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Some fun baseball stories for your Friday snowstorm

Feb 5, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

The Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states are going to experience snowpocalypse today.  To fight off the cabin fever, head on over to Seamheads, where Mike Lynch relays a bunch of fun baseball anecdotes from 1912-13 he came across while researching a book he’s writing.

My favorite: the one which ends with Hall of Famer Rube Marquard saying “That poor woman certainly proved to be a jinx. Her shrill shrieks affected me more than the cries of all the
fans inside the park.”

If you’re in the path of the storm, stay off the roads, drink something fun and read a bunch of baseball stuff today.

  1. Charles Gates - Feb 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    drink something fun
    You’re gonna have to. The milk shelves are completely empty ’round here. Which was kind of amusing, as it caused a few women to become visably distraught (and actually shed a few tears).

  2. TF in Tampa - Feb 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    No white russians tonight.
    Guess those gals will have to drink their Kahula raw and naked!
    Will that be straight up or on the rocks?

  3. Ross - Feb 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    At least Craig can stay home and still be at work…

  4. Josh - Feb 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Craig, the LAST snowstorm was “snowpocalypse.” This one has been dubbed “snowmageddon” by those amused by such things.

  5. Abe Simpson - Feb 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.

  6. jimbeetle - Feb 5, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    My favorite:
    March 29, 1912, 14-year-old Edwin Leroy Warnick: “…and then I would be a manager and as great a man as Connie Mack.”
    Mack was in his 12th year managing the A’s, had just won back-to-back World Series in ’10 and ’11, and had 38 more years to go before his retirement.

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