Joke Of The Day
Anyone who interferes with the ball ...
Pittsburgh infielder Gene Freese recalled a day when first baseman Dick Stuart, nicknamed Dr. Strangeglove, had a particularly trying day. Stuart had missed the first three grounders that came his way, but perfectly speared the fourth. However, in his haste to wave off the pitcher, he slung the ball down the right-field line.
"We'd have had the guy at third," Freese said, "But I was laughing too hard."
Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh couldn't resist a jab at Dick Stuart. After the public address announcer warned fans that "Anyone who interferes with the ball in play will be ejected from the ballpark,"
Murtaugh replied, "I hope Stuart doesn't think that means him."