Comments on: 2000+ Games Played For One Team Only This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: What Do You Want from Ducksnorts? | Ducksnorts Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:58:33 +0000 [...] 2000+ Games Played For One Team Only (Baseball-Reference). Tony Gwynn makes an appearance, as do San Diego natives Alan Trammell and Ted Williams. [...]

By: Mike Felber Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:56:13 +0000 I did not hear that John, though Raines was rumored to have slid in at least sometimes with some white powder that was not line chalk!

I agree with the commentary on your last link-how would anyone know his nickname had to do with his physique? If he had actual biscuits in his pockets, that would actually be humorous & less likely to be found insulting. Also, 6' 200 lbs., & clearly had upper body mass-there is just not that much weight left over for an enormous butt. This & the Tarzan comment seems to show how different the standard size, & general & athletic aesthetic was then.

By: John Autin Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:53:38 +0000 P.S. to Mike Felber -- Have you heard about the time that Gates Brown (portly Tigers backup in the '60s & '70s) slid into second base and came up with mustard & ketchup smeared all over his pants? He'd been eating a hot dog in the dugout, not expecting to be called upon, and when he was tabbed to hit he just stuck the frank down his pants.

Bill Freehan tells this story in his diary of the '69 season, "Behind the Mask."

By: John Autin Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:49:48 +0000 @94, Mike Felber -- Alas for me, I did, indeed, think you were being sarcastic and sort of putting me down for posting the bit about Biscuit Pants. I did try to have fun with my reply, though, so I'm glad you did find it amusing. (No sarcasm intended!!!)

I seem to be not so good at discerning sarcasm from sincerity in online commentary. Usually I err in the other directions, taking seriously something that the writer meant as sarcasm. Perhaps my latest goof was an unconscious attempt to be "a more balanced person." In any case -- I must do better.


By: Mike Felber Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:21:38 +0000 Mr. Austin: I would like to believe that you were not miffed & just joking around, but I honesty am unsure. If so, that was well wrought.

Forgive my density, but IF you mistook my words as any sort of critique, I have no indication why. You reported facts of interest, I was not even jesting: I actually guessed that this devoted mama's boy would have biscuit(s) from her in his pants early on, & thus acquired said moniker.

I could see how you might think I was kidding, but I was not. Even a joke there would not imply any dig at you! Though I see no rational cause for you to have interpreted my post as sarcastic or mean spirited.

By: John Autin Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:37:54 +0000 @89, Mike Felber --

Kind Sir,

Thank you for notifying me that the quote I posted about the origin of "Biscuit Pants" did not meet your standards of pithiness and originality.

Please know that I am deeply chagrined by my failure. As you surely have surmised, each of my posts is crafted with the sole aim of earning your approval and esteem; but in this instance, I have fallen well short of the prize. I must redouble my efforts.

But perhaps I have misunderstood you. I confess, my mood was one of puzzlement whilst reading the clause, "because he an actual biscuit or 3 in his pants," which seemed (to my untutored eye) to lack a necessary verb. But no; it must be that my own petty resentment has blinded me to the subtle brilliance of that turn of phrase. And so, once more, you teach me that I ... must ... do ... BETTER!

I am fortunate, indeed, to have such a devoted instructor. With deepest gratitude, I remain,

Most sincerely,

John Autin

By: Yippeeyappee Sat, 15 Jan 2011 23:30:29 +0000 Looks like this inspired a game at (or was it the other way around?)

By: SocraticGadfly Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:18:00 +0000 @78 Jeff ... yeah, I gave the list a bit of a cursory read.

Interesting that they're all from the same big-big market team, too.

By: Jeff J. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:14:13 +0000 @37

The top 5 are supposedly

Bagwell/Biggio 2029
Santo/Billy Williams 2015
Trammell/Whitaker 1918
Brett/Frank White 1915
Clemente/Maz 1879

By: Mike Felber Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:01:21 +0000 Really John? I would have guessed that it was because he an actual biscuit or 3 in his pants courtesy of his adored mama.