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You're With Me, Leather

Earlier, I was leafing through my copy of the original Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract and I came across a story I'd long since forgotten.

Joe DiMaggio was a rookie centerfielder for the Yankees and sort of cocky about his defensive ability. He would take a shallow position against a number of opposition hitters, particularly Hank Greenberg, telling his teammate, starting pitcher Lefty Gomez, "Don't worry. I'm going to make them forget about Tris Speaker." So then Greenberg drove a triple straight over DiMaggio's head to deeeeeep, dead center. "Roomie," said Gomez, "you keep playing Greenberg shallow and you're going to make them forget Lefty Gomez."

And, just to relate this post to the Washington Nationals, Nook Logan. That is all.