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Postby metsfan1969 » Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:08 am

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Postby DieHardCubbie » Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:52 am

I know Pee Wee Reese was also called the little colonel....but the little general :-?
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Postby Zoob » Tue Mar 11, 2003 3:10 am

Billy Southworth was one of baseball's greatest managers. He was also known as "Billy the kid" :*)
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Postby dinocam » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:35 am

Gene Mauch was known as 'the little general'<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by metsfan1969 on Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:53 pm EST.</span>
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Postby metsfan1969 » Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:54 pm

Actually there were two I would have accepted. Gene Mauch was one, Joe Morgan was the other. Not sure about Billy Southworth.

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Postby Zoob » Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:58 pm

Not sure about Billy Southworth

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Postby metsfan1969 » Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:11 pm

Hmmm....what was steeeeerike 1?
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Postby Zoob » Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:11 am

Steeeeeeeeerike 1 was http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... php?t=3927

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Postby Arlo » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:31 am

Just a couple quick thoughts:

By the very nature of baseball history, some questions will be a bit ambiguous. Other times the person asking a question will be looking for a specific answer and thereby overlook another possible interpretation (see the 'nice play' question :-) ). Such things will probably happen to everyone at some point, no matter how careful we are. Nobody's perfect.

Nicknames in general (and I'm not talking about this particular question) are a bit tricky. You'll find all sorts of 'documented' nicknames that fans of a player wouldn't recognize; yearbooks and media guides are particularly notorious for this. Would a nickname in a yearbook be a valid answer to a question, even if a player never answered to that name? Sometimes you'll simply run into judgment calls, and it's probably best to give the person asking the question the benefit of the doubt, not strikes.

As to the 'what a blast!' question, I'm not sure where the problem is. The question is clearly worded, and the answer is both unambiguous and documented. Plus, it reminds us of a player who receives far too little credit these days...
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Postby metsfan1969 » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:57 am

Actually, Arlo, I think Zoob is reflecting upon himself just a bit (I'm sure he will correct me if I'm wrong here). A swing and a miss, however dishonorable it may seem, is still a swing and, as I teach my Little Leaguers, you can't get a hit if you don't step up to the plate and swing! :-D .

Of course, I may be wrong and he just may not like my questions..... :-]
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