Been meaning to post something like this for a while, but kept getting sidetracked-
-anyhow, 100 years (and now two months) ago Bob Caruthers died. Some of you know that he's not only my favorite 19th c. player, but also the player of all players who I feel is perhaps most unfairly excluded from the Hall. Whether or not you agree is irrelevant to this thread though, this is just to bring up his name on the belated centennial of his death.
It's pretty nerdy, but I have a framed lithograph of him next to the bed and I've tried- without a great deal of success- to explain to my Swedish girlfriend why Parisian Bob is as important to me as either my or her family members. Not that she wants me to remove him- she understands that for some- to her- unfathomable reason some ancient athlete is as important as my grandparents, so he gets to stay. She's a real catch.
He died August 5, 1911.
Well, that's it... just a shout out to my man. Happy 100 years of after-life Bobby! Say hi to Scissors for me!