How To Take Out a Catcher, By Ty Cobb

The grim and pointless Buster Posey injury has, of course, served as kindling most flammable for a debate over the ritual abuse of catchers. As for me, when I want to watch football, I watch football. So there.

Still, unsanctioned beatings have an aesthetics to them. Do you prefer the Scott Cousins shoulder-block, or do you prefer the Ty Cobb approach, which, I must assume, is secretly referred to as the “Spikes-High Maximum Shotokan Breadbasket Konk-Smacky.” Or, if you prefer, the “”Spikes-High Maximum Shotokan Breadbasket Konky-Smack!” In either case, regard and dig what Life Magazine purveys …

And the people say: !@#$%&.

(Well meaning and grateful takeout slide: BBTF)




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kick me in the GO NATS
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kick me in the GO NATS
5 years 2 months ago

Man Cobb was a Richard!! (long for something else)

reillocity
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reillocity
5 years 2 months ago

Cobb is quite literally kicking him in the GO NATS.

My echo and bunnymen
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My echo and bunnymen
5 years 2 months ago

Banzai!

Eric
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Eric
5 years 2 months ago

A decade and a half late, I am watching Ken Burns’ “Baseball.” The sections on Cobb are riveting. He really was not a nice man (I am given to understatement).

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