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bankshot1

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3900 on: November 25, 2020, 02:58:53 PM »

Sorry to spoil your party - I think 38 gets into the HOF soon.

Given who else is in there with political foibles, it's hard to see a consistent reason to keep him out.

Not that I find the HoF voters to be especially consistent.

And there's the rub. NO SPORTSWRITER should be involved with putting players in the HOF.

Especially those who can not see that putting someone as indecent a person, as bigoted, as racist, and as narcissistic as this one. The excuse of saying "given who else is in there" is just that. An excuse. There is no need to perpetuate mistakes that have been made in the past.

We've had this discussion a few billion times and you've never made a case that there is a more impartial or less conflicted body or learned body to judge a player's worthiness to enter the HoF.

Because you can't.

Schilling's politics are abhorent and he seems from what little I know of him to be a racist-fascsit nut, which, may or may not trigger the BB writers to vote against him on the basis of his breaching the HoF's "character" clause.

which reads: "voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played."

As I recall during his playing days the greatest knock on the guy was he liked the spotlght and the microphone too much. His politics as far as I know during his playing days were never an issue. And as far as I know the other big character issue which has kept other guys out, PEDS, is not a factor with Schilling.

as an aside without the character issue, IMO he should probably get in, but I'm still not sure how I'd vote.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3901 on: November 25, 2020, 03:24:47 PM »

https://view.mail.mlblists.com/messages/1606320199668644534f0345c/raw

But speaking of baseball and character issues and the HoF, today I got this from MLB and one of their partners



This may trigger another one of your favorite arguments.

You may find a more sympathetic ear.

MLB's hypocrisy is pretty funny.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3902 on: November 25, 2020, 04:27:30 PM »

Time to let Shoeless Joe and Clueless Pete into the Hall!
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« Reply #3903 on: November 25, 2020, 05:50:50 PM »

I'm sure there are far worse people than Curt Schilling in the HOF.
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« Reply #3904 on: November 25, 2020, 06:55:10 PM »

I'm sure there are far worse people than Curt Schilling in the HOF.

Perpetuating wrongs doesn't make a right.

He doesn't belong.

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« Reply #3905 on: November 28, 2020, 06:40:33 PM »

I'm sure there are far worse people than Curt Schilling in the HOF.

Heh

Yessss...

Some that word stripes and others that should have.
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« Reply #3906 on: December 03, 2020, 11:49:52 AM »

Bet the Mets sign Kyle Schwarber.
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« Reply #3907 on: December 03, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »

https://www.pitcherlist.com/why-curt-schilling-has-no-place-in-cooperstown/

Excellent piece on why "Red-light" Schilling needs to be allowed by the BBWAA to fade to black. Unrepentant racists have no place in the HOF.
Ty Cobb?
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« Reply #3908 on: December 03, 2020, 02:34:18 PM »

UNO reading  baseball stuff from grad students now

heh
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« Reply #3909 on: December 03, 2020, 05:27:17 PM »

https://www.pitcherlist.com/why-curt-schilling-has-no-place-in-cooperstown/

Excellent piece on why "Red-light" Schilling needs to be allowed by the BBWAA to fade to black. Unrepentant racists have no place in the HOF.
Ty Cobb?

Damage done. But more damage doesn't have to be done.
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« Reply #3910 on: December 03, 2020, 05:28:23 PM »

UNO reading  baseball stuff from grad students now

heh

Kid, while still learning to read, has yet to reach graduate level.
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« Reply #3911 on: December 07, 2020, 05:09:50 PM »

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« Reply #3912 on: December 07, 2020, 06:49:20 PM »

RIP Dick Allen
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« Reply #3913 on: December 07, 2020, 07:05:29 PM »

RIP Dick Allen
A ton of talent.A shame he had to play in front of those racist fans in Philly in the 60'S
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« Reply #3914 on: December 07, 2020, 07:22:10 PM »

Richie could freakin hit.

Loved the specs as well
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