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32 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Whoever voted against him is a jerk, and my hero, simultaneously.  

Somebody didn’t vote for Ripken.

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23 minutes ago, tntoriole said:

130.4 WAR to Jeter’s 72.  8 batting titles. First induction class in Hall of Fame. 

#1 and #2 seem really clear cut to me

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30 minutes ago, atomic said:

I don’t care about unanimous but voting against him seems stupid just to keep him from being unanimous.

Never said that my feelings about the Yankees were rational.  And I would have proudly kept any and all entrants to the HOF from being unanimous.  Is Jeter better than Ty Cobb (98 percent) or Babe Ruth (95 percent) Honus Wagner  (95 percent) or Christy Mathewson (85 percent) or Walter Johnson 83 percent?  Or Cy Young not making it his first year of eligibility? Unanimous votes are just this modern media and generation’s own narcissism. 

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If you were starting a franchise, would you rather have Jeter or Walker?

They’re rWAR and fWAR are both almost identical but Jeter played in 750 more games. 

I really don’t care that Jeter has 5 rings.  He played on great teams while Walker did not.

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And it’s BS that Schilling still isn’t in but he’ll be in next year.  I’m starting to think Clemens and Bonds don’t make it.

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2 minutes ago, ArtVanDelay said:

And it’s BS that Schilling still isn’t in but he’ll be in next year.  I’m starting to think Clemens and Bonds don’t make it.

I think this round of voting shows they didn't cull enough out of touch voters.

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I think this round of voting shows they didn't cull enough out of touch voters.

When Maddux and Griffey didn't get 100%, that was enough for me to say there needed to be even more of a purge.

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I think this round of voting shows they didn't cull enough out of touch voters.

Omar Vizquel is going to be a HOFer before Barry Bonds.

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

The show was a Jeter slobberfest.   Made me ill, actually.    Costas: “you could create an argument that Jeter wasn’t the greatest shortstop of all time.”     Yes, but you couldn’t create any reasonable argument that he was the greatest shortstop of all time.   

So they didn't highlight Jeter as the junior Hall of Famer in the newly elected duo?

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86. Larry Walker (17) 72.7 L
87. Mike Trout (9, 27) 72.5 R
88. Derek Jeter (20) 72.4 R

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Maybe its a inside joke of the voters? Not to allow someone to be unanimous, maybe to keep alive the notion that you can't say that one particular player is the best player of all time and deserving of the unanimous vote. Kind of like saying "it don't matter if you're Jeter, Ripken, Maddux, or Griffey, if Aaron, Mantle, and Mays weren't unanimous, no one is unanimous.

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Just now, ScGO's said:

Maybe its a inside joke of the voters? Not to allow someone to be unanimous, maybe to keep alive the notion that you can't say that one particular player is the best player of all time and deserving of the unanimous vote. Kind of like saying "it don't matter if you're Jeter, Ripken, Maddux, or Griffey, if Aaron, Mantle, and Mays weren't unanimous, no one is unanimous.

Except the part where Rivera was unanimous.

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6 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Except the part where Rivera was unanimous.

Ahh, but no position player is unanimous

 

 

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Just now, ScGO's said:

Ahh, but no position player is unanimous

 

 

That is true.

My guess is Jeter lost that one guy's vote when he faked getting hit by a pitch.

Cheater.

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