Quote of the day

The Yankees are only interested in one thing, and I have no idea what that is.

~Luis Polonia

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This day in baseball: Dinneen’s complete season

On October 10, 1904, 41-game winner Jack Chesbro of the Highlanders let loose a wild pitch in the ninth inning of the final game of the season.  This snapped a 2-2 tie, allowing Pilgrims right-hander Bill Dinneen to claim victory as the Boston team claimed the AL pennant.  Dinneen finished the year having completed every game he started during the season, throwing 337.2 consecutive innings without relief during his streak of 37 consecutive complete games.

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Bill Dinneen (The Sporting News)


“Hardball,” Lil Bow Wow/Lil’ Wayne/Lil’ Zane/Sammie

This is not my usual preferred genre when it comes to music, but I have to admit that this tune is pretty catchy.  Baseball is so versatile when it comes to pop culture.


This day in baseball: One hundred-loss matchup

For the second time in major league history, two one hundred-loss teams faced one another on October 6, 1923.  The 52-100 Beaneaters beat the 50-102 Phillies, 5-4, in the first game of a doubleheader.  Boston had also been part of the first one hundred-loss matchup when the 50-100 club played 45-103 Brooklyn in 1905.

Philadelphia Phillies 1923-1924

Philadelphia Phillies logo, 1923-1924 (Business Insider)


Quote of the day

The Mets lose an awful lot?

Listen, mister. Think a little bit.

When was the last time you won anything out of life?

~Jimmy Breslin

 

Jimmy Breslin 2008

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“Baseball Blues,” Claire Hamill

No baseball shoes?  You’re not alone.  As this song demonstrates, a lack of baseball shoes can be almost traumatic for some folks.


Incompetent

This poor guy.  It almost hurts to read this.

Incompetent Floyd comics

Allan Tracy, Floydcomics.com