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Jose Cardenal

Eligible in 1986

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 17, 2006 at 07:15 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 17, 2006 at 07:18 PM (#2179661)
Best afro: Cardenal or Gamble?

Discuss.
   2. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 17, 2006 at 07:24 PM (#2179670)
Jose Cardenal was Eddie Vedder's favorite player when Vedder was a kid. That's got to be worth an extra 5 career Win Shares.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 17, 2006 at 07:34 PM (#2179688)
Jose Cardenal was Eddie Vedder's favorite player when Vedder was a kid.

So is Eddie really singing "Even Fro'?" ;-)
   4. sunnyday2 Posted: September 17, 2006 at 07:56 PM (#2179737)
He had some good years, but:

Made the majors at age 19, became a regular at 21. Had the following OPS+ to start his career while playing CF.

87-109-83-101-89-104-90-88

Then did an Andre Dawson: Moved to the Cubs and to RF. Had 5 straight years of ?100 OPS+, but never over 125. That doesn't quite rate a "yippee" from a RFer. Career 102. He did steal some bases.

How the hell did this guy get 2000 games and 7600 AB+BB?
   5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: September 17, 2006 at 09:05 PM (#2179821)
So is Eddie really singing "Even Fro'?" ;-)

That's awesome.
   6. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 17, 2006 at 10:18 PM (#2179893)
That's awesome.

Now, if Eddie's idol had been Willie McCovey, then it would have been "Weaven Fro'." :-D

I thought about mentioning Willie's toupee on his own thread, but decided against it in case he or his family happened to view it. It didn't seem like the proper honor for him.
   7. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: September 17, 2006 at 11:24 PM (#2179930)
Maybe if by some miracle a certain catcher catches a bunch of votes and gets elected along with Stretch, it'll be the Quincy-Toupee election?
   8. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 17, 2006 at 11:30 PM (#2179932)
Maybe if by some miracle a certain catcher catches a bunch of votes and gets elected along with Stretch, it'll be the Quincy-Toupee election?

lol

I guarantee you that if by chance that would happen, that wont be my headline for the election results. :-D
   9. sunnyday2 Posted: September 18, 2006 at 12:26 AM (#2179980)
Well, how about Toupee-Trouppe?
   10. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 18, 2006 at 12:45 AM (#2179997)
Well, how about Toupee-Trouppe?

Not even that one, Marc. :-)

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