Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Skitz Lid

Not much on field news, but I got my new Biscuits hat.

Called a "Spring Melt" cap, it was available from New Era's European website or from a couple sellers on eBay. I saw it and asked the Biscuit Basket if there were plans to carry it, however the head of the team shop had never heard of it and googled it while we were on the phone! They hadn't seen it before and said it wasn't available for them to order from New Era here in the states.

No plans to add it at the Biscuit Basket and only available online from Europe? It sounded shady to me but I logged in and risked it, sending about 30 British pounds for the cap. It arrived in ten days and looks pretty happenin.

So if you cant do without one and want to trust the international shipping, it sounds like the only way to get it!

The team has twice tweeted the youtube link to new manager Brady Williams phone comments.
So uh, nothing drastic in terms of facts going public. Even the front office has to recycle a little!

Feb 11 1905
The Montgomery Baseball Club reorganizes, with E.E.Winters as president and treasurer.

Winters listed as gen mgr
Winters is the general manager of the cities main streetcar operator, the Montgomery Traction Co. For the streetcar
company, having a baseball team playing in nearby parks generated a steady summer income carrying fans to and from afternoon games.

Pickett Springs was a popular destination for tourists and travelers as well as locals, drawn to the theater and casino.

casino and theater report 1904-5

Molesworth won a batting title w/Mgm
Also run by Winters, the entertainment district of the early 1900s was swept up in baseball fever. Pickett Springs Athletic Park quickly became home to the Montgomery Senators, led by popular outfielder Carlton Molesworth.

This change in leadership comes just a year after Traction Co head WH Raglan purchased the team and made considerable improvements to Athletic Park.

However Raglan stepped down from the streetcar company and the baseball team, perhaps forcing the sale of the team - the Little Rock entrepreneur changed jobs more often than suits in the early 1900s!


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