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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Frank Thomas: HOF speech won’t chastise users

He’s Frank.

“There are two guys that (it’s) very sad they aren’t going to the Hall of Fame and that’s Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens,” Thomas said. “When I came into the game, those two guys were the standards as a hitter and a pitcher. You might not know what will happen 50 years from now, 30 years from now, but it doesn’t look good right now (for induction) and I know how great those two guys were.

“You can look at their history. We kind of know when it started for those two guys. For me they were already Hall of Famers. I have much respect for those guys, but they made some bad choices at the end of their careers and they’re going to have to live with it.”

...Thomas’ support of guys like Bonds and Clemens for Hall of Fame recognition isn’t exactly in sync with those already recognized at Cooperstown.

“Talking to the Hall of Famers, they don’t want any guys who had anything to do with PEDs in the Hall of Fame,” Thomas said. “It took a lot to get in to the Hall of Fame so they don’t want any of these guys to ever get in.

“For me, I was one of the biggest, strongest guys the game had ever seen besides Bo Jackson. When I came through, the first seven or eight years nothing could compare. There was nothing that big and strong and then two years later, everybody was passing me up. It happened overnight.”

Repoz Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:05 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JE (Jason) Posted: March 22, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4675296)
But will he chastise Reebok?
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: March 22, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4675307)
10 minute limit on a hall of fame speech? Really? Not that I want a long speech or anything, but I thought these things had a tendency to be significantly longer on average. This isn't some nobody award like the academy awards or Nobel peace prize...this is MLB's hof.

Note: for those with out a sense of humor or ability to detect a weak joke...the second award example was a joke.
   3. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM (#4675308)
Any primates heading up this year? I'll be around. Me and the GF might ride our bikes there, camp out.
   4. Brian White Posted: March 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM (#4675312)
Any primates heading up this year?

I am! I figured if I was to ever go to one, Greg Maddux's induction should be the one I go to.
   5. Sunday silence Posted: March 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM (#4675346)
...because I dont need to hear Linus Pauling or Albert Einstein blathering on for more than ten minutes about time and space or some such bullsh!t.

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