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Nobody inducted to BB HOF

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by LatinMind, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    lol, bonda sosa clemens were snubbed. I for one am happy. The closest one was craig biggio 39 votes short of being inducted.
  2. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    I heard on radio that it was Dale Murphy's final attempt for the HOF.
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Biggio deserves the HOF....he was a great player.
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    He was very good. I wouldnt call him great tho.
  5. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    I think it was BS Piazza didn't get in. Really I'm on the side of the "it's just a museum" arguememt. All these guys that got snubbed already having various artifacts in Cooperstown so just give them a plaque.
  6. StanleySpadowski

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    There will be three inductees, it's just that they're all coming from the Veteran's Committee.

    I was really hoping Biggio would make it so he could be the "star" for the weekend as next year, when I think he makes it, has Maddux who may challenge Seaver's % record. Was going to take a few people up for his induction.
  7. crazytown41

    crazytown41 Well-Known Member

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    Bonds & Clemens were HOF before they were juicing.

    Surprised Schilling didn't make it though. Was there a better big game pitcher than him when he was pitching?
  8. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    Schilling was bigger in the PED scene than than either Bonds or Clemens. They were simply users while Schilling actually encouraged it in teammates.

    Plus his number are rather pedestrian.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Has there ever been a more overstated act of toughness than the bloody sock?

    The guy had a freakin boo boo
  10. Kangaroo

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    I am a huge Dale Murphy fan and grew up a Braves fan he does not deserve the Hall of Fame. Yes it hurts to say that he was such a good player on such a crappy team
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Little OT but I've never really cared for the HOF voting system. Or at least some of the voter's mindsets.

    I think it was when Tony Gwynn was up for nomination, an absolute hall of fame player no doubt, and there were guys who wouldn't vote for him based on some stupid principle that no player should be unanimous because Babe Ruth (maybe some other player, can't quite remember) didn't get a unanimous vote.

    Basically saying, "Because some idiot didn't vote the greatest player of all time, I'm going to be an idiot and make sure that a player who absolutely deserves to go doesn't get a unanimous vote".
  12. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    He was probably the best 2nd baseman in the national league during his playing days. He was one of the best power leadoff hitters of all-time.

    He ranks near the top in baseball history in doubles and hit by pitch. He is also the only player to make the all-star game as a catcher and 2nd baseman.

    Biggio was great....but then again, I shouldn't be surprised that you would argue the point, that is just how you have been since I have been on this forum.
  13. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    craig biggio is one of the toughest , talented, pure players i've ever seen.

    started his career as a catcher..played outfield and second base..

    he played baseball like pete rose.

    20 years of great memories.
  14. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Biggio should have made it, but he will next year.

    Piazza should get in eventually, probably within a few years.

    I "think" Dale has one more year left to get in, but I don't think he will or should.
  15. Diogenes

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    Agree on all three.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not saying who does or does not belong, but I SO love that baseball does not have some mandatory minimum number that has to get in each year. It makes it so much more real to me.

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