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Friday, July 20, 2012

Rolling Stone: Epstein: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts Make Hall of Fame Picks

Jack Morris? Thurman Munson? More reasons rock dudes should stick to covering The Unbelievable Uglies…and not the Hall Of Fame!

Name: Steve Earle

Thurman ####### Munson. No doubt he would have made it had he lived — and besides, batting average isn’t everything. Munson was the heart and soul of the New York Yankees and the first captain since Lou Gehrig, fer-####’s-sake! C,mon!

Name: Steve Wynn: Band: The Baseball Project

Oh, man. There are so many. In fact, you could also ask about players who are in the HoF who shouldn’t be there, but we can save that for another time. I’ll skip the scandal-tainted names like Pete Rose and Joe Jackson (both of whom I think should be there) and I’ll go with Jack Morris, a pitcher who, despite a higher than average HoF-qualifying ERA, completely dominated his time in the game and won three World Series rings with three different teams, including that awe-inspiring performance for the Twins in Game 7 back in 1991. Oh, and my wife’s dad regularly has breakfast in the same diner as Morris back in Minnesota, so it would give him the excuse to go up and offer his congratulations.

Name: George Thorogood: Band: George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Lee Smith — check his stats!

Repoz Posted: July 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ebessan Posted: July 20, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4188367)
You've lost one of the seven remaining Dream Syndicate fans, Steve Wynn.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 20, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4188369)
An accompanying Rolling Stone link promises to reveal "The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time," a pantheon which I imagine was quantified with the same rigor that the drummer for Pantera uses.
   3. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: July 20, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4188383)
You've lost one of the seven remaining Dream Syndicate fans, Steve Wynn.

And I'm reserving judgment until I find out whether Karl Precoda would have voted for Blyleven.
   4. GregD Posted: July 20, 2012 at 09:12 PM (#4188479)
Steve Wynn's wife is sexy as hell pic
   5. JJ1986 Posted: July 20, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4188481)
Jack Morris didn't exactly help win the 1992 series.
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4188503)
John Lennon voted for Leon Wagner
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 21, 2012 at 01:45 AM (#4188570)
He should have voted for Deacon White, inventor of the chest protector.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: July 21, 2012 at 02:15 AM (#4188576)
An accompanying Rolling Stone link promises to reveal "The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time,"


Ok, here's my guess. Spent two minutes on it:

Paul's Boutique
Harder They Come
Superfly
Pet Sounds
Meat Puppets II
Dusty Springfield in Memphis
Nashville Skyline
Sublime
Maggot Brain
Nebraska

   9. PreservedFish Posted: July 21, 2012 at 02:18 AM (#4188577)
I got one right.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 21, 2012 at 02:23 AM (#4188578)
As U2's The Joshua Tree said, the only winning move is not to play.
   11. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 21, 2012 at 08:38 AM (#4188610)
Steve Wynn's wife is sexy as hell pic


Are we sure that's not Jimmy Page?
   12. Leroy Kincaid Posted: July 21, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4188618)
I am not threatened by GregD's alternative lifestyle.
   13. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 21, 2012 at 09:45 AM (#4188629)
Probably less Jimmy Page than Marc Bolan, now that I think about it.
   14. Benji Posted: July 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4188635)
Why didn't they ask Eddie Trunk? He loves talking about Halls Of Fame.
   15. GGC Posted: July 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4188650)
I thought Steve Wynn was a casino magnate.
   16. bachslunch Posted: July 22, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4189164)
Three of these guys (Scott Ian, Pete Yorn, Alice Cooper) think Pete Rose should be in. Handsome Dick Manitoba is primping for Felipe Alou. Scott McCaughey thinks Mario Mendoza belongs since "he had a line named after him, for gosh sake" (insert joke about "lines" here). As mentioned already, Steve Earle is pro-Thurman Munson, while Steve Wynn is big on Jack Morris. And if I'm reading correctly, Vinnie Paul thinks Ron Washington should be in because of what he might do as a manager.

So why is anyone taking this seriously, again?
   17. Monty Posted: July 22, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4189181)
So why is anyone taking this seriously, again?


Who's taking it seriously? This thread was fifteen mostly-offtopic jokes, which no one had posted in for over 24 hours before you came in to resurrect it.
   18. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: July 22, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4189184)
Harder They Come


Jimmy Cliff has a new album out, and one of the songs is a cover of "Guns of Brixton", which is in part, an homage to the movie "The Harder they Come"
   19. bachslunch Posted: July 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4189194)
Who's taking it seriously?

It was apparently considered sufficiently meaningful to post here for reading and comment.

This thread was fifteen mostly-offtopic jokes,

Not unheard of at this site, given what I've seen.

which no one had posted in for over 24 hours before you came in to resurrect it.

Is there an imposed time limit on making thread comments around here? If so, I'm sure the site's monitors will let me know.
   20. Monty Posted: July 22, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4189201)
It was apparently considered sufficiently meaningful to post here for reading and comment.


Just because an article has been posted here does not mean anyone takes it seriously.

Not unheard of at this site, given what I've seen.


Normally, if people take something seriously, they'll post seriously about it. If all the posts are either off-topic or flippant mockery, that's a sign that no one's taking it seriously.

Is there an imposed time limit on making thread comments around here? If so, I'm sure the site's monitors will let me know.


Well, if people were taking this article seriously, they'd be posting about it. Coming into a no-traffic thread about an article that no one takes seriously to ask why people are taking the article seriously is weird. That's why I commented on it. Do you see where the disconnect comes in?
   21. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 22, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4189203)
It was apparently considered sufficiently meaningful to post here for reading and comment.


I see from your profile that you joined BTF in 12/08. Way to not pay any attention to a sizable percentage of the posted topics for 3-plus years.
   22. Walt Davis Posted: July 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4189366)
I see from your profile that you joined BTF in 12/08

Maybe it's yy/mm and he's a time traveler trying to warn us not to take this thread seriously. Naturally, by telling us not to take seriously something we weren't taking seriously, he has created a metathread which will destroy the universe.

Really, how many times do Albert Belle and I have to tell you kids to stop messing with the space-time continuum and to get off our lawns?

EDIT: interstingly, my brain had meant to type "internet" and instead typed "universe". The upcoming destruction of the universe is probably all my fault then. C'est la vie.

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