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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-25-2021

Bridgeport Times, August 25, 1921:

Declaring that an active doubt existed as to the value of professional baseball in American life, the Chicago Tribune has announced on its editorial page that it had curtailed its baseball reports in favor of other sports, particularly amateur games.
[The Tribune writes that] “Professional baseball is a stimulus for boys, but journalism has overfed it with space. Amateur sports seldom produce the ability of professional sports but they produce sound citizenry.”

It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for them.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:22 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:23 AM (#6036183)
The wife of today's Birthday Team catcher is named Mrs. Coleman. And she likes him.

C: Choo-Choo Coleman (-0.7 WAR)
1B: Logan Morrison (3.9 WAR)
2B: Max Muncy (15.4 WAR)
3B: Tony Boeckel (9.3 WAR)
SS: Bob Meacham (3.9 WAR)
LF: Albert Belle (40.1 WAR)
CF: Gary Matthews Jr. (14.2 WAR)
RF: Justin Upton (32.8 WAR)

SP: Dick Rudolph (23.1 WAR)
SP: Adam Warren (6.6 WAR)
SP: Rube Kroh (3.3 WAR)
SP: Bob Milliken (2.0 WAR)
SP: Pete Redfern (1.5 WAR)
RP: Rollie Fingers (25.6 WAR)
RP: Dave Heaverlo (7.4 WAR)
RP: Pedro Feliciano (5.7 WAR)
RP: THE Dooley Womack (5.0 WAR)
RP: Bob Lacey (4.2 WAR)

Manager: Darrell Johnson
Bench OF: Doug Glanville (10.9 WAR)
Bench OF/user of municipal water: Oddibe McDowell (10.7 WAR)
Fun names: Fred Frink, Buzz Wetzel, Duff Brumley, Pea Ridge Day
   2. sanny manguillen Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:52 AM (#6036187)
The linked article also pointed out that, "Two or three hours in a ballpark do not take anything off the waist line of the spectators or add anything to the chest measurement." Reading that makes me want a hot dog.
   3. Addie Joss Posted: August 25, 2021 at 02:52 PM (#6036278)
Now that we have gay marriage, if today's catcher were still alive and married a certain Korean outfielder, he could have been Choo Choo Choo.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 25, 2021 at 03:04 PM (#6036285)
Dave Heaverlo and Bob Lacey were teammates in the A's bullpen in 1978-79. Fingers, unfortunately, had left the A's bullpen after the 1976 season.

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