Re: Cheating and the game
I wouldn't put it past Durocher if it was indeed his idea. His past is shady beyond a doubt.
In fact I found this about Durocher that I didn't know about on Wilkipedia.
Babe Ruth, whom Durocher disliked intensely after Ruth accused Leo of stealing his watch, nicknamed him "The All-American Out
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard