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Monday, March 09, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-9-2020

Fairmont West Virginian, March 9, 1920:

Manager Branch Rickey of the St. Louis Cards, insists on grouping his players in the clubhouse dining room according to their dispositions. The “crabs”—those who are joy killers—he puts at one table and the “lobsters,” who have all the fun, are grouped at another.

Imagine thinking you’re a lobster and getting assigned a seat with the crabs.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 09, 2020 at 10:07 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 09, 2020 at 10:09 AM (#5928937)
A good Birthday Team today. It would be even better if we let Gourriel play first base and moved Boone to second, which I probably should have done.

C: Benito Santiago (27.3 WAR)
1B: Aaron Boone (13.5 WAR)
2B: Willy Aybar (2.7 WAR)
3B: Arky Vaughan (72.9 WAR)
SS: Bert Campaneris (53.1 WAR)
LF/Manager: Billy Southworth (21.0 WAR)
CF: Jim Landis (20.6 WAR)
RF: Jackie Jensen (27.9 WAR)

SP: Ron Kline (16.1 WAR)
SP: Lefty Williams (12.3 WAR)
SP: Terry Mulholland (11.2 WAR)
SP: John Curtis (7.8 WAR)
SP: Daniel Hudson (6.0 WAR)
RP: Craig Stammen (8.5 WAR)

Legendary Cuban OF/1B: Lourdes Gourriel Sr.
I can never remember the difference between him and Clay Zavada, but I know one of them had a cool mustache: Clay Rapada
Not related to Bojack: Vince Horsman
Fun names: Shooty Babitt, Rolla Mapel, George Daisy, Iron Davis
   2. Itchy Row Posted: March 09, 2020 at 11:04 AM (#5928956)
Lobsters are the most joyful animal of all.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 09, 2020 at 11:10 AM (#5928958)
Reminds me of this movie, which I found fairly disturbing.
   4. PreservedFish Posted: March 09, 2020 at 11:49 AM (#5928972)
I wonder if that's an effective management strategy, to group the crabs and the lobsters together. Certainly one crab can torpedo the spirit and effectiveness of a group of lobsters. But what happens when the crabs are all stuck in one work group? I mean it's better just not to hire crabs in the first place, but sometimes you're stuck.
   5. Itchy Row Posted: March 09, 2020 at 11:58 AM (#5928974)
Casey Stengel's "The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided" philosophy is probably based on that.
   6. bobm Posted: March 09, 2020 at 12:26 PM (#5928978)
[5] Casey's other quote about the crabs: "Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in."

   7. Nasty Nate Posted: March 09, 2020 at 12:29 PM (#5928981)
I've been in the water with juvenile lobsters. They certainly seemed merry.

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