Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Baseball Headline of the Day
Baseball? Who in the northeast gives a rat’s rump about baseball today? Temperatures in the teens, winds gusting to 35 – 40 mph., snow falling sideways. Maybe we’ll care tomorrow, or the next day.
Thought You Should Know… for no particular reason
A 17 year old girl named Jackie Mitchell rocked baseball in the 1930s. Mitchell was one of the first female baseball players in history. Her father began teaching her to play baseball as soon as she could hold a ball. She happened to be neighbors with MLB Hall of Famer Dazzy Vance who continued to teach her how to pitch. He taught her what became her signature pitch; a devastating sinker.
When she was 17, she began touring around with different teams and making a name for herself. At one point she even struck out 9 batters in a row! The owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Joe Engle, spotted her in 1931 and signed her to a contract to play for the New York Yankee’s AA minor league baseball club, Lookouts.
It was with this team that she faced some of the greatest players. She was put in a game to pitch with her first batter being Babe Ruth himself. She threw a high ball first, but the next two Ruth swung and missed. He didn’t even nick the ball. She then threw her sinker and he struck out, pissed.
The Search for Intelligent Life Continues... Still No Positive Results
Dottie Sandusky again appeared on the NBC Today show and, again, blamed the victims of her husband’s serial abuse.
Dottie, tells Matt Lauer that the victims “were manipulated, and they saw money.”
I was struck by her claim, “I believe he showered with kids. That’s the generation that Jerry grew up in.”
What the hell generation was that?
Posted by Zola at 10:48 PM