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Curt Schilling Newsbeat
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
How did Pete Alexander dominate the Yankees in the 1926 World Series when he was with the Cardinals despite being drunk? The answer to that question dispels a myth and reveals the different circumstances of professional baseball at the time. Quite simply, Alexander was not drunk when he entered Game Seven of the ‘26 Series in relief.
On Billy Hamilton: The athlete who’s the first to do something well usually seems remarkable. If they do it well enough, they can be startling to the senses. Babe Ruth was the first man to regularly swing for the fences and make good on his intentions. The tall farmboy Cy Young was the first to throw the baseball really hard overhand. In track and field, Jesse Owens was the first to combine blazing speed with incredible natural strength. Wilt Chamberlain was the first man so tall who was not clumsy and awkward, who was so unusually gifted that he seemed like a freak from another planet. It was Dr. J who made the dunk an art, and Micheal Jordan made soaring toward the basket a thing of ballet-like beauty. Today, Steph Curry is the first man to make shooting long-range jumpers look simple.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
So if pitchers who strike out a lot of batters while walking few tend to be very good, is the converse always true? Are pitchers with lousy K/BB ratios… lousy?
(Jerry Crasnick bears no responsibility for any of this)
Thursday, January 05, 2017
In this fight it’s kinda tough to tell which pig is which.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Jerry Crasnick does a pretty good job recapping the Curt Schilling Hall of Fame controversy.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Henry Druschel judges Curt Schilling’s character. Who appointed him the Church Lady of the Church of Baseball?
Sunday, December 18, 2016
I’m not convinced Schilling’s career was a Hall of Fame one. If, however, you’ve voted for Schilling in the past (or have a system which says he’s a Hall of Famer) and decided not to vote for him for the dumb things he says on Twitter, you might need to have your vote (and children) taken away.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Baseball players make adjustments throughout their careers, whether it is adding a new pitch, moving to a new position, or changing their mechanics. I believe the same is required of Hall of Fame voters as the game evolves, so to that end, I modernize my own voting process.
Monday, November 14, 2016
“One of the 20-25 greatest hitters to ever step in the box. When he played the outfield, he looked like a man trying to remember where he left his keys.”
“The HOF is populated by cheaters, gamblers, racists, drunks, and abusers of women. It’s also filled with kind, decent, generous men. One’s view on where Schilling lands on this character spectrum is irrelevant when assessing his qualifications as a player.”
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