Kurp ate his Wheaties this morning:Details here. For early Muggsy Spanier, go here.
...a familiar newsroom type – the odd, wryly witty, taciturn, polymathic autodidact. They seem to flourish in particular among the ranks of copy editors and take laconic delight in the arcana of baseball statistics, French irregular verbs, Confederate Army regiments or the early recordings of Muggsy Spanier. They occupy the realm where hobbyist bleeds into reputable amateur authority and, in more serious cases, crank. Most, however, are perfectly harmless, like bloggers.