Bill James: Alive and well and living in the past.
Hey Bill, the Big Hurt, Frank Thomas, is by all measures worthy of the Hall of Fame. For a while I thought he might get lost in the depth of the next few ballots and the building backlog of qualified candidates. But, PED use appears to have permeated the debate as an overriding theme. Due to that voter focus, his Mitchell report participation and general advocation against PED use, nearly unique amongst players, may be taken as a strong positive. Do you think he will be elected on the first ballot?
Well, he’s probably a Hall of Fame player and I would suspect he will be elected on the first ballot, most likely. The Hall of Fame is generally not kind to slow-moving sluggers. Players of that kind do much better in MVP voting than in Hall of Fame voting. But I would think he is above the line, and I don’t really see that the PED stuff has anything to do with it.
Bill, I know you like Jethro Tull but Aqualung over anything The Beatles have done ??? Best rock song of all time for me has to be I can see for miles by The Who.
But here’s a poke at you, you’re gonna choke on it, too. How about Gimme Three Steps, Lynard Skynyrd? Greatest song ever to play with a base stealer on first base. ..
Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:20 AM | 68 comment(s)
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