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Friday, January 25, 2019

With Barry Bonds in limbo, will Buster Posey be Giants’ next Hall of Famer?

SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame announcement day has become a bitter one for much of the Bay Area. It’s increasingly clear that Barry Bonds will not get the votes needed for enshrinement before his time on the ballot is up, and with Jeff Kent also lagging, it’s hard for Giants fans to get too excited this time of year.

That should change pretty soon, though. Bruce Bochy is a lock to make it as a manager, and at some point shortly after Bochy retires, he will be giving a speech in Cooperstown. One of Bochy’s players should follow him, too.

While Tim Lincecum had the spectacular peak and Madison Bumgarner has the legendary postseason success, the current face of the franchise is the best bet to finally give Giants fans a reason to celebrate induction day.

Granted, with the last few decades in Giants history being what they were, there aren’t exactly a large number of feasible candidates.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 02:14 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, buster posey, giants, hall of fame

Alex Rodriguez: ‘Of course’ Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds deserve Hall of Fame

Alex Rodriguez, who again acknowledged his past “mistakes” involving performance-enhancing drugs, believes Barry Bonds and former New York Yankees teammate Roger Clemens deserve to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“Of course I want them to get in, because that would mean that I have an opportunity to get in one day,” Rodriguez told ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday.

A-Rod, who is an analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, retired after the 2016 season and would first be eligible for Hall induction in 2022.

As our British friends would put it, Mandy Rice-Davies Applies.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 02:14 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, barry bonds, hall of fame, roger clemens

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Barry Bonds now has the No. 1 Black Miniature Schnauzer in America

There are a bunch of numbers associated with Barry Bonds. Like 25—his uniform number—or 762, the number of homers he hit in his career. It’s time a learn a new one: No. 1, the ranking that the American Kennel Club gave Bonds’ Black Miniature Schnauzer, Apollo. Oh yeah, and Bonds has the No. 3-ranked Black Miniature Schnauzer in Apollo’s sister, Bonnie.

Those are some really good looking dogs.  But the headline has one thing wrong, he doesn’t have it all yet because he’s still not inducted into the HOF.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Funhouse Mirrors, Colorado Peaks, and Looking the Part: A 2019 HOF Ballot

Forget saves. When it comes to assessing value, saves are about as accurate as a fun-house mirror.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Avid Barry Bonds Collector Has Amassed 5,000 Examples Of The Same Card

To describe Greg Mirmelli as a diehard, fanatical, or a rabid Barry Bonds fan would be an understatement. Over the past five years, he has amassed 5,000—count ’em!—1986 Topps Traded Barry Bonds rookie cards.

“I’m pretty sure there is no other person in the world that has that many,” the 45-year-old, Miami Beach realtor and parking lot operator told me.

I think that is a fair assumption.

jmurph Posted: November 19, 2018 at 02:45 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, baseball cards, collecting

 

 

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