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Obviously the attitude of a Stanford man
2008-07-14 00:53
by Bob Timmermann

Ken Rosenthal is not trying to get on Jon's good side.

From his latest column:

Here comes Jed

The Red Sox are not looking for a shortstop to replace Julio Lugo, who is out 4-to-6 weeks with a torn left quadriceps. Jed Lowrie, promoted from Class AAA, will split time with Alex Cora, who is most useful in a limited role.

Lowrie irritated some members of the Red Sox's staff during his first callup with his know-it-all manner — a common criticism of players who attended Stanford, and one that is occasionally tinged with jealousy.

There is no word if Ned Colletti or Joe Torre have ruled out ever acquiring a Stanford player for the Dodgers since "those people" JUST ... DON'T ... LISTEN.

Why can't Lowrie be more like that nice Conor Jackson kid?

2008-07-14 02:33:34
1.   Eric Enders
I've never heard that about players from Stanford. Like everyone else, I've heard it about Mussina specifically, but that's the first time I've heard it about Stanford guys in general.

I bet that Harvard Eddie Grant guy was insufferable. And we know ivy leaguer Lou Gehrig was a pain in the ass.

2008-07-14 04:44:47
2.   D4P
Lowrie and Cora: smartest shortstop platoon in baseball history...?
2008-07-14 10:33:44
3.   Eric Stephen
Did Cora graduate Phi Beta Kappa or something from Miami? Or is Lowrie so smart that any combination would be the smartest? :)
2008-07-14 10:44:07
4.   Bob Timmermann
Peter Gammons just loves to say how "baseball smart" Alex Cora is, although I remember when Cora came up with the Dodgers, Davey Johnson thought Cora was dumb as a box of hammers
2008-07-14 11:58:46
5.   John Hale
I just returned from a group amateur fossil hunting excursion in the badlands of Washington state.

I will now know what to label the "box of hammers" that we used now that I am faced with storing it in my garage.

As usual the Griddle delivers.

2008-07-14 11:59:11
6.   TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
At Stanford, we aren't taught to hit home runs off the gloves of outfielders. But give Alex Cora points for creativity anyway.
2008-07-14 15:35:41
7.   Philip Michaels
"You, sir, have the boorish manners of a Yalie!"
2008-07-14 17:06:23
8.   kirk gibson
At Cal Poly we thought Alex Cora was as dumb as a "box of hammer." And a box of hammer is much dumber than a box of hammers.

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