Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
The "Pipping" didn't occur when Pipp was injured in July, it was June 2 when Pipp had the headache, as was posted earlier. Pipp had started every day up to that point in the season, then never started again even though he was healthy for the next month.
All of Gehrig's starts up until that time came in RF. His other ABs were mostly as a PH.
Last edited by Norm Chortleton; 08-04-2013 at 03:59 PM.
I guess I don't understand what part bothers you then.
That's right. He won the job in June because Pipp was forced to miss a game. That's the moral of the story: miss even one game with a headache and you may never get back in the lineup.
I was thinking your first few posts on the subject said you heard all your life that Gerhig got his chance because Pipp was injured/beaned. If you heard the story that way, it was because the storyteller had it backwards.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Johnny Bench seems to be high on Mes:
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...k_cin&c_id=cinCINCINNATI -- During the weekend, former Reds catcher and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench tweeted that current backstop Devin Mesoraco "will bat in the cleanup spot before his career is over." At the time of the tweet, Mesoraco hadn't started a game higher than seventh in the lineup all season, but on Tuesday, he was inserted into the sixth spot behind Jay Bruce.
In 16 games since the All-Star break, Mesoraco entered Tuesday batting .315 (17-for-54) with four homers and 12 RBIs. Reds manager Dusty Baker has been pleased with Mesoraco's play at the plate and behind it, especially with fellow catcher Ryan Hanigan on the disabled list since June 11.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Tom Servo (08-07-2013)