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joehyuk
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Name: Joseph H. Lee
Location: Chicago
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: November 09, 2011

joehyuk has posted 3 links and 19 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 6 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I saw Maddux pitch 300. It was awesome, especially since my boss is a Giants fan. Shame about the rest of the season though.

Recent Links

An Illini never forgets?: While many were looking forward to a matchup between Kansas and Illinois because of the coaching carousel which will now never occur, bigger fireworks may be in store between Illinois and cinderella UW-M. While coaches and players for Illinois consider it old history, fans, former players, and even reporters are not so ready to forgive and forget Bruce Pearl's actions in regard to an investigation by the NCAA.

posted by joehyuk to basketball at 04:29 PM on March 21 - 7 comments

This Old Cub, a film by his son Jeff Santo, chronicles the life of Ron Santo, former third baseman and current radio broadcaster for the Cubs. Especially in recent years, he has come to be associated with the Cubs even more than Mr. Cub. Part of the reason is undoubtedly that his struggle to get into the Hall of Fame parallels the Cubs failure to return to the World Series. Part of it is the inspiration of his battles and triumphs against diabetes, not only for himself, but for others as well. But really, when it comes down to it, it's because Santo's a fan of the Cubs as much as anyone can be.

posted by joehyuk to baseball at 06:48 AM on March 25 - 3 comments

I made a comment in another thread that, after I made it, seemed to me to be interesting enough to be a post on its own (perhaps with some enhancements). Would it be reasonable for me to post it, or is it too late?

posted by joehyuk to editorial policy at 09:34 PM on March 24 - 12 comments

Is this: a legitimate sport? Sure, something like Fox's The Glutton Bowl is more spectacle than sport, but there are also more legitimate events, a governing body, records to be broken, rankings, a documentary, and ESPN even covers it.

posted by joehyuk to other at 01:23 AM on February 24 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

Franco defying the aging process

While it's impressive that Franco's a productive hitter at his age, I don't think the fact that he's still playing at 47 makes a big difference in evaluating him for the hall of fame. The total number of seasons played, while better than most major leaguers, isn't really unbelievably long. He missed some seasons here and there and his first full season wasn't until he was 24. All told, he's only played 16 full seasons of major league ball (and in quite a few of those seasons, including the last few, he played in 130 games or less). That's why, if you look at the list of players with most games played, Franco barely cracks the top 100. In fact, any argument for durability (except one based on age alone) that applies to Franco would apply to other players who are clearly non-HOFers, such as Steve Finley or B.J. Surhoff. Unless you're arguing they deserve to get in as well. Now, if you look at age alone, then yes, it is impressive that Franco is still playing at age 47. However, again, there are plenty of players who've played until their forties. If you look at this, you'll see that the oldest player for a given year is typically in their early to mid forties. In fact, just last year, Jesse Orosco (who, granted, is a pitcher) played at 46 (which is what Franco's official age for this season is). And looking at that list, you see just as many non-HOFers as HOFers on it. Counting back, out of the last ten players eligible for the hall who played until 46 or later, only four of them (all pitchers) are HOFers. I guess what I'm saying with all this is that while it's impressive that Franco's still playing, it's not unbelievably impressive and it's certainly not HOF-impressive.

posted by joehyuk at 03:17 PM on August 25

How about those not quite as lovable, not quite as legendary, longtime losers - the White Sox?

Maybe more people would feel sympathetic about the White Sox's troubles if they hadn't thrown a World Series.

posted by joehyuk at 09:55 PM on August 17

A cathedral of baseball dies

Yeah, I didn't mean to make fun of you, tieguy. Just wanted to point out Fenway is not unique in its position in baseball history. I suspect there will still be tours of the new Yankee stadium, but I suspect the price may be reduced. (The Giant's park, for example, despite its newness, has tours for $10.) Then again, the Yankees are so arrogant they may even raise prices.

posted by joehyuk at 01:18 PM on July 10

A cathedral of baseball dies

And Yankee Stadium costs $14.

posted by joehyuk at 01:03 PM on July 10

A cathedral of baseball dies

You're right, tieguy. Wrigley Field costs $20 to tour.

posted by joehyuk at 01:00 PM on July 10

USGP SNAFU

So did Ferrari not agree to the change in the expectation that they would then increase the chances of Schumacher winning and climbing back into contention for the championship?

posted by joehyuk at 07:57 PM on June 19

An Illini never forgets?

True. Which is why I thought it was noteworthy that people still feel strongly about this.

posted by joehyuk at 10:39 AM on March 22

Korean baseball cartoons.

A translation for the Cubs cartoon.

posted by joehyuk at 09:42 PM on February 08

First Baseman Way Off Base

Uh, is it just me, or is every single legal expert quoted in that article a Red Sox fan? (With the possible exception of the Professor from Tulsa.) Anyway, I think MLB has already said they consider the ball to be Mientkiewicz's, not that that necessarily means anything.

posted by joehyuk at 05:06 PM on January 23

Yes, I'm a little disappointed he hasn't posted in my new thread yet, let alone been the first one. I guess he found a more fullfilling job.

posted by joehyuk at 04:47 PM on March 25

Sorry. this is the stalker link.

posted by joehyuk at 05:31 AM on March 25

Two first replies to two posts. Samsonov14, are you stalking me? Just joking. But thank you for the words of encouragement. Ditto for everyone else.

posted by joehyuk at 05:28 AM on March 25

Red Sox 2003: the movie

Looks like dashing hopes aren't the only thing the Cubs and Red Sox have in common. This old Cub, a film about Ron Santo, former third baseman and current broadcaster for the Cubs (as well as "the most egregious [omission] ever made by the Baseball Writers Association of America"), was filmed during the 2003 season as well.

posted by joehyuk at 09:24 PM on March 24

Friday Sports Movie Fun!

Best of the Best needs to at least be on the martial arts movie list, if not ranked number one.

posted by joehyuk at 01:13 PM on April 14

But perhaps the very prominence of the wrap-up serves a purpose, as it makes it so that anyone intending to start a new [insert sport here] thread will see that there is already a thread which address the sport.

posted by joehyuk at 09:27 PM on November 20