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(Yahoo)   Buck Showalter tells rookie to prove to him that he has what it takes to be on his lawn. Hero tag is for both Showalter and Robinson   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 43
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2014-02-25 01:08:24 PM  
How do not know who Frank Robinson is?
 
2014-02-25 02:01:06 PM  
The report:

"I read his wikipedia page. He's going to always be more famous than me. This game sucks."
 
2014-02-25 02:11:19 PM  

maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?


Well, I'm a Giants fan, so of course I know who he is.  He's a former MLB manager, and one of the crappiest ones the Giants have ever had.

I heard a rumor that he used to play baseball himself at one point, but I can't confirm that.
 
2014-02-25 03:35:40 PM  

maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?


I'm assuming "being 19" has something to do with it.
 
2014-02-25 04:16:09 PM  
He knew who Milt Pappas was though. Funny world.
 
2014-02-25 04:24:33 PM  

maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?


I know!   I mean come on, Tears Of A Clown, My Girl, his groundbreaking work with The California Raisins. Have you been living in a completely dried fruitless cave?
 
2014-02-25 04:32:56 PM  

brap: maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?

I know!   I mean come on, Tears Of A Clown, My Girl, his groundbreaking work with The California Raisins. Have you been living in a completely dried fruitless cave?


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RIP Frank Robinson.
 
2014-02-25 04:33:22 PM  

Cagey B: maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?

I'm assuming "being 19" has something to do with it.


Its probable that its because he has not made it to the majors yet.  Camden Yards is has all kinds of Frank stuff.  Including a really nice statue.
 
2014-02-25 04:36:30 PM  

maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?



Everyone knows he's the acclaimed Science Fiction / Fantasy illustrator, known for his hypermuscular depictions of warriors and incredibly suggestive female characters with huge, rippling, pleading bosoms and thick ass child berthin' hips.
 
2014-02-25 04:39:56 PM  
Who can forget Frank Robinson?

/it's a long season, and you gotta trust it
 
2014-02-25 04:43:51 PM  
You know, if we wanted to get all preachy and read into this, I'd say Buck is probably just annoyed that there's some kid out there who doesn't have the slightest idea what blacks used to go to.  It's a frickin' cakewalk compared to back in Frank's day.  And he'd still be right for it, too.
 
2014-02-25 04:56:16 PM  
black people should know who other black people are, so they know their place... in history.
 
2014-02-25 05:11:59 PM  
Frank Robinson was the only Orioles player ever to hit the ball out of the stadium at Memorial Stadium.  For many years the team commemorated it with an orange flag that read 'HERE' above the last row of the bleachers near where the ball left the stadium.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-25 05:18:03 PM  

FriarReb98: I'd say Buck is probably just annoyed that there's some kid out there who doesn't have the slightest idea what blacks used to go to


i recall a few years ago some baseball scribe did a "who is Curt Flood?" poll and was equally pissed/perplexed that "this generation" of players had no idea who he was.
 
2014-02-25 05:26:35 PM  

rickythepenguin: i recall a few years ago some baseball scribe did a "who is Curt Flood?" poll and was equally pissed/perplexed that "this generation" of players had no idea who he was.


"That guy who sat out for a season" was how I knew him growing up.
 
2014-02-25 05:31:02 PM  
As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.
 
2014-02-25 05:41:08 PM  
Ahhhh, Spring is finally here. A time when Buck does crotchety things to get himself into the headlines.  I love Spring.
 
2014-02-25 05:42:51 PM  

rickythepenguin: maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?


Everyone knows he's the acclaimed Science Fiction / Fantasy illustrator, known for his hypermuscular depictions of warriors and incredibly suggestive female characters with huge, rippling, pleading bosoms and thick ass child berthin' hips.


A google search for "Child Berthing" produces some interesting results.

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=29907
 
2014-02-25 06:00:42 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.


He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.
 
2014-02-25 06:06:34 PM  

Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.


Maybe Buck should sit down with the kid and watch some film of Brooks and talk to him about what made Brook's a great player.  Making him do a one page report is a stupid publicity stunt.

GRR I AM OLD SCHOOL!
 
2014-02-25 06:08:49 PM  
This is awesome.
 
2014-02-25 06:13:48 PM  
Why, that's almost as bad as Yasiel Puig not knowing who Luis Gonzalez is
 
2014-02-25 06:15:56 PM  
"Yo Skip, yo dawg, you ever heard of Yung Jeezy, Tek N9ne, Pharrell?  What's that?  No?  Aiiiight.  24 hours, i want your Twitter BLOWIN UP, sonnnnnn, of all the wax they dropped and the 10 best MCs of all time.  OF ALL TIME.  YOLO.  Hashtag Get a Clue.  Hashtag SWAG.  Hashtag YOU GOT PLAYED, you Elroy Jetson lookin' mutha fugga."
 
2014-02-25 06:16:02 PM  

Gunny Highway: Maybe Buck should sit down with the kid and watch some film of Brooks and talk to him about what made Brook's a great player.  Making him do a one page report is a stupid publicity stunt.

GRR I AM OLD SCHOOL!


So you're saying that instead of writing a paper about Frank Robinson, the kid should have to watch video of Brooks Robinson?  I get that you think writing a paper is over the top, why switch the player this kid would be studying?
 
2014-02-25 06:18:41 PM  

balki1867: Gunny Highway: Maybe Buck should sit down with the kid and watch some film of Brooks and talk to him about what made Brook's a great player.  Making him do a one page report is a stupid publicity stunt.

GRR I AM OLD SCHOOL!

So you're saying that instead of writing a paper about Frank Robinson, the kid should have to watch video of Brooks Robinson?  I get that you think writing a paper is over the top, why switch the player this kid would be studying?


Oooops!  The fool is me.
 
2014-02-25 06:23:28 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Why, that's almost as bad as Yasiel Puig not knowing who Luis Gonzalez is


i didn't have a problem with that.....now, he should have known, spesh since Gonz finished his carerr (as I recall) in Doyer blue, but.....Gonz isn't a HOFer and his success was twelve years ago when Yasiel was what, 8?  9?

on the other hand, the story Gonz gave was that he addressed Puig in spanish, and their shared Cuban dialect (if there is such a thing) at that.  So if for no other reason, just camaraderie, Puig arguably should have known better.  but i didn'thave a huge problem with it.

one of the local seamheads said another reason Puig should have knwon better was apparently Gonz was on the part of the field where in pregame warmups, only league / team officials and players are allowed, so Puig should have known Gonz was affiliated with a team and not just some slapdick with a field pass.  the scribe was like, "yeah, you have the occasional contest winner, the local tv station, the guest of the owner, etc., that has field passes, but they are restricted where they can go.  that gonz was in the batting cage area means he was an MLB official / team employee and Puig should have for that reason, not blown Gonz off the way he did."
 
2014-02-25 06:26:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: "Yo Skip, yo dawg, you ever heard of Yung Jeezy, Tek N9ne, Pharrell?  What's that?  No?  Aiiiight.  24 hours, i want your Twitter BLOWIN UP, sonnnnnn, of all the wax they dropped and the 10 best MCs of all time.  OF ALL TIME.  YOLO.  Hashtag Get a Clue.  Hashtag SWAG.  Hashtag YOU GOT PLAYED, you Elroy Jetson lookin' mutha fugga."


Was Buck Showalter planning to become a rapper?

If so, it would probably benefit him more to study "good" lyricists.  Ice Cube, 2Pac, Nas, Rakim, B.I.G.  Even Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye are better than Jeezy and Tek N9ne when it comes to lyrics.  Tek is known for ripping off a Falco's Amadeus song and Jeezy is only popular because of his voice, not his lyrics or his flow.

As it stands, it doesn't hurt someone who's planning to be a professional baseball player to at least be familiar with a few Hall of Fame players.
 
2014-02-25 06:41:28 PM  

maudibjr: How do not know who Frank Robinson is?


How do not know...?

How do construct sentence?

/I don't think every baseball player needs to be a history buff. Their job is to hit/field/pitch, not know players/coaches who were born 80 years ago.
 
2014-02-25 06:48:51 PM  

degenerate-afro: Ice Cube, 2Pac, Nas, Rakim, B.I.G. Even Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye are better than Jeezy and Tek N9ne when it comes to lyrics. Tek is known for ripping off a Falco's Amadeus song and Jeezy is only popular because of his voice, not his lyrics or his flow.



at least you didn't step on my joke or anything....

you should check out Jay Mohr Sports on Friday.  Every Friday is Hip Hop Friday, where virtually every guest is asked to name their top 3 MCs (or, listeners call in with their top 3).  if it is some old boring white dude Jay will give him a break and ask for the 3 best bands of all time or the generic, "who are you listening to now?" but most of the atheltes can respond.

some dude said Drake and Jay was apoplectic.  "Drake?  Drake?  DRAKE makes your list but Pac doesn't?  I should hang up on you!"
 
2014-02-25 07:23:19 PM  

rickythepenguin: degenerate-afro: Ice Cube, 2Pac, Nas, Rakim, B.I.G. Even Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye are better than Jeezy and Tek N9ne when it comes to lyrics. Tek is known for ripping off a Falco's Amadeus song and Jeezy is only popular because of his voice, not his lyrics or his flow.


at least you didn't step on my joke or anything....


Hey, you compared knowing about Frank Robinson to knowing about Tek N9ne.  I think that deserved a serious response.
At least you didn't say Easy-E.
 
2014-02-25 07:47:35 PM  

degenerate-afro: rickythepenguin: i recall a few years ago some baseball scribe did a "who is Curt Flood?" poll and was equally pissed/perplexed that "this generation" of players had no idea who he was.

"That guy who sat out for a season" was how I knew him growing up.


For FSM's sake don't leave out Larry Doby.
 
2014-02-25 09:51:42 PM  

Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.


I'm going to sound like a complete farking hypocrite, considering where I work, but...

...There is an attitude with baseball that does not exist to nearly the same extent in other sports.  It's this combination of smugness and self-righteousness that baseball is something akin to a religion.  "Oh, you think George Brett was a great Third Baseman?  Well, YOU never saw Eddie Mathews or Jimmy Collins, so get off my lawn!"  You see it every time the Hall of Fame voting comes around.  The hand-wringing and holier-than-thou attitudes are farking insufferable.

/Sometimes I am amazed that kids ever come into my museum, but that's usually after listening to someone on the board of directors talk about how much better the game was before free agency and Sportscenter.
 
2014-02-25 10:01:05 PM  

Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.


I don't think the point of making this kid write the paper was to show him up for not knowing who's who in the history of baseball. More just to get the young ones an idea of the proud history the franchise has despite the orioles this kid has known his whole life. He's 19 years old and almost in the big leagues.  He has clearly done something right even if it's not studying a sports almanac.
 
2014-02-25 10:12:42 PM  
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2014-02-25 11:43:35 PM  

balki1867: Frank Robinson was the only Orioles player ever to hit the ball out of the stadium at Memorial Stadium.  For many years the team commemorated it with an orange flag that read 'HERE' above the last row of the bleachers near where the ball left the stadium.

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Fond memories of my dad telling me that the first time he took me to an O's game and I asked what "HERE" meant...
 
2014-02-26 12:40:05 AM  

degenerate-afro: At least you didn't say Easy-E.


Rap died with Easy-E
 
2014-02-26 07:42:28 AM  

Crewmannumber6: He knew who Milt Pappas was though. Funny world.


You had to bring that up.

Can you imagine the run the Reds would have had without that stupid trade?
 
2014-02-26 09:43:38 AM  

Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.


Agreed, & yet there were HOF electors who wouldn't vote him into Cooperstown unanimously in his first year of eligibility because...TRADITION!
 
2014-02-26 10:05:16 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.

I'm going to sound like a complete farking hypocrite, considering where I work, but...

...There is an attitude with baseball that does not exist to nearly the same extent in other sports.  It's this combination of smugness and self-righteousness that baseball is something akin to a religion.  "Oh, you think George Brett was a great Third Baseman?  Well, YOU never saw Eddie Mathews or Jimmy Collins, so get off my lawn!"  You see it every time the Hall of Fame voting comes around.  The hand-wringing and holier-than-thou attitudes are farking insufferable.

/Sometimes I am amazed that kids ever come into my museum, but that's usually after listening to someone on the board of directors talk about how much better the game was before free agency and Sportscenter.


You work for the Hall of Fame???

I hate to throw around terms like "hero," especially with respect to sports.  But you, sir, are my hero.
 
2014-02-26 10:09:12 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: UNC_Samurai: Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.

I'm going to sound like a complete farking hypocrite, considering where I work, but...

...There is an attitude with baseball that does not exist to nearly the same extent in other sports.  It's this combination of smugness and self-righteousness that baseball is something akin to a religion.  "Oh, you think George Brett was a great Third Baseman?  Well, YOU never saw Eddie Mathews or Jimmy Collins, so get off my lawn!"  You see it every time the Hall of Fame voting comes around.  The hand-wringing and holier-than-thou attitudes are farking insufferable.

/Sometimes I am amazed that kids ever come into my museum, but that's usually after listening to someone on the board of directors talk about how much better the game was before free agency and Sportscenter.

You work for the Hall of Fame???

I hate to throw around terms like "hero," especially with respect to sports.  But you, sir, are my hero.


God, no. I wish. No, I'm the collections manager/exhibit designer for the North Carolina Baseball Museum. We're a tiny private museum.
 
2014-02-26 10:27:32 AM  

UNC_Samurai: ToastmasterGeneral: UNC_Samurai: Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.

I'm going to sound like a complete farking hypocrite, considering where I work, but...

...There is an attitude with baseball that does not exist to nearly the same extent in other sports.  It's this combination of smugness and self-righteousness that baseball is something akin to a religion.  "Oh, you think George Brett was a great Third Baseman?  Well, YOU never saw Eddie Mathews or Jimmy Collins, so get off my lawn!"  You see it every time the Hall of Fame voting comes around.  The hand-wringing and holier-than-thou attitudes are farking insufferable.

/Sometimes I am amazed that kids ever come into my museum, but that's usually after listening to someone on the board of directors talk about how much better the game was before free agency and Sportscenter.

You work for the Hall of Fame???

I hate to throw around terms like "hero," especially with respect to sports.  But you, sir, are my hero.

God, no. I wish. No, I'm the collections manager/exhibit designer for the North Carolina Baseball Museum. We're a tiny private museum.


Uh...judges?  Ok, I'm told we can still use the hero tag.
 
2014-02-26 01:23:10 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: UNC_Samurai: ToastmasterGeneral: UNC_Samurai: Cyberluddite: ToastmasterGeneral: As an O's fan, I'd care more if the prospect didn't know who Robinson Cano was.

19 year olds who didn't grow up in the region shouldn't have to know that region's great players.  Even if they're Hall of Famers.

He's not just one of "that region's" great players, he's on the short list of all of baseball's greatest players of the past 50 years.  It's almost as bad as a ballplayer having never heard of Willie Mays or Hank Aaron.

I'm going to sound like a complete farking hypocrite, considering where I work, but...

...There is an attitude with baseball that does not exist to nearly the same extent in other sports.  It's this combination of smugness and self-righteousness that baseball is something akin to a religion.  "Oh, you think George Brett was a great Third Baseman?  Well, YOU never saw Eddie Mathews or Jimmy Collins, so get off my lawn!"  You see it every time the Hall of Fame voting comes around.  The hand-wringing and holier-than-thou attitudes are farking insufferable.

/Sometimes I am amazed that kids ever come into my museum, but that's usually after listening to someone on the board of directors talk about how much better the game was before free agency and Sportscenter.

You work for the Hall of Fame???

I hate to throw around terms like "hero," especially with respect to sports.  But you, sir, are my hero.

God, no. I wish. No, I'm the collections manager/exhibit designer for the North Carolina Baseball Museum. We're a tiny private museum.

Uh...judges?  Ok, I'm told we can still use the hero tag.


got my vote
 
2014-02-26 04:03:40 PM  

neuroflare: degenerate-afro: At least you didn't say Easy-E.

Rap died with Easy-E


Easy-E was a bankroll for better rappers.  He didn't have any real talent, but he did help more talented rappers get their chance.

/Rap died when it started being more about ho's, bling and "I got money. Ya'll haters broke".
 
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