4.10.2014

glenn hubbard, 2b, atlanta braves


glenn hubbard, 2b, atlanta braves

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"the photograph was taken at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, on a day when the “Phillie Phanatic,” a Barney Rubble mascot, and a host of balloons could be found on the field prior to the game. (That was some kind of pre-game promotion the Phillies staged that day.)"
from HARDBALL TIMES



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4.07.2014

STEVE GARVEY


hostess baseball

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Steve became the Dodger bat boy, at age seven. Every spring he rode the bus. "He came home at night, he was so high he couldn't eat," Joe says. No single experience of his youth impressed him more powerfully: Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, the banter, the bats and gloves.

"I enjoy letting a 7-year-old boy carry my bats to the field because he'll never forget that," Garvey says. "I can't forget the time I played catch with Gil Hodges. The time I caught Frank Howard's throws from the outfield on a line, with Pete Reiser hitting to him, saying, 'Will ya take it easy on the blank-in' kid! What're ya doin'? He's just a little kid!' I was 12. I remember all those things. The smell of the pine tar, the smell of the balls, the gloves, the shoes. Putting the bats in the bat bag and carrying them, lugging them, to the bus."
from SI.COM



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4.03.2014

jerry augustine, P, milwaukee brewers


jerry augustine, P, milwaukee brewers

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"The six-foot left-hander, born in Green Bay, Wis. in 1952 and raised in nearby Kewaunee, pitched mostly as a starter in his first four big league seasons. It included 1976, when he posted a career-best 3.30 ERA; 1977, when he pitched a career-high 209 innings, and 1978, when he won a career-high 13 games.

In the winter of 1986 he opened Jerry Augustine Insurance in West Allis, Wis., just west of Milwaukee. And in 1995, the father of five added "head coach" to his resume, taking over at UW-Milwaukee (until 2007)."
from WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JERRY AUGUSTINE?

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3.31.2014

lenn sakata, 2B, baltimore orioles


lenn sakata, 2B, baltimore orioles

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"It's great because he's the first, but this is America," Sakata says. "Frank Robinson was the first black manager, but after awhile, it was like whoop-de-do because there became many, many more black managers and then there became Latino managers. But with a Japanese-American, there aren't going to be that many. Don may be the only one, maybe forever. It's not like they fall out of trees in baseball. There's only Kurt Suzuki [Hawaiian-born Oakland catcher] that's playing, right? So if he doesn't go on to coach, then who knows when the next one will be? Then, [Don] becomes a little footnote in baseball history that'll be so small eventually the only ones who'll care are the ones who care to care."
from LENN SAKATA ON JAPANESE-AMERICAN MANAGERS



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3.06.2014

The Conflict Minerals

The Conflict Minerals


he who abandons you -
in a time of need,
or before the grave
shows the truth
of his nature.

TRACKLISTING:
the who boys "strange pyramid"
the found sound orchestra "suburbian love"
the temptations "ball of confusion (reflex boot remix)"
justin timberlake (f/ jay-z) "suit and tie (prince of ballard remix)"
dj shepdog "groove is in jah heart"
the notorious b.i.g. "juicy (prince of ballard remix)"
sweater beats "anxious"
m.o.p. "bigger than (dj shepdog wind it up dub remix)"
robot koch vs submerse "void (cosmic mix)"
rhye "the fall (maurice fulton alt remix)"
paul simon "diamonds on the soles of her shoes (tangoterje dub edit)"
lorde "royals (rich efresh bossa nova remix)"
big maybelle "that's a pretty good love (dj prince remix)"
the right thing "70 everything (bondi stereo remix)"
juan laya and jorge montiel "money"
the temptations "plastic man (saskins funky groove remix)"
bob marley "one love (dub remix)"
sonny farrell "sunny (krooked cut)"
donald byrd "dominoes (j boogie's central park live mix)"
jewel T "school of hard knocks (dj scientist remix)"
harry nillson "jump into the fire (lance herbstrong remix)"
jethro tull "locomotive breath (magic machines remix)"
supertramp vs laurel canyon "goodbye stranger (o.n.s. remix)"

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