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    21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/21-r...be-super-weird

    Some players looked like serial killers.
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    Re: 21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    Wish I owned them all. So cool

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    Re: 21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Wish I owned them all. So cool
    All available in hi res here

    library of congress baseball cards

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    Re: 21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Some players looked like serial killers.
    this guy kinda was one


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Bergen was mad, crazy, insane

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    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)

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    Re: 21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    "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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    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/showth...Murder-Suicide

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    The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-ho...front-row-of-a

    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-ho...front-row-of-a

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

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    Re: 21 Weirdest Things about Old-School Baseball

    Nm
    Last edited by westofyou; 05-14-2012 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    The thing that popped out at me in that story was at the end. It had THIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/a-ho...front-row-of-a

    I own that same horse mask. You should check out some of the photos people have posted on Amazon.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Horse mask pictures always make me laugh.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Really, no one mentioned that Casey Affleck has a time machine?



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