Results for tag: Jack Morris
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jan 6, 2010 at 04:41:42 PM

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT

Andre Dawson, one of the weaker Hall of Fame candidates on this year’s ballot, made it into the Hall, but Bert Blyleven missed by five votes, the same number of blank ballots cast. Roberto Alomar will have to wait, just missing as well. That’s fine, too, so long as the reasons had to do with perceptions of his performance or his expectorating and not because of some phony "no one gets in on the first year" dogma that has no basis in anything except small-mindedness. If you think a player is a Hall of Famer, then vote for him. Otherwise, get over yourself.

Sometimes I look at the dates of Hall of Fame induction and compare them to the players’ death dates. Some of them got decades to enjoy the honor, others just a few years, and of course several

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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jan 4, 2010 at 06:13:58 PM

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
The Pinstriped Bible is proud to present ... 2010. Thank you very much. We take no responsibility for the old year, but since this one will inevitably be better, we’ll happily receive our kudos here and now. And remember, no take-backs on kudos.

The Yankees won the World Series in 2009, of course, and that was a very good thing indeed, but the Yankees won championships in 1932 and 1936 and many other seasons in which people weren’t eating. As such, it would be inappropriate to say that 2009 was a good year, but rather that the Yankees cast a ray of light on what otherwise would have been a total loss.

Red Sox fans, your mileage may vary, but then, if you’re a Red Sox fan, you’re probably not reading the Pinstriped Bible. That’s too bad, because

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