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Johnny Footstool
05-14-2012, 04:36 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/21-reasons-why-baseball-used-to-be-super-weird

Some players looked like serial killers.

Joseph
05-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Wish I owned them all. So cool

westofyou
05-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Wish I owned them all. So cool

All available in hi res here

library of congress baseball cards

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bbhtml/bbhome.html

Tom Servo
05-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Some players looked like serial killers.
this guy kinda was one

http://srosegots.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/bergen3-popup.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)

westofyou
05-14-2012, 05:17 PM
this guy kinda was one

http://srosegots.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/bergen3-popup.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)

Bergen was mad, crazy, insane

TOBTTReds
05-14-2012, 05:45 PM
Bergen was mad, crazy, insane

Could you see someone saying this today about Roger Clemens or someone like that?

"He has made trouble with a good many of the boys and we just give him a wide berth. But he's a ballplayer, and once we get into a game, personal feelings are set aside in admiration of the artist, for such he is."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)

TOBTTReds
05-14-2012, 05:47 PM
"He began walking sideways, so that he could spot assassins approaching from either side of him"

"On October 9, Bergen had to be removed from a game when he dodged the pitches rather than catching them, because he was preoccupied with avoiding knife thrusts from an invisible assailant"

westofyou
05-14-2012, 05:51 PM
Could you see someone saying this today about Roger Clemens or someone like that?

"He has made trouble with a good many of the boys and we just give him a wide berth. But he's a ballplayer, and once we get into a game, personal feelings are set aside in admiration of the artist, for such he is."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)

Bergen likley had catcher injuries as well since he played during that rough era, that plus mental illness.... Well

http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?76895-Marty-Bergen-Murder-Suicide

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2012, 05:55 PM
The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-horse-talking-to-a-giraffe-in-the-front-row-of-a

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2012/5/14/10/enhanced-buzz-wide-8694-1337004898-8.jpg

TOBTTReds
05-14-2012, 06:04 PM
The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-horse-talking-to-a-giraffe-in-the-front-row-of-a

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2012/5/14/10/enhanced-buzz-wide-8694-1337004898-8.jpg

I clicked on that too! Haha, cracked me up.

westofyou
05-14-2012, 06:21 PM
Nm

Johnny Footstool
05-14-2012, 09:22 PM
The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-horse-talking-to-a-giraffe-in-the-front-row-of-a

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2012/5/14/10/enhanced-buzz-wide-8694-1337004898-8.jpg

I own that same horse mask. You should check out some of the photos people have posted on Amazon.

Tom Servo
05-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Horse mask pictures always make me laugh.

dougdirt
05-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Really, no one mentioned that Casey Affleck has a time machine?

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/5/14/14/enhanced-buzz-18657-1337019057-3.jpg