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FOLLOWING CHICAGO's loss to L.A. in Game 3 of the NLDS, an unidentified player took out his anger on a water pipe, flooding the Cubs' dugout. Plumbing the history books reveals that baseball has always been a game of wrenches.
• 1919: Broken pipe causes water-pressure problems in White Sox clubhouse. Ragamuffin newsboy calls plaintively to outfielder Jackson, "Say it ain't low, Joe."
• 1929: Toilet bursts in Yankees dugout. Says Lou Gehrig, "I consider myself the yuckiest man on the face of the earth."
• 1938: All but one urinal working in Ebbets Field clubhouse. Says Leo Durocher, "Nice guys finish fast."
• 1960: Faulty faucet in Cubs dugout. An excited Ernie Banks says, "Let's spray two!"
• 1978: A Yankees star loses temper over slow drain, then apologizes. Admits Reggie Jackson, "I'm the boor who slurred the sink."
• 1998: Accused of clogging a Cards' clubhouse toilet, a defensive Mark McGwire says, "I'm not here to talk about what's passed."