Quote: Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 12/10/2006
Sandman I agree--I posted a sort of sarcastic thing a few months back on the forums, a pseudo-news story, about how the same players end up on so many teams, and guys like Lee Tannehill and Ski Mellillo are on multiple teams, while guys like Joe Morgan can't buy a spot in an open league. But it's a game, and you have to play it as it lies.
On the other hand, sometimes life imitates art.
1909 World Series, a Pittsburgh scout watched the Tigers near the end of the regular season, and noticed Cobb and Crawford having trouble with a certain type of pitcher in the AL--don't remember who, but I think it was someone of the offspeed/sinker variety. Anyway, Fred Clarke had a rookie, Babe Adams, who hadn't pitched much for him that year--he was 12-3, who was just this kind of pitcher.
A rookie, well rested from the season, highly effective.
He pitched 3 shutouts, I think, held Cobb to a couple of meaningless hits, and the Pirates beat the Tigers.
The Tigers got Milacki'd, basically.