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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:18 pm

    They really need to change the way they elect players into the baseball HOF or I'll straight murder somebody when the Big Hurt gets shut out in a few years.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:20 pm

    None of these guys are hall of famers? Fuck. That.
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    Post by petey on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:41 pm

    Big Hurt is a first-ballot HOFer. The steroid era probably improves his chances actually because I think he played without any suspicion of cheating.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:45 pm

    That's what I think, and I agree, but seeing the names on the 2013 ballot and considering how finnecky voters have been over the years... man
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:05 pm

    "Biggio’s 4,711 career total bases are just one short of Rogers Hornsby’s record of 4,712 among players who primarily played second base in their careers."

    He is fifth all time in doubles, second all time in hit by pitch with 285 and a career walk rate of .107. Should be first ballot.

    I also find it a travesty that Clemens got a higher % on the first ballot than Bonds.
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    Post by raj gibson on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:39 pm

    Yeah, idk. The HOF is messed up (and always has been, although not this badly). They may change the rules a bit after this embarrassment. I don't lose too much sleep over it.

    petey wrote:Big Hurt is a first-ballot HOFer. The steroid era probably improves his chances actually because I think he played without any suspicion of cheating.

    Not only was there no suspicion, but he campaigned for steroid testing while he was still playing. He's about as squeaky-clean as a guy can get on the steroids issue.

    I think him and Maddux will get in first ballot no problem. Maybe Glavine too. Who knows, though, with these nutty writers.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:47 pm

    Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine are pretty much the reason I like baseball.

    I use a term like "travesty" very loosely in reference to the HoF because no one cares.
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    Post by Nick on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:50 pm

    Why do writers have control of this? Who gives a shit what a bunch of schmucks that never played the game think.
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    Post by Nick on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:51 pm

    When you think of the incremental sales these guys will get because they can add "HOF" to their autograph it is insane that "writers" hold the power to deny them this income.
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    Post by yancy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 pm

    The only less meaningful modern sporting institution I can think of would be the cycling hall of fame. Assuming there is such a thing.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:00 pm

    Miss this guy:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8921726/outlawed-pit-bull-keep-mark-buehrle-away-family
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    Post by chrondog on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:14 am

    Trying to figure out how to love baseball to the fullest and not spend all my money this summer but I don't think it'll work



    i was thinking of just grabbing the "Sac Fly" and going to all the weekday evening games after work.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:36 am

    we all gotta do our season picks this weekend guys

    also, if anyone is interested in playing in my Fantasy Baseball league this year let me know, i need more people
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    Post by Guest on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:39 pm

    I'm down Jasper. When is the draft?

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    Post by yancy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:54 am

    Rooting for the Astros this year since they hired a poker buddy as "pro scouting coordinator." One win down, 161 to go!
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:20 am

    wp64 wrote:I'm down Jasper. When is the draft?


    it was Saturday. i just drafted for my other league tonight.

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    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:15 pm

    I'm excited to see Toronto finish a distant third in the AL East.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:48 pm

    the Blue Jays pitching has a chance to be really excellent this season and help them to a first or second place in the division. i think people are downplaying the good chance they completely collapse though. you can't have that many ex-Marlins and that high expectations without odds of an implosion.

    i really enjoyed Obama's tweet today of him in a Sox jacket.

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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:53 pm

    AL WEST: (Los Angeles) Angels of Anaheim
    AL CENTRAL: Cleveland Indians
    AL EAST: Tampa Bay Rayz
    AL WILD CARD 1: Oakland A's
    AL WILD CARD 2: Detroit Tigers

    NL WEST: LA Dodgers
    NL CENTRAL: Cincinnati Reds
    NL EAST: Atlanta Braves
    NL WILD CARD 1: SF Giants
    NL WILD CARD 2: Washington Nats

    i don't like picking the Angels/Dodgers as the two winners of the West but it feels like at some point failing so many times with a huge payroll will eventually pay off.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:59 pm

    gonna be so much shit slinging in the AL Central this year. no team seems great to me but all of them will think they can win the division (except the Twins of course).

    i picked the Indians to A.) go out on a limb when i thought it was a toss up B.) because of Terry Francona C.) because i like their lineup
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    Post by yancy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:37 pm

    Let's see how well I do knowing nothing about baseball, just picking sentimental/irrational faves.

    AL WEST: Astros (poker buddy works for them)
    AL CENTRAL: Tigers (for my Michigan friends)
    AL EAST: Orioles (great logo!)
    AL WILD CARD 1: White Sox (hate the Cubs, but feel the need to root for someone local)
    AL WILD CARD 2: A's (big fan of green)

    NL WEST: Dodgers (saw a photo of Magic Johnson shaking a new player's hand, is he an owner?)
    NL CENTRAL: St. Louis motherfucking Cardinals (childhood fave, also luckiest team on earth)
    NL EAST: Nationals (poker bro is a big fan)
    NL WILD CARD 1: Phillies (deep playoff run might prompt a TGDB appearance ITT)
    NL WILD CARD 2: Brewers (huge soft spot for Wisconsin, awesome state)
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 pm

    yancy wrote:(saw a photo of Magic Johnson shaking a new player's hand, is he an owner?)

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577308483250633906.html
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:24 pm

    This might be the biggest thing I miss about living in America.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:41 pm

    it's only been back for about 8 hours but it already feels like the best thing about America
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:07 pm

    jasperness wrote:it's only been back for about 8 hours but it already feels like the best thing about America
    I realize you have an A's avatar, but this post looks a lot like Sox and Cubs both won Very Happy

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