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OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby redneckofsc » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:02 pm

Does Pudge get in the Hall of Fame, and if so, is he a first ballot?


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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:09 pm

How is this even a question? He's going in 1st ballot with plenty of room to spare.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby pup » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Only question is if they think he took the needle.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:39 pm

And "they" are the biggest bunch of arrogant tools ever to gather in a room since the reign of Charles I.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby bookelly » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:54 pm

If it's not unanimous whomever didn't vote for him should be fired.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:01 pm

bookelly wrote:If it's not unanimous whomever didn't vote for him should be fired.


True, but if Ricky wasn't unanimous then I don't think it ever happens.

But yeah, the question is silly. He's absolutely a first ballot HOFer.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby bookelly » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:11 pm

I thought Ripken was unanimous...nope 98.5% Tom Seaver leads with 98.8%

Here's the complete list;

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/First_Ballot_Hall_of_Famer

I bet the 1% are guys who have a personal grudge. "He didn't call on me during that 43rd press conference in 1985." AKA - Asshats.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:18 pm

I believe any record set before integration should have a big fat asterisk next to it.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby redneckofsc » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:22 pm

I have never understood how guys like Ripken, Seaver, Aaron, Schmidt, etc weren't unanimous.

I can see Ryan (only a .526 win %) or Cobb (racist asshole) or Ruth (womanizer) or Rickey, but Ripken and Seaver? WTF
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:35 pm

redneckofsc wrote:I have never understood how guys like Ripken, Seaver, Aaron, Schmidt, etc weren't unanimous.

I can see Ryan (only a .526 win %) or Cobb (racist asshole) or Ruth (womanizer) or Rickey, but Ripken and Seaver? WTF


I agree with you, but I'm interested in what would go in Rickey's parethesis that you neglected that would explain why it's reasonable that he wasn't unanimous.

Something like Rickey (talked about himself in the third person).

Just curious.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:39 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
redneckofsc wrote:I have never understood how guys like Ripken, Seaver, Aaron, Schmidt, etc weren't unanimous.

I can see Ryan (only a .526 win %) or Cobb (racist asshole) or Ruth (womanizer) or Rickey, but Ripken and Seaver? WTF


I agree with you, but I'm interested in what would go in Rickey's parethesis that you neglected that would explain why it's reasonable that he wasn't unanimous.

Something like Rickey (talked about himself in the third person).

Just curious.


5% rule pretty much explains it. Always a jag-off writer that can't seperate a personal grudge from the field of play.

And Pup is most correct here concerning Pudge. Never been proven, but the guy did have one of those off seasons where suddenly he put on a ton of "muscle."

Guys out there that have a real bug up their ass about this stuff.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:41 pm

"First ballot Hall of Famer" is a little trickier than it used to be. There's a lot of guys waiting to get in that should've made it in long ago. Still, when you're one of the ten greatest ever at your position, you should definitely make it in first ballot.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby redneckofsc » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:08 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
redneckofsc wrote:I have never understood how guys like Ripken, Seaver, Aaron, Schmidt, etc weren't unanimous.

I can see Ryan (only a .526 win %) or Cobb (racist asshole) or Ruth (womanizer) or Rickey, but Ripken and Seaver? WTF


I agree with you, but I'm interested in what would go in Rickey's parethesis that you neglected that would explain why it's reasonable that he wasn't unanimous.

Something like Rickey (talked about himself in the third person).

Just curious.



Just the fact that he was so ecotistical, (ie standing next to Lou Brock and saying "I am the greatest of all time")....might have rubbed some voters the wrong way.

But Ripken on the other hand, I have never hard anything negative at all about him. He is one of the nicest, humble guys to every play the game
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:14 pm

redneckofsc wrote:But Ripken on the other hand, I have never hard anything negative at all about him. He is one of the nicest, humble guys to every play the game

They don't put "nice" and "humble" on the HOF bust. There are players who had better careers than Ripken that were assholes. Does that make them less of a HOFer than him? No, but they'll garner a lower percentage of votes. Conversely, some asshole writer would use my argument of "other better players" to not have voted for him on the 1st go round.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby pup » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:08 am

The argument you always hear is there is a handful of these old farts that say "If Babe Ruth didn't get 100%, nobody should" and never vote for a guy in his first year.

And that old fart probably has a protege that will follow suit.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby bookelly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:36 am

pup wrote:The argument you always hear is there is a handful of these old farts that say "If Babe Ruth didn't get 100%, nobody should" and never vote for a guy in his first year.

And that old fart probably has a protege that will follow suit.


I agree. There's the curmudgeon factor. Again...asshats.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby Jumbo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:09 am

You don't have to wait until Pudge is up to identify who the true idiots/a-holes are. It's in 2014, when Maddux is up for the first ballot.

BTW, next year's vote is the most interesting...ever?

You've got a couple of guys who each have a solid base of support (Morris, Bagwell, Smith, Raines) and a few Hall of Very Good players who won't quite make it (Trammell, Martinez, McGriff, Walker, Murphy, B. Williams). Biggio, Piazza, and Schilling are on there for the first time.

And then there's these guys:
McGwire
Palmeiro
Bonds
Clemens
Piazza
Sosa

...and, lastly, a few Cleveland sentimental favorits in Lofton and Sandy.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby redneckofsc » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:32 am

Palmeiro will never get in.

I highly doubt McGwire gets in since he was a one dimensional player and a known steroids user.

Sosa likely won't get in.

I still think Clemens gets in.

Piazza likely gets in.

Bonds is going to be the real test.
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Re: OT: Pudge Rodriguez

Unread postby Jumbo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:46 am

redneckofsc wrote:Palmeiro will never get in.

I highly doubt McGwire gets in since he was a one dimensional player and a known steroids user.

Sosa likely won't get in.

I still think Clemens gets in.

Piazza likely gets in.

Bonds is going to be the real test.


IF Clemens is in, Bonds is in. He might not get there immediately, but I think he will eventually.

I meant to delete Piazza from that second list, since I don't actually remember him being on the suspect list for roids. In any case, he's in.

That's the problem with the steroids era...it would make sense that Piazza is a PED guy, but I'm not aware of any actual evidence to that effect. So I end up agnostic, and apply a strike (and not a total disqualification) against steroids guys. YMMV.
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