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I think you heard me, punchy.
I'm still in Indianapolis, and was looking at some Baseball-Reference.com stuff, and came across George 'Nig' Cuppy. Today would be his 150th birthday. He was born in Logansport IN. George pitched for the Boston Americans in 1901 (and the Boston Beaneaters in 1900), so he's one of our guys, circa 118 years ago.

You are a baseball person if you are on this site, and one of the reasons we are baseball people is that we have more than 100 years of history to think about. Forget that SSS. We've got some data.

If you'd like to think about the changes in society in the last 100 years as it relates to this great game, I present to you the story of George Cuppy.

Here's his career. Hey, he had a great year for the Cleveland Spiders in 1895 (and Marciano could never go to a game!)

So, about tonight. Chris Sale against Jacob Waguespack. Second career major league appearance for the 6'6 Ol' Miss grad. He got beat up pretty badly by the Rays in his first MLB go-round.

Let's win this.
 

Al Zarilla

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I'm still in Indianapolis, and was looking at some Baseball-Reference.com stuff, and came across George 'Nig' Cuppy. Today would be his 150th birthday. He was born in Logansport IN. George pitched for the Boston Americans in 1901 (and the Boston Beaneaters in 1900), so he's one of our guys, circa 118 years ago.

You are a baseball person if you are on this site, and one of the reasons we are baseball people is that we have more than 100 years of history to think about. Forget that SSS. We've got some data.

If you'd like to think about the changes in society in the last 100 years as it relates to this great game, I present to you the story of George Cuppy.

Here's his career. Hey, he had a great year for the Cleveland Spiders in 1895 (and Marciano could never go to a game!)

So, about tonight. Chris Sale against Jacob Waguespack. Second career major league appearance for the 6'6 Ol' Miss grad. He got beat up pretty badly by the Rays in his first MLB go-round.

Let's win this.
Quite the nickname Mr. Cuppy had.

According to Forebears.io (dot io?) Waguespack is the 158,115th most common surname in the world. Glad someone keeps track of that sort of thing.

By all rights and by gum, Chris Sale vs. W-pack should result in a you know what, except it’s 2019. Except the insanity was stopped last night.
 

Rovin Romine

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I’m in Leith, Scotland. Bartender lived some time in Boston and we chatted. Said he went to the old Yankee stadium and saw the Sox play. I told him about the old nickname of the toilet and the new stadium being the bidet. He responds - “Works on two levels - nearby the old, and full of asses.” Good to be understood while traveling.
 

The Gray Eagle

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So this Vaguespeak kid, like, represents the end of all, like, meaning!

So like, kick his ass, you know?
 

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I'm glad Beni spent his good catches in 2018 when they counted. Devers has taken a leap forward this year; Beni a hop back.

Rumor is he has heavy legs
Frodo has spent too much time at the lembas and stewed rabbit buffet.
 

S. H. Frog

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This Outback Steakhouse back-and-forth ad between innings on mlb.tv is making me nuts.