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#2361 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 01:07 PM

Donald Sutherland, 88.



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Posted 20 June 2024 - 01:44 PM

Donald Sutherland, 88.

 

RIP, Oddball.  Still one of my favorite movies.



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Posted 20 June 2024 - 04:34 PM

I dunno. I wouldn’t include Rose in a short list of greatest living position players because he lacked range at basically every position he played (save for the first couple seasons in his career where he primarily played OF). 

 

Bench, Rickey Henderson, Junior, Trout…

 

I’m cool with omitting the PED users from this discussion, btw. 

 

 

ETA - removed Joe Morgan from the list. (RIP)

One guy I think we all overlooked is Rod Carew. Career .328 hitter with six batting crowns to his credit, including .388 in 1977. Not a ton of power (only 92 career HR), but overall one of the best hitters of his or any other generation.



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Posted 22 June 2024 - 03:34 PM

Particularly Unitas. Just as everything he touched on the field turned to gold, everything he touched off the field turned to manure. I believe he had to file for bankruptcy at least once.

I don't know what Mays' financial situation was, but both he and Mickey Mantle were both banned from baseball for a time.


Right.

Mays and Mantle were banned because they had jobs with a casino in Atlantic City. I think they had PR gigs.
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Posted 22 June 2024 - 03:35 PM

One guy I think we all overlooked is Rod Carew. Career .328 hitter with six batting crowns to his credit, including .388 in 1977. Not a ton of power (only 92 career HR), but overall one of the best hitters of his or any other generation.


Carew was the best pure Hitter I ever saw.

However, he wasn't noted as a very strong defender.
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Posted 22 June 2024 - 10:44 PM

Carew was the best pure Hitter I ever saw.

However, he wasn't noted as a very strong defender.

 

(I was born in CT) My dad asked me what team I wanted to see play the Red Sox at Fenway back in the spring of '77. 'The Twins! I want to see Rod Carew!' 

 

I mean, I was 6. 

 

So we wound up going to a double header in May at Fenway. The Twins swept both games, and Carew had like 17 hits. Well no, but I just looked it up - he had 7 hits.  5 for 6 in game one and 2 for 5 in game two. 

 

Only one XBH though. That's why the new generation of nerds hate Carew and Gwynn. 


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Posted 23 June 2024 - 05:08 AM

(I was born in CT) My dad asked me what team I wanted to see play the Red Sox at Fenway back in the spring of '77. 'The Twins! I want to see Rod Carew!'

I mean, I was 6.

So we wound up going to a double header in May at Fenway. The Twins swept both games, and Carew had like 17 hits. Well no, but I just looked it up - he had 7 hits. 5 for 6 in game one and 2 for 5 in game two.

Only one XBH though. That's why the new generation of nerds hate Carew and Gwynn.

Great story.

Excellent choice by the six year old CJ.

That's the season Carew flirted with .400 and wound up with 239 hits!

Plus, you and your dad didn't have to leave after the first game & pay to come back for the second game.
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Posted 23 June 2024 - 09:59 AM

Great story.

Excellent choice by the six year old CJ.

That's the season Carew flirted with .400 and wound up with 239 hits!

Plus, you and your dad didn't have to leave after the first game & pay to come back for the second game.

People remember Gene Mauch for blowing the 1964 pennant with the Phillies, but how in the hell did he not win with that team? 



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Posted 23 June 2024 - 10:31 AM

People remember Gene Mauch for blowing the 1964 pennant with the Phillies, but how in the hell did he not win with that team?


Good observation.

Mauch just couldn't win pennants I guess.
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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:55 AM

Carew had the best bat control I ever saw.  He could exploit what the pitcher was giving him and make it pay off as well as anyone.

I always felt like he could hit more homeruns but his job was to get on base.  His career OBP was near .400.

Incredibly tough to strike out.


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Posted 29 June 2024 - 09:13 AM

MLB Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, 86. 



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Posted 29 June 2024 - 11:27 AM

Martin Mull... good character actor.



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Posted 11 July 2024 - 06:38 PM

Shelly Duvall, 75. Best known for her role opposite Jack Nicholson in The Shining.



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Posted 13 July 2024 - 04:28 PM

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 96.

 

Fitness guru Richard Simmons, 76.



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Posted 13 July 2024 - 06:33 PM

Tough couple of days recently.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:13 AM

Actress Shannen Doherty, 53
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Posted Yesterday, 09:56 AM

Jacoby Jones

 



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Posted Yesterday, 10:17 AM

Damn that's awful




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