Pitching Deity, Dapper Gent: Old Hoss RadbournPosted: July 11, 2012
I don’t know if any of you guys have seen Old Hoss Radbourn’s “Twitter” account but it’s simply brilliant. Old Hoss (Real name Charley) was a pitcher waaaaay back in my Nana’s day, 1881-1891. He actually wasn’t bad either with a .32 HR/9 innings posted with the Beaneaters is in 1886. Oh right…Deadball era. That ol’ thang. Either way someone brilliant decided to come up with a twitter for him and if you’re a baseball fan then this is even more funny.
“In my day an ‘All Star Catcher’ was prepared to handle everything from hand grenades to mortar fire, let alone a puny knuckle-ball”
“Scribes today: I am going to Kansas City. I hope I find a good BBQ! Scribes in my day: I am going to Kansas City. I hope I do not die of the plague”
“I remember watching W. Whitman hit a daisy cutter up the middle to win the 1882 Celebrity Softball Game”
“How many points does a Batsmen get for hitting and maiming one of the outfield churls?”
Brilliant tweeting my man. Brilliant.