Friday, January 06, 2017
Several months ago I picked up an unusual vintage Dodgers doll that you can see above. It was something I had never seen before, and due to my proclivity for the oddball I knew I had to make an attempt to get it. So, I placed a bid and waited. Fortunately, no one else had their eye on it, and I was able to take it home without much competition (and at what appears to be a steal of a price). For about $15 I became the new owner to a "well loved" yet far from mint Brooklyn Dodgers "Bum" doll.
Now this is a Baseball play.
These days it is doubtful anything like the action seen above would happen. First of all, infielders are not expected to perform such acrobatics on the field anymore. Instead, they hug the base and dare the oncoming runner to slide hard. And if the runner does come at the infielder, it is likely that screams of unsportsmanlike conduct will be heard from every medium in the country. Furthermore, a take-out slide, like the one being performed by the nameless Cardinal runner above against Jackie Robinson, just isn't done anymore. Heck, in certain circumstances it is banned.
Photo above via Old Baseball Photos on Twitter. Below are more links to check out: