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2016 HOF Ballot / Griffey Jr. & Piazza Elected


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#401 BSLMikeRandall

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 12:42 PM

Stan Musial was clean.

 
Nah. He definitely would put sugar in his Wheaties.


After the rigors of fighting in the war, making it through a baseball season was a piece of cake. Just like if he was taking greenies, or hgh. :)
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:56 AM

Sports on Earth: Junior Was Next Best to A Mays
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 10:26 AM

Brian Roberts co hosted "Inside Pitch" yesterday on MLB Radio and told a few great Griffey stories, I'll make it short:

 

When he and Tim Raines Jr were at the O's minor league facility (remember, it wasn't the same as the Major League, it was 2.5 hours away at the time), the Reds were there one day and Raines was going to walk over to say hi to Griffey, so B rob tagged along. Griffey asked them what size they were, and a few days later sent over a ton of gear for Roberts and Raines. Brian said he always did that for young players when he got to "veteran status" so to speak. 

 

The second story was after his 2005 elbow injury he went to Cincy to have Dr Kremchek do his surgery..Griffey was actually checking out after hamstring surgery as B Rob was coming in. After Roberts' surgery the next day, Griffey called to check on him. Thought that was pretty cool. 

 

Always nice to put a human side to these guys. 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:22 AM

My coolest memory of Griffey was going to an O's game in I believe 1993. 9 years old. Late in the game, 8th or 9th inning, bases were loaded with Griffey up to bat. I don't recall the pitcher but he threw a wild pitch, runners moved up, run scored. Very next pitch Griffey put one on Eutaw Street and pimped it like he did in "Little Big League". So I missed seeing my first live grand slam by a wild pitch.

 

I'm pretty sure the clip they have shown a lot while talking about him the last few days where he's in the teal jersey, and it's a day game clearly at Camden given the background...I'm pretty certain that was that home run.

 

Probably my favorite non-oriole as a kid. When baseball gloves had used to have a players signature in them I had a Griffey glove. 

 

I don't recall much personally about Piazza, being in the NL and all. But I remember his homer after 9/11. Even if he accomplished nothing else in his career, that moment will live forever. 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:30 AM

My coolest memory of Griffey was going to an O's game in I believe 1993. 9 years old. Late in the game, 8th or 9th inning, bases were loaded with Griffey up to bat. I don't recall the pitcher but he threw a wild pitch, runners moved up, run scored. Very next pitch Griffey put one on Eutaw Street and pimped it like he did in "Little Big League". So I missed seeing my first live grand slam by a wild pitch.

 

I'm pretty sure the clip they have shown a lot while talking about him the last few days where he's in the teal jersey, and it's a day game clearly at Camden given the background...I'm pretty certain that was that home run.

 

Probably my favorite non-oriole as a kid. When baseball gloves had used to have a players signature in them I had a Griffey glove. 

 

I don't recall much personally about Piazza, being in the NL and all. But I remember his homer after 9/11. Even if he accomplished nothing else in his career, that moment will live forever. 

Brad Pennington. 

 

Bad times. 

But to your point, Griffey was amazing in his prime. He and Bonds are by far the best players I've ever seen. 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:31 AM

My favorite non O of all time. Used to collect his cards when I was into cards as a kid. Think I probably still have about 150-200 of his cards at my parents house somewhere.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

Junior made wearing your hat backwards cool.
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM

Junior made wearing your hat backwards cool.

Dude, I used to wear my hat backwards and had a hoop earring back in the early 90s. 

 

Picture it. 

 

Actually, don't. 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:29 PM

Dude, I used to wear my hat backwards and had a hoop earring back in the early 90s.

Picture it.

Actually, don't.


Not a day goes by when I ask myself how you ever got laid Beaner.
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:33 PM

Not a day goes by when I ask myself how you ever got laid Beaner.

And my wife is pretty hot too. 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:19 PM

My favorite moment is when he caught that Lou Collins would-be homer to make the playoffs.

 

That Twins coach was such a little douche.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:07 PM

Not a day goes by when I ask myself how you ever got laid Beaner.

 

He learned to play the odds...  


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan





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