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Wednesday February 18, 2015
To celebrate the beginning of Spring Training today’s Quote/Picture Video theme is obscure baseball teams.
Some pitcher said something once
Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms.
- Cy Young, member of the 1898 Cleveland Spiders
Never forget Deacon White
The MLB strike of 1994 did practically irreparable damage. It led many, including myself, to give up on baseball (and even sports) due to the greed of players and owners. It’s hard to have sympathy for anyone making more money in one year than I’ll make in a lifetime as they bicker over their millions.
The ’94 Expos were an unfortunate casualty in the strike-shortened season. They were one of the top teams in baseball and had a good chance to win the World Series for the first time in their existence. Alas, the mid-season strike ended that dream, and they ended up moving to Washington in 2004. This Reader’s Digest of their 1994 campaign gives a good overview of the sad situation.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He is also a contributor for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.