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JeffH

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #901 on: September 22, 2017, 12:49:44 pm »
I don't think it has been mentioned anywhere else...did anyone else see how jacked Alfonso Soriano was when the cameras showed him in Tampa?

I can't even think of a comp...but his upper body was massive...

Yeah, that was ridiculous.
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #902 on: October 27, 2017, 01:11:51 am »
Baseball by BSmile‏ @BSmile  5h5 hours ago
Great view of Forbes Field during the 1960 #WorldSeries from atop the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning building! #MLB #Pirates
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #903 on: October 29, 2017, 10:03:02 am »
Quote from: Otherwise boring ESPN article
For this World Series, Houston has an oversized replica of an old-time locomotive simply known as "The Train" that moves along a track about 90 feet above left field when the hometown Astros hit a home run or win a game.
The train has been there for years, probably since the ballpark opened.

Ron Santo thought the train was carrying a load of pumpkins.  Pat Hughes said something like "No, Ron, this is Minute Maid Park.  Those are oranges".
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #904 on: December 24, 2017, 08:22:40 am »
Courtesy Bleacher Nation

https://youtu.be/1NiSpQPfmI4

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #905 on: December 24, 2017, 04:48:20 pm »
An interesting analysis of whether Sammy Sosa should be considered for the HOF that argues "his legacy is unfairly tarnished."

https://www.si.com/mlb/20...osa-hall-fame-ballot-2018

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« Reply #906 on: December 24, 2017, 06:01:03 pm »
An interesting analysis of whether Sammy Sosa should be considered for the HOF that argues "his legacy is unfairly tarnished."

https://www.si.com/mlb/20...osa-hall-fame-ballot-2018

A somewhat different view from Yankees writer Randy Miller

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Sammy Sosa, OF
Age: 49 (50 on Nov. 12, 2018)

Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Career statistics: .273 average, 9,896 AB, 1,475 runs, 2,408 hits, 379 doubles, 45 triples, 609 HR, 1,667 RBIs, 234 SB, 107 CS, 929 BB, 2,306 K, 2,354 games, 58.8 WAR in 18 seasons with Texas Rangers (1989, 2007), Chicago White Sox (1990-91), Chicago Cubs (1991-2004) and Baltimore Orioles (2005).

Postseason statistics: .245 average, 53 AB, 8 runs, 13 hits, 3 doubles, 0 triple, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 SB, 2 CS, 13 BB, 17 K, 15 games in three series.

Achievements: 1998 NL MVP; 1998 Roberto Clemente Award; 1999 Hank Aaron Award; 7 All-Star Games (1995, 1998-2002, 2004); 6 Silver Sluggers (1995, 1998-2002); 9th all-time in homers; 29th all-time in RBIs; 39th all-time in total bases (4,704); 43rd all-time in slugging percentage (.534); 77th all-time in runs; 100th all-time in games.

My ballot: No vote.

Explanation: I admit being caught up in the excitement of Mark McGwire and Sosa beating Roger Marisí 61 in 61 as much as anyone in 1998, but both cheated their way to breaking the single-season home run record. I never voted for McGwire, who has been off the ballot for two years after 10 misses, and I never voted for Sosa, who hasnít come close to getting in (probably because heís a double cheater as a guy who also was caught using a corked bat).


The lengthy column lists his feelings on all of the 2018 candidates.


http://www.nj.com/yankees...lled_out_my_2018_bal.html
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #907 on: December 24, 2017, 06:03:46 pm »
If anybody doesn't remember how to defeat that type of paywall:

As soon as the article begins to appear refresh your screen.

Ron

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #908 on: December 24, 2017, 06:13:12 pm »
A somewhat different view from Yankees writer Randy Miller


The lengthy column lists his feelings on all of the 2018 candidates.

To be clear, the Sports Illustrated article does not argue that Sammy should be in the HOF, but rather that his accomplishments are not being fairly appreciated. 

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #909 on: December 24, 2017, 08:29:33 pm »
A somewhat different view from Yankees writer Randy Miller


The lengthy column lists his feelings on all of the 2018 candidates.


http://www.nj.com/yankees...lled_out_my_2018_bal.html

One of the worst HOF ballots ever.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #910 on: December 26, 2017, 09:15:20 am »
Great Kerry Wood story by MLB.com's Joe Posnanski that includes video highlights of his 20 K game and his final appearance at Wrigley

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My favorite part of the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is that it offers a chance to remember not just the great players, but some of the good ones, too. As we begin our daily player-by-player breakdown of the 33 names on the Hall of Fame ballot -- which will take us all the way to election day on Jan. 24 -- let's go back to May 6, 1998, and a 20-year-old kid making his fifth Major League start.

https://www.mlb.com/news/...ull-of-swings/c-264007854

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #911 on: December 26, 2017, 09:48:53 am »
Great Kerry Wood story by MLB.com's Joe Posnanski that includes video highlights of his 20 K game and his final appearance at Wrigley

https://www.mlb.com/news/...ull-of-swings/c-264007854


The video of Kerry striking out Dayan Viceido shows him being pulled from the game by bench coach Jamie Quirk.  Dale Sveum had been ejected earlier.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #912 on: December 26, 2017, 12:29:01 pm »
I'm not sure if it was mentioned before, but 30 for 30 podcast did a great one on getting lights on Wrigley. 

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #913 on: December 27, 2017, 05:31:06 pm »
Eric Chesterton makes a case for Carlos Zambrano being elected to the Hall Of Fame.

Who is he? - Eric Chesterton writes about the Philadelphia Phillies for Today's Knuckleball. He also writes for SB Nation's The Good Phight. He lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and can be found on Twitter @CF_Larue.

I hope he does not have a vote as here are his reasons:

Tied for seventh all-time for home runs by a pitcher
He was an early and avid internet user
He always wanted to stay in the game
He threw the only neutral site no-hitter in MLB history
He can probably still pitch today

If you want a good laugh here's the full article

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/12/17/263692146/heres-why-carlos-zambrano-should-be-in-the-hall-of-fame?tcid=tw_article_263692146



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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #914 on: December 27, 2017, 05:39:17 pm »
Is there a "head case" wing in the Hall of Fame?  He'd be a great fit for that.