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  1. Tony, your “way forward” was incredibly prescient.
  2. True, and it’s not like he wasn’t a good player. Just not a great one.
  3. You seem to have a hard time with reading comprehension.
  4. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/bruce-zimmermann-is-a-fast-rising-oriole-who-believes-in-science/ He gives a lot of credit to Chris Holt and talks about his experience at Driveline.
  5. Honestly, I hadn’t remembered that it took that long. Some others like Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Sparky Anderson made it much faster after they retired. On the other hand, Whitey Herzog was retired for 20 years before he made it.
  6. Just saw the head of the Army Corps of Engineers describe these makeshift hospitals they are putting in convention centers etc. What an impressive guy. Makes me proud to be an American.
  7. I mean, he’s in the Hall of Fame despite having a relatively short managerial career. I’d say he got his due.
  8. All these guys had long careers. Total plate appearances: Yaz 13992 Aaron 13941 Mays 12496 Robinson 11742 Kaline 11596 Clemente 10212 Mantle 9907 Anyway, I wasn’t arguing that Kaline was as good as the others (though I’d certainly put him in Yaz’s class). Just pointing out what a great crop of outfielders that era produced.
  9. Deservedly so. But you don’t hear him mentioned much these days. 92 WAR, 29th all time. He played in the same era as Mays, Mantle, Aaron, Robinson, Clemente and Yastrzemski. Amazing group of outfielders who all debuted between 1951 and 1961. There have been 16 outfielders who achieved 90+ WAR, and 7 of them debuted in an 11 year period.
  10. Palmer did pretty well against Kaline, who hit .217/.321/.370 off him. But Kaline has become an underrated player over time. You never really hear much about him. He was an outstanding two-way player who was a 15-time all star and 10-time Gold Glover. Players like that don’t grow on trees.
  11. What Brooks was to the Orioles, Kaline was to the Tigers. Great player and a humble, unassuming guy.
  12. Why distinguish their salaries from everyone else’s on the team? They would all be saved in that situation. And I hope that doesn’t happen. I won’t feel the slightest bit good about the O’s not having to pay Davis and Cobb if that means there’s no baseball this year.
  13. Late to the party — welcome to the Back Nine, Tony!
  14. Played both, liked APBA better. I also played a game that used a spinner instead of dice. Each player had a multi-colored disk that fit over the spinner. If it was a high average hitter, a larger percentage of the circumference would be whatever color represented a single, etc. Can’t remember the name but for some reason I associate the game with Lefty O’Doul. Edit: It was All-Star Baseball: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3157/all-star-baseball “Designed by former major league player Ethan Allen and introduced in 1941, All-Star Baseball became one of the most popular sports games of all time. The game is essentially a batting simulation of major league baseball, built around a spinner and player disks that are divided into sections in such a manner that a hitter has the probabilty of reproducing his real-life statistics in such important categories as home runs, triples, doubles, singles, walks, and strikeouts. In general, the game follows the basic rules of major league baseball. Teams are created from the player disks supplied with the game (often a mix of current players and all-time greats such as Babe Ruth) and from player disks for other seasons published separately. The team at bats places the appropriate player disk on the spinner, spins, and reads off the resulting number. The game does not attempt to realistically simulate pitching and defense. Thus a hitter's result from a time at bat is not affected by the opposing pitcher or the defensive prowess of the fielder to whom the ball may be hit, although the player in the field on some play outcomes is required to spin a second spinner to determine the advancement of base runners and other certain details. Results of each play are recorded on the field using plastic pegs for the base runners, while runs and outs are tallied on a rotating scoreboard. Cumulative runs scored are tallied on paper score sheets. Strategy discs are included that enable plays like sacrifice flies, stealing bases, bunting, hit and run, etc. The team with the most runs after nine innings (or extra innings, if needed) is the winner.
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