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The Big Decision
  by Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature

In the post about the off-season Jay Seaver made a comment that I think was correct;

I’m only half-joking when I say that the biggest hole the Red Sox have to fill for 2019 is in the booth - now that they know Remy won’t be going on the road and Dennis Eckersley is not inclined to, they really ...

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Posted: December 12, 2018 at 10:56 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Atlanta Braves
  by SoSH U at work

We’re down to just two parks remaining. We’re tucking this one at the very back because I don’t have a lot to say about it. I was going to invite Sam into provide some insight, but I don’t know how long the banhammer fell on him.

SunTrust (I think that’s right) is the youngest ballpark ...

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Posted: December 03, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - White Sox voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

All right, we’ve got three ballparks remaining, and I want to get this finished in the slim chance the lights go off.

We’ve got five choices for the home of the White Sox. None is Guaranteed Rate Field.

Choose 1)
A) Bill Veeck Field
B) Comiskey Park
C) South Side Yard
D) South Side Stadium
E) ...

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Posted: November 19, 2018 at 10:14 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Chicago White Sox
  by SoSH U at work

The latest ballpark to undergo a name change, dumping the harmless U.S. Cellular (which did provide a pretty good nickname, the Cell) to the ridiculous Guaranteed Rate Field, complete with its downward trending arrow. G-Rate Field, as absolutely nobody calls it, is the closest thing to a home park ...

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Posted: November 05, 2018 at 08:40 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1948 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1948 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 November 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a ...

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Posted: October 26, 2018 at 11:19 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1948 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to our 1948 Most Meritorious Player Stan Musial!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Stan Musial	118	8	6
Lou Boudreau	111	8	1
Ted Williams	105	8	1
Harry Brecheen	87	8	0
Joe DiMaggio	78	8	0
Johnny Sain	71	7	0
Johnny Mize	55	6	0
Bob Elliott	42	5	0
Ken Keltner	29	3	0
Ralph Kiner	28	4	0
Hal ...
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Posted: October 08, 2018 at 10:09 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1948 Discussion
  by DL from MN

The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Braves in the World Series. The Negro American League folded.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Stan Musial		46.2		11.1
Lou Boudreau		34.5		10.4
Ted Williams		38.7		8.5
Johnny Mize		29.6		6.6
Ralph Kiner		29.5		6.1
Bob Elliott		27.4		6.5
Joe ...
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Posted: September 28, 2018 at 01:12 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Dodgers voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

This one’s simple enough. The existing name, or it’s long-time alt handle.

A) Chavez Ravine
B) Dodger Stadium

Next up: The new name grates.

Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Los Angeles Dodgers
  by SoSH U at work

Another older gem. Even before I made my maiden visit two weeks ago, it was a ballpark I could identify immediately the moment the game was turned on, even absent any Dodger blue or the guy in the Ecuadorian* straw hat who used to stand behind home plate with the JUGS Gun.

The layout, once more ...

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Posted: September 18, 2018 at 09:06 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1946 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Ted Williams, the unanimous MMP of 1946!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ted Williams	105	7	7
Stan Musial	94	7	0
Hal Newhouser	88	7	0
Bob Feller	76	6	0
Hank Greenberg	68	7	0
Johnny Pesky	37	4	0
Dizzy Trout	33	4	0
Howie Pollet	32	4	0
Charlie Keller	32	4	0
Josh Gibson	25	2	0
Johnny ...
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Posted: September 07, 2018 at 04:12 PM

 

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