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« Reply #75: September 24, 2012, 05:35:53 PM »
Not McMullen.  Brinkman.  Also #11

But the position is the same and the style is the same. Ryan Z is the only other 3B who seems to enjoy charging and bare-handing a ball as much as Kenny Mac.

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« Reply #76: September 24, 2012, 05:45:29 PM »
On the radio today I heard an interesting point that puts into perspective just how long it's really been since a DC baseball team made the postseason.

You see that picture up the thread of Zimmerman and Werth with the Champagne? That celebration could not have occurred when the 1933 Senators won the pennant. Why not? Because Prohibition was still in effect!

I'll have to look it up, but I remember reading, in Gary Sarnoff's great book "The Wrecking Crew of '33", that prohibition ended about the time that FDR took office. Roosevelt called Griff into the White House and asked if the Nats would be serving beer at Griffith Stadium, which the President thought would lift people's spirits. The Old Fox was stumped: MLB had decided to allow beer only at the stadiums that had sold beer before prohibition, and Griffith Stadium had been dry.

I can't remember how Griffith solved that.

(Just remembered: a couple of dunken fans got into their own private fight a few minutes after the Metropolitan Police stopped the great Nats/Yankees brawl during which several hundred fans jumped onto the field to go after the Yankees. New York ownership protested that the DC police had clubbed Yankee players; general sentiment seemed to be that the Yankees got off easy since the fight started when Yankee CF Roy Chapman ran about 15 feet inside the base-line to spike Buddy Myer, who saw that Chapman had ripped the heel off Myer's shoe. Myer slugged Chapman, and then it got interesting. Anyway, Griffith must have started selling beer that season.)

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Re: wiNatitude - The playoff celebration thread
« Reply #77: September 24, 2012, 06:27:59 PM »
I'll have to look it up, but I remember reading, in Gary Sarnoff's great book "The Wrecking Crew of '33", that prohibition ended about the time that FDR took office. Roosevelt called Griff into the White House and asked if the Nats would be serving beer at Griffith Stadium, which the President thought would lift people's spirits. The Old Fox was stumped: MLB had decided to allow beer only at the stadiums that had sold beer before prohibition, and Griffith Stadium had been dry.

I can't remember how Griffith solved that. [...]

The 1933 World Series began on 3rd October; the 21st amendment, ending national Prohibition, was not ratified till 5th December of that year.

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Re: wiNatitude - The playoff celebration thread
« Reply #78: September 24, 2012, 06:33:35 PM »
But the position is the same and the style is the same. Ryan Z is the only other 3B who seems to enjoy charging and bare-handing a ball as much as Kenny Mac.

Stop confusing my fandom with the facts!  ;)  LOL!

When the Nats played at Baltimore in 2010 it was during the year of 1970 WS anniversary.  So the Os had turn back the clock night where the Nats wore grey Senators jerseys.  I bought a replica one with #11 on it!

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Re: wiNatitude - The playoff celebration thread
« Reply #79: September 24, 2012, 10:04:25 PM »
The 1933 World Series began on 3rd October; the 21st amendment, ending national Prohibition, was not ratified till 5th December of that year.

Sarnoff suggests that prohibition ended about midnight on Friday, April 7, 1933. "Pedestrians shouted the words 'Pros It'. Nightclubs, hotels., and restaurants were packed". From the Post, dated April 7, '33. During the celebration, a truck escorted by motorcycle cops took a shipment of beer to the White House.

"Will beer be sold at your ballpark?", FDR asked Griff and John Heydler, president of the National League.

"Griffith said beer had never been sold in the stadium and it wouldn't now. Heydler said his league would permit the operation of bars in the few stadiums that had sold beer prior to Prohibition". [Sarnoff references the Philadelphia Inquirer, Apil 7, 1933]

The two extra fans fighting, after the "war in Griffith Stadium" on April 27th, were not noted as drunk...just both named "George". Sarnoff says that the George who won the fight got arrested...one of three fans arrested for joining the battle.

[Maybe FDR anticipated repeal, or maybe the authorities quit enforcing Prohibition?  I was a history major, but prohibition was not a specialty.]

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Re: wiNatitude - The playoff celebration thread
« Reply #80: September 25, 2012, 12:54:45 PM »
Here's the explanation (from Wikipedia:

The Cullen–Harrison Act, named for its sponsors, Senator Pat Harrison and Representative Thomas H. Cullen, enacted by the United States Congress March 21, 1933 and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt the following day, legalized the sale in the United States of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% (by weight) and wine of similarly low alcohol content, thought to be too low to be intoxicating, effective April 7, 1933. Each state had to pass similar legislation to legalize sale of the low alcohol beverages in that state. Roosevelt had previously sent a short message to Congress requesting such a bill. Sale of even such low alcohol beer had been illegal in the U.S. since Prohibition started in 1920 following the 1919 passage of the Volstead Act.

Throngs gathered outside breweries and taverns for their first legal beer in many years.

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« Reply #82: September 25, 2012, 01:36:40 PM »
Nice gif!

Hmm When I was in college, 18 yr olds could only drink beer that had 3.2% alcohol (Ohio).  The students called it 3.2 pisswater!


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« Reply #84: September 26, 2012, 05:44:31 PM »
Nice gif!

Hmm When I was in college, 18 yr olds could only drink beer that had 3.2% alcohol (Ohio).  The students called it 3.2 pisswater!

I also remember "3.2 beer".

If only the 2012 team had a pitcher with a name like General Crowder.

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