Comments on: Derek Holland has 4 shutouts and a 4.14 ERA This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Timmy p Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:49:42 +0000 @70 I’ve suspected Timmy was actually a friend of mine, who for 15 years has hounded me to give up my baseball obsession. Having a baseball obsession is a healthy habit to have, and I would never suggest, to even my worst enemy that they should give up baseball.

By: Timmy p Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:39:39 +0000 I went to Google maps and looked up Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY expecting to see dead bodies and chalk outlines, but actually it didn't look too bad. Must have been a slow day when the Google car rolled through.

By: Dukeofflatbush Wed, 03 Aug 2011 04:13:11 +0000 At Timmy

Yes I am in Brooklyn with my family.
It includes a cat and an unhatched duck egg.
My neighborhood watch is quite secretive, but I will allow this, as much as it pains me, we were the ones to solve the Snider caper, rendering him the criminal you now parade around this site.

By: Dukeofflatbush Wed, 03 Aug 2011 04:08:52 +0000 JT
When I first came across Timmy, I found his posts a bit condescending in a way that bothered me. The reason for that, is he took on this ridiculous persona to poke fun at our little baseball clique in a way that bordered on trolling. What bothered me further, is he had some pretty smart guys hooked, lined and sinkered into his inane comments. It pained me, when one of our own, would painfully explain to Timmy something he obviously understands but allows his Timmy persona to play dumb.
He obviously is a pretty smart guy and darn funny too. Its hard to stay mad at a guy who mentions phone calls to himself in between posts.
But in all honestly, I’ve suspected Timmy was actually a friend of mine, who for 15 years has hounded me to give up my baseball obsession. I still haven’t ruled this out. But he seems to bother everyone equally, so I’m not sure.
Then when he started quoting Orwell, Einstein, Heisenburg, I admittedly was getting reeled in too.
But then he pulled the curtain back on his Corrolios Effect nonsense and revealed he was using it to prove a larger point actually related to baseball; which is anyone can employ arcane science to explain or back their agenda.
WELL, after that, I guess I just enjoy bobbing and weaving with him that much more.

By: Dukeofflatbush Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:20:58 +0000 Richard Chester,
You have some of the coolest tidbits to offer here, try to come up with some more. I'd love to hear/read them.
I can think of a few plays where a player or manager had an ump overturn a call.
Supposedly, Evers, complained to an ump the week before 'Merkle's Boner' about a similar play, and 'influenced' the the same ump's decision on the Merkle play.
Also, less not forget the wily Billy Martin's role in George Brett's "PINE-TAR" game. I think of that as one of the most shrewd managerial maneuvers in the history of the game; if the story I've heard is true- and that is: Brett's bat and its Pine Tar limit was pointed out to Martin a few days before and he, instead of riling George and having his bat essentially not changed, waits for something to happen, just to nullify it.
We miss you Billy.

By: Dukeofflatbush Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:03:46 +0000 John Autin,

how does this keep happening.

JT, I'm digesting your nugget. Thanx.

The extra p is for....
Error! Marlins take the lead.

I'll get to you in a minute TPP

By: Richard Chester Wed, 03 Aug 2011 01:44:01 +0000 @63

I know of one other occasion where the player influenced the official scorer. On June 17, 1942 Paul Waner came to bat with 2,999 career hits. He hit a ground ball to Eddie Joost which was misplayed and scored as a base hit. Waner did not think so but was able to attract the attention of the scorer and vigorously shook his head. The scorer complied and changed the hit to an error.

By: Timmy p Tue, 02 Aug 2011 23:36:29 +0000 @57 Duke, you actually live in Brooklyn? With your family? Are you part of a neighborhood watch group?

By: Johnny Twisto Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:27:28 +0000 Reminds me of the Timmy P lampost on the corner of Idiot and Shame in Yahoo Nebraska.

I have rarely laughed as hard as I have at some of your posts in the past couple months. I think it took the emergence of Tim Pe for you to really blossom on this board. He has pushed you to heights no one thought possible. He is the McCartney to your Lennon, the Big Boi to your Andre Benjamin. Dare I say, the Hitler to your Churchill? To the neophyte, your two personalities may appear to be in constant conflict and friction. But with time, one comes to realize how your respective posts complement and even enhance the other's, creating performance art of the very finest quality. BRAVO, gentlemen! I say, a hearty BRAVO!

By: Richard Chester Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:16:19 +0000 @63

I posted that blog from memory. Subsequently I did research under Today in Baseball History on BR and This Day in Baseball on Rizzuto's grounder was in the third inning and was first scored as an error by scorer John Drebinger of the NY Times. His colleague in the press box, Dan Daniel, convinced him to change the scoring to a hit. Then in the 6th inning when it looked like Trucks might get a no-hitter Drebinger had a change of heart and contacted Pesky via a phone from the press box to the dugout. The game took place on 8/25/52.