For late tuners-in, Wally Pipp was the first baseman who reported for duty at Yankee Stadium and asked the trainer for two aspirin. (He had a headache, legend holds.) Manager Miller Huggins told Pipp to take the day off. The guy who started in his stead – Lou Gehrig – started every game for the next 14 years.
We don’t yet know the extent of Jacob Eason’s knee injury. (Georgia coach Kirby Smart said at halftime it was a sprain, as opposed to a tear.) We don’t know how many games he’ll miss, if any. But the vibe at Sanford Stadium on Saturday was that Bulldogs fans wouldn’t be averse to seeing what Jake Fromm, the freshman from Warner Robins and Houston County High, can do.