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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-26-2021

Connecticut Labor News, August 26, 1921:

Some of the Giants were chiding Slim Sallee for clinging to a soft hat in the straw hat season, which led the veteran pitcher to explain why he did so.

“I never had a straw hat yet that didn’t bring me bad luck, and I’m off them for life…the next time you see old Sal with a straw hat on his head just come right up and knock it off.

The first shots were being fired in the buildup to the Straw Hat Riot of 1922.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 26, 2021 at 08:19 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 26, 2021 at 08:20 AM (#6036465)
A pretty good pitching staff on today's Birthday Team, but a so-so group of position players. Nix isn't a real left fielder, but if nobody stands out there, everything hit past the third baseman is going to be an inside-the-park home run.

C: Alex Trevino (7.9 WAR)
1B: Carlos Quintana (2.7 WAR)
2B: Sparky Adams (17.5 WAR)
3B: Morgan Ensberg (13.8 WAR)
SS: Elvis Andrus (30.2 WAR)
LF: Jayson Nix (1.6 WAR)
CF: Alex Sanchez (1.1 WAR)
RF: Gene Moore (15.3 WAR)

SP: David Price (40.2 WAR)
SP: Jesse Barnes (22.1 WAR)
SP: Chick Fraser (14.4 WAR)
SP: Alex Kellner (14.0 WAR)
SP: Frank Allen (7.3 WAR)
RP: Tom Poholsky (6.2 WAR)
RP: Ricky Bottalico (6.1 WAR)

Owner: Charles Prince
Designated Knuckleballer: Charlie Zink
Awful Umpire: Angel Hernandez
Fun names: George Barnicle, Elmer Klumpp, Ranger Suarez
   2. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 26, 2021 at 07:44 PM (#6036588)
Filling out the roster: Quintana played 91 outfield games, so presumably he could fake left field and Maikel Franco could play first base. Chad Kreuter would make a strong catching tandem with Trevino. Kyle Kendrick adds pitching depth.

The bullpen is strong with Suarez, Jeff Parrett, Geoff Geary, designated LOOGY Xavier Cedeno, and Brusdar Graterol joining Bottalico. With this anemic lineup, they'd need to be.
   3. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 26, 2021 at 07:49 PM (#6036589)
Topping it off, a fun article from the Museum of Connecticut History about the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (published from 1921-1925) and the labor movement in that state generally.

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