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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Baseball Question of the Day: Challenge of the Baseball Immortals!

Pop quiz, hotshot!

A man with omnipotent powers appears in your living room, puts his hands on you and you are immediately teleported to a postcard-perfect baseball diamond in the middle of a clearing in a magical meadow. You almost cry due to sensory overload. “Is this heaven?” you ask to no one in particular.

The moment those words escape your lips, the man who teleported you morphs into a villainous archetype chosen by your subconscious and particularized to your own memory, experience and, perhaps, your fears. Maybe it’s Dracula. Maybe it’s Jason from the “Friday the 13th Movies.” In my case it is, of course, Tomax and Xamot, the twin commanders of the Crimson Guard and the co-CEOs of the international conglomerate Extensive Enterprises which bankrolls Cobra Command.

“You have one chance,” Tomax begins, “to save your life,” Xamot says, completing the sentence. “Chose your challenge,” they say in unison. Before you, a man appears out of thin air.

I haven’t a chance in any of these circumstances- any of you think you have one?

 

QLE Posted: April 07, 2020 at 12:53 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: pedro martinez, questions, rickey henderson, tony gwynn

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Rickey Henderson, Bruce Bochy among 2020 Bay Area Hall of Fame inductees

Well, it’s about time.

That’s what most of us thought when we saw the announcement for the induction of Rickey Henderson into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Longtime Giants manager Bruce Bochy, also another non-surprise inductee, will be joining him for 2020 honors, along with former 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young.

Henderson, a National Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, holds many MLB records including 1,406 career stolen bases and 130 stolen bases in a single season.

The 10-time All-Star spent a majority (14 seasons) of his 25-year career MLB stint with the Green and Gold where, in addition to his All-Star selections, he won two World Series titles, three Silver Slugger Awards and was named the American League MVP in 1990. That season, he led the league in runs (119), OBP (.439), stolen bases (65) and OPS (1.016) ... just to name a few.

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2020 at 01:32 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, bruce bochy, rickey henderson

 

 

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