General manager Jack Zduriencik was talking tonight about the early days of his scouting career, and told this story on himself.
"I was at the College World Series, watching Joe Magrane pitch, and St. Louis had their scout, Hub Kittle there," Zduriencik said. "Now Hub Kittle had been in the game 30 years by that time, and I thought I could learn a lot from him.
"Someone introduced us at the hotel that night, and I started the conversation saying something like 'What'd you think of that Magrane kid today?
"Hub looked at me and said, 'That big donkey? Guys like that are a dime a dozen?' I remember thinking I probably had a lot to learn, because I'd really liked Magrane.
"Two days later, St. Louis drafted Magrane."