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What garbage! Bob Gibson NEVER pitched the third game of a World Series and I can prove it. Another bum?
posted by rchugh at 04:06 PM on August 03
The pension should be raised for all who need help. They need to "means test" to see who the truly needed are. You probably don't want to see the pensions raised for Joe Montana and Steve Young. They made big bucks and surely are comfortably fixed. By the way, my monthly social security is $120.00. It should calculate to more than $400. a month but Uncle Sam has others ways to get you. He got me.
posted by rchugh at 03:38 PM on May 11
People look at Delgado or Reyes and think they are black. The are black but not Americans. The whole African-American label is ludicrous. I have a friend whose father was Egyptian, why isn't he African-American (his heritage is African and now he's an American). It's like the long list of peoples under the label "hispanic". Just as dumb. I noticed "Brazilian" was missing from the group only because they speak Portuguese instead of Spanish. Dumb!
posted by rchugh at 05:57 PM on March 15
There is an awful lot of misinformation already written above. Pete Rose was not even close to being the only player who hustled consistently. Enos (Country) Slaughter of the Cardinals always ran to first base on a walk or hip but the scribes took it for granted. Pete had a press agent touting him, Enos didn't. Joe Jackson was never accused of betting on baseball; he was banned for not reporting the knowledge that some of his teammates were planing to "throw" the 1919 world series. Joe Jackson was worlds more talented than Rose; many claimed at the time that he was the best natural hitter ever (in the era of Giants like Cobb, Speaker, Sisler, Lajoie, etc.)
posted by rchugh at 12:18 PM on December 20
As a Cardinals fan I watched Bagwell a lot (he used to kill us). he should get in the hof, probably not on the first ballot although like many other special honors that has been badly diluted (Ozzie Smith, a first ballot guy: not if his name had been Harold Smith). Bags hit for average and power, ran well and played good defense until his body began to betray him. He'll get in and he should.
posted by rchugh at 01:18 PM on December 17
Like the NL, it's all about the home runs.
posted by rchugh at 02:19 PM on November 21
First time ever I've heard Barney Schultz quoted as an authority . We all remember Barney as such a deep thinker.
posted by rchugh at 08:00 AM on November 21
Those stats don't show average with men in scoring position (especially with two outs) and they neglect to mention the big no-no - strikeouts. You can't help your team much when you do not put the ball into play. Howard struck out 181 times compared to Puhols' 50 times (amazing stat in itself for a slugger). Puhols defines most valuable. Did anyone mention his game winning homers, most since Mays.
posted by rchugh at 07:05 PM on November 20
If you put much stock in this stuff you might well conclude that Yadier Molina of the Cardinals is by far a better hitter than A-Rod, or am I the only one that didn't know that?
posted by rchugh at 04:07 PM on November 02
I agree about Suppan. He works hard but only fools the foolish. Does give a lot of innings but also a lot of runs. The Cardinals score a lot of runs and field behind him. Not everywhere he might go in the A.L. will be like that. But he will be vastly overpaid based on the weird market for pitchers. Albert Puhols would kill him.
posted by rchugh at 04:31 PM on November 01
Zzzzzzzz. You might have slept through it but both game 1 and game 2 had exciting 9th innnings. A well placed hit in either inning could have tied or won the game for the eventual loser. Well pitched games but still exciting.
posted by rchugh at 08:08 AM on October 25
The Cardinals aren't close to the worst team to ever be in a world series. In fact, they lost the world series to the worst team to ever appear, at least in my lifetime, in 1985.
posted by rchugh at 02:56 PM on October 23
don't know where everyone gets Puhols @ 14 million. the st. louis papers say he is 3rd highest paid player on cardinals (10 million) behind Edmonds and Rolen (both overpaid by comparison). Prince Albert is the best hitter in a cardinal uniform since Stan the Man, without question. And he's pushing Stan; give him six more years and we'll elevate him to even (never thought I would say those words in my lifetime).
posted by rchugh at 11:44 AM on July 15
Puhols isn't really about records. He is just a great hitter. Watching him often I sometimes pity the pitcher who gets him out too easily in his first at-bat. You can almost see Albert thinking about the at-bat. The next time up: BANG. St. Louis has been richly blessed. Stan the Man and Albert the Great in one lifetime.
posted by rchugh at 11:33 AM on June 04
giggles for sure. Henry Aaron the greatest player ever! giggle, giggle. come now, be serious for just a moment. he has fifty home runs more than Babe Ruth in only 4000 more at bats. very impressive! of course, he hit only .305 compared to Ruth's .342 but so what?
posted by rchugh at 12:48 PM on May 25
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