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" 'Oh, you can have it, Frank,' he'd say generously. 'You can have help at any three positions.'
" Weiss was a reasonable man after all, I'd think. 'Fine, George,' I'd say. 'I'd like Joe Collins for first base. An outfielder, say Hank Bauer. And a catcher. Give us Charlie Silvera.' Then he would say he would call me later.
" 'Sure, let's go over the details.'
" 'I asked for Collins,' I'd remind him.
" 'Now for your outfield,' Weiss would continue, I have just the man—Pierre Ponceby. He's in Class D at the moment, but he's a great long-ball hitter, great speed and a rifle arm.'
" 'What about Hank Bauer?' I'd say.
" 'But George,' I'd protest, 'I wanted Silvera. The guys you're offering are all in the minors.'