March 01, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Minnie Minoso, legend to Chicago, and indeed all of baseball, Passes at 92.

posted by Scottymac at 11:28 AM on March 01, 2015

Saw Minoso play at Comiskey when I was a very young child.

Fox and Aparicio were on that team and they got most of the attention when I went, anchoring some quality infield moments.

Hard to see the action as a small kid in those days. All the men had hats on.

And they all stood up whenever Minoso got on base, expecting to see some thievery.

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on March 01, 2015

For me: Minnie + Chicago = This

Now that will be in my head all day.

posted by BoKnows at 01:13 PM on March 01, 2015

I always loved his first name, Orestes. Nobody with a name inspired by Greek mythology could be all bad, and this Red Sox fan enjoyed watching him on TV whenever the White and Red varieties of hose paired up. He was an exciting and colorful personality. RIP.

posted by Howard_T at 05:04 PM on March 01, 2015

posted by rcade at 08:38 PM on March 01, 2015

Finally, I can dunk.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:31 AM on March 02, 2015

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