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Mitchell Below is a freelance writer and copy editor, a lifelong Indians fan and the creator of the blog TribeScribe. A graduate of Ohio State University and recently converted Seattle-ite, he is a member of the Northwest chapter of SABR.
He often wonders what hat size Oscar Gamble wore, and he has it on good authority that "Bull Durham" is the most accurate baseball movie ever made.
You can reach him at tribescribe (at) gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter (@tribescribe) and Facebook.
Hi mate, could you please edit my latest article;
I go back a long ways and remember (even though I was in the womb at the time) Gamble's early days with the Phils. We had two young outfielders that we traded before they became pretty good players in the AL--Gamble and Larry Hisle (a little better). Hadn't thought about LH in ages.
Per Gamble, I looked up his stats, and he did draw more walks than he struck out (for his career), He also played for (in order); Cubs, Phils, Indians, Yanks, W Sox, Padres, Rangers, Yanks and W Sox.
Seems like teams got rid of him quickly, but he always had a new suitor, and two teams brought him back (Yanks and W Sox). So, I can't tell if he was "difficult" or irresistible.
Maybe both, and maybe it was the 'fro that clouded judgment in either direction.
Thanks for becoming a fan. Is that the inimitable Oscar Gamble on your profile page? He had one of the best 'fros' ever, and was a pretty good player as well
Thanks for the edit.
Thanks for the input about including the actual quote. Don't know how that slipped my mind. Also, would be more specific about tightening my sentences? I'd really appreciate it your input.
As for the occasionally lofty style, I like to have more stylistic flexibility with an opinion piece. Perhaps you disagree, but it's just my preference.
Thanks again, Mitchell!
Hey man Thanks a lot for the good words on my article and the edit, much appreciated!!!
Mitchell, thanks a lot for the edits, I really liked what you did with it. You can edit my stuff any time!
Are you or someone else at B/R available to edit my piece. It seems pretty well buried since I stayed up very late to write it.
Would appreciate an edit --i know of a couple spots, anyway, but it doesn't need much --and a much better placement.
hey man, thanks very much for the impressively quick edit, it is greatly appreciated!