianapolis Indians?

   13. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4027798)
Yes, Don Zimmer, Wendell Kim, Cecil Cooper, Walker Cooper, Napoleon Lajoie, the most notable players ever to be named "Birdie", "Donie", "Gabby", and "Jewel", and the late Ted Beard all shared that honor.

I foresee great things for current Indians skipper and possible resume inflator Dean "Misty May" Treanor.
   14. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:06 PM (#4027850)
You can add one more Hall of Famer to that list - Ed Barrow.
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4027897)
Rangers acquire 1B Brad Snyder from the O's for cash.

Orioles acquire OF Jai Miller from the A's for cash. (ANOTHER SALARY DUMP????)

Minor league deals:
Indians sign RHP Robinson Tejada

Red Sox sign RHP Carlos Silva, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Will Inman, IF Pedro Cicicao and IF Nate Spears.
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4028126)
Coco Crisp back to Oakland for 2/$14 mill
   17. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4028128)
Coco Crisp traded from Oakland to Atlanta for 3 prospects.

Just kidding.
   18. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 03, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4028177)
Brandon Duckworth has now been a full-time AAA starter for four years, only being called up to the majors at the end of 2008. Looks like he's the insurance policy again.

I wonder if he has the highest-paying minor-league deal in baseball. Where are those numbers?
   19. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 05, 2012 at 09:12 AM (#4029390)
Indians sign RHP Robinson Tejada
Red Sox sign RHP Carlos Silva, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Will Inman, IF Pedro Cicicao and IF Nate Spears.


Big day for border-line, Phillies developed pitchers, although that's a bit of a diservice to Silva's career.

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