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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2017, 08:19:57 PM »
I'm going to mention this every year until I read an explanation why it's happening; voting for Clemens but not Bonds requires a real some pretty amazing reasoning. I can only think of one reason someone would do that, I have no choice but to think this until I hear something sensible.

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2017, 08:39:13 PM »
Bonds was an bad person to media and media are butthurt about it.


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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #77 on: January 21, 2017, 12:38:04 PM »
I'm going to mention this every year until I read an explanation why it's happening; voting for Clemens but not Bonds requires a real some pretty amazing reasoning. I can only think of one reason someone would do that, I have no choice but to think this until I hear something sensible.
I think they should both be in, but it's clearly a combination of Bonds being a legendary bad person, especially to media, and having broken one of the most hallowed records while using a substance most associated with that statistic.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #78 on: January 21, 2017, 09:02:41 PM »
If voters convinced themselves those are the reasons they would vote for Clemens but not Bonds, they are absolutely lying to sooth a guilty conscience. Clemens was a prick to his teammates, lied under oath to congress on national television, and won seven Cy Young Awards.

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2018, 10:15:03 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/news/smith-baines-elected-to-baseball-hall-of-fame/c-301623296

So Harold Baines is going to the Hall.  He was good and consistent for a long time but he's nowhere near a Hall of Fame caliber player.  At least Lee Smith was a borderline case.  I'm obviously biased as a Cubs fan but I thought he was worthy of going in.  He definitely could have gone to the Jheri Curl Hall of Fame.

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2019, 05:50:08 PM »
In Cooperstown today...


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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2019, 05:52:53 PM »
A few more...

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2019, 06:35:11 PM »
Want to go some day. Thanks for sharing Tom.


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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2019, 11:47:24 PM »
Want to go some day. Thanks for sharing Tom.


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It's insanely hard to get to, the payoff is crap.

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2019, 01:46:22 PM »
ommegang might help

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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #85 on: August 06, 2019, 02:02:16 PM »
Want to go some day. Thanks for sharing Tom.


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It's insanely hard to get to, the payoff is crap.
Why is it hard to get to? Just hard to fly to Albany + a bit of a drive?
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame Thread (assuming no predecessor to it)
« Reply #86 on: August 07, 2019, 09:25:09 PM »
Want to go some day. Thanks for sharing Tom.


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It's insanely hard to get to, the payoff is crap.

fly to Albany

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My wife is from Ithaca and we went when we lived in Boston so it was as easy for us as it would be for anyone not living locally. Even staying upstate it was a four hour round trip, awful drive btw, western Kansas with curves, for about a 2-3 hour visit, could be longer depending on how many busts you want to read. There was no place to eat, no place to sleep. I enjoyed the visit enough, they had a cool Red Sox World Series display, but I likely won't go back. I also have zero affinity for baseball before the mid to late 80's, so that also may cloud how I viewed the experience.

The basketball hall of fame is by far the best, the football is by far the worst. It isn't as much of a pain in the ass as Cooperstown but holy hell it's dull. I haven't been to the hockey hall of fame yet but I've heard it's the best. Negro Leagues museum is really good, never been to the CBE. The old college football hof was crap, the new one is small but fun, completely interactive.