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Offline Jeff

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MLB 2014
« on: January 8, 2014, 01:30 PM »
(ps. can't forget to include the usual MN-homerism HOF voting rant here for Jack Morris  - '91 game seven is still the greatest game of baseball I have ever had the chance to watch.  8))

Last chance for Black Jack... and it doesn't look good. :(

Having Maddux on the ballot next year (355 Ws, 3371 Ks, 3.16 ERA) will really drive the PED point home for Clemens (354 Ws, 4672 Ks, 3.12 ERA) since Maddux is basically Clemens without the steroid revival (those extra three Cy Youngs).  I'm sure Clemens will be pissed next January when Maddux is a first ballot HOFer and he's still sitting on the couch waiting for the call.  :P


I'll guess Maddux, Glavine, Thomas, and Biggio get in today.  Maddux will lead the votes and Biggio will sneak in with a 76-77ish number.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 8, 2014, 01:37 PM »
I think you are spot on except I still don't think Morris is a HOFer.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 8, 2014, 02:08 PM »
Ouch for Biggio.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 8, 2014, 02:12 PM »
Biggio = 74.8%, just missed it.  Maybe (probably) next year.

Interesting to see Clemens/Bonds lose votes this year... 
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 12:17 PM »
Chris Davis banned 25 games

It's AMAZING how no athlete has ever ACTUALLY taken a performance enhancing drug.  Every single one of them just took Adderall and failed their drug test, regardless of what sport we're talking about.  Never mind that Davis went from an average hitter to a league leader in HR's between 2012 and 2013... he's just got ADHD.

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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2014, 02:55 PM »
I saw this bumped and thought for sure it was going to be Giancarlo getting plunked in the face by a pitch...  :(
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 03:07 PM »
That is why I think intentionally hitting guys has no place in baseball. NOW I DON'T THINK THIS WAS INTENTIONAL. However, just the fact that something like that can happen should stop any pitcher from going that route.

Doesn't help that my all time favorite player as a kid, Kirby Puckett, was forced into early retirement thanks to being hit in the eye.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #7 on: October 5, 2014, 11:33 PM »
KC vs. Baltimore. Just like all the experts predicted at the beginning of the year.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #8 on: October 6, 2014, 07:53 AM »
KC vs. Baltimore. Just like all the experts predicted at the beginning of the year.

Hard to believe the Tigers and Angels got so thoroughly whipped via sweeps. You cannot predict these best of 5 series.

Even harder to believe this is Baltimore without Manny Machado and Chris Davis.
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Re: MLB 2014
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 11:46 PM »
I was rooting for KC, but hard not to enjoy watching Bumgarner do what he did. Wow!
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