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Bonds and Jeter: 2021’s Clash of the Titans at Cooperstown

August 19, 20202 Comments

Could we see Baseballs Golden Boy and Fallen Angel on the same stage?

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Ian Kinsler vs. Dustin Pedroia: Two Careers Worth Comparison

April 19, 2020No Comments

Comparing the careers of two second basemen who deserve a closer look.

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Nick Markakis: Generic Brand Greatness

February 29, 2020No Comments

Could 3,000 hits be enough for Nick Markakis?

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Kenny Lofton: The Outfielder that Time Forgot

December 16, 2019No Comments

There have been many worthy players left out of Cooperstown, but one of the more egregious cases may belong to one of the most complete outfielders of a generation.

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Single Issue Voter: An Irritating Trend

November 22, 2019No Comments

Sooo friendly reminder, that it’s only November, and there’s still plenty of time for this article to age badly. I hope it does, because the fact that i’m even writing it is silly, but it’s a major “ism” of mine, and while I have many of these, this one really grinds my gears. This. This […]

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Hall of Fame: Todd Helton would Like Your Attention, Please

November 21, 2019No Comments

While we’re all fawning over Derek Jeter, shaking the tree for Larry Walker, and lamenting over Andruw Jones, we may just be missing one of the most pressing “borderline” cases on the 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot.  Todd Helton is entering his second year on the ballot, having garnered 16.5% of the vote last year.  […]

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Pete Rose: Why (for all it’s flaws) the Hall of Fame doesn’t need him, and shouldn’t take him.

July 20, 20152 Comments

“LET PETE IN! LET PETE IN!..”  The defiant chant from a Cincinnati  crowd as their hero, Pete Rose, took to the field in a pre-game ceremony at the 2015 All-Star Game.  He is a symbol of better times in Reds baseball, when “The Big Red Machine” dominated the game in the 1970s by brute force […]

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