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    Appropriately, I will follow your Ted Williams with Yaz, my boyhood hero, along with Rod Carew. Neither were outstanding media personalities, but both were great on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    Random question. Who's your favorite player that is not associated with your favorite team? (i.e. has never played for them)
    My bias for current comes from recently living in Pittsburgh.

    Current: Andrew McCutchen
    All-Time: Dwight Gooden

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    Good choice. What other great would joke about how hemorrhoids kept him from sliding into third. That three-year contest in the late 70s with the Yankees was great baseball.
    plus he nailed penthouse models (center cut, not the fringe pages like margo )
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    Jen, yours has to be Hammerin Hank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That's a great question. All time or active?
    I was thinking active, but both, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Jen, yours has to be Hammerin Hank.
    Technically, even though I didn't see him do it, he played 2 years for my team. (but he is definitely my baseball hero, which is a very rare thing. There's favorite players, and then there's heroes. I only have one, and it's him).

    Current: I was going to say Arenado, but then JF mentioned McCutchen, and now I'm torn, because I really like McCutchen too.
    All time: requires more thought.

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    Active: God help me, but it's Bryce Harper.

    All time: Roberto Clemente
    I disliked Harper when he first came up, but he's grown on me a lot.

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    I disliked Harper when he first came up, but he's grown on me a lot.
    Me too. I was prepared to hate him as a prima donna playing on a divisional rival, but I love the way he plays and I'd kill to have him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    Random question. Who's your favorite player that is not associated with your favorite team? (i.e. has never played for them)
    Active: Carlos Correa
    All-Time: Vladimir Guerrero

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    Active: Ichiro
    All time: Griffey or Schmidt.

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    All Time: Nolan Ryan or Fernando Valenzuela
    Active: Hmmm

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    All Time: Nolan Ryan or Fernando Valenzuela
    Active: Hmmm
    Interesting. Both pitchers and both obviously very good, but very . . . what, styles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Active: Ichiro
    All time: Griffey or Schmidt.
    Griffey would be my second choice for all time favorites.

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    All time: Kirby Puckett. Griffey and Sandberg are close seconds. I had a Kirby poster on my wall as a kid thatís framed in my basement now.
    Last edited by jen; 04-02-2018 at 03:34 PM.

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    "He's following his own footsteps."

    So...he's walking in a circle?

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    All-Time: Griffey Jr.
    Active: I have no idea


    But really they pale in comparison to Puckett, Radke, Cuddyer, Punto, Neshek, and and some other short listers. As in, if Puckett was a 100, Griffey Jr. would be about a 15 or 20. The next would be probably in the single digits. I suppose Maddux would be second. But he rates lower because of how much I liked Radke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    All-Time: Griffey Jr.
    Active: I have no idea


    But really they pale in comparison to Puckett, Radke, Cuddyer, Punto, Neshek, and and some other short listers. As in, if Puckett was a 100, Griffey Jr. would be about a 15 or 20. The next would be probably in the single digits. I suppose Maddux would be second. But he rates lower because of how much I liked Radke.

    I went through a list of the top 100 actives and couldn't find a guy on there I thought would be on my list.
    Probably means your a Twins fan more than a baseball fan. Nothing wrong with that.

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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Probably means your a Twins fan more than a baseball fan. Nothing wrong with that.
    See, that's the thing. I don't think that's true. I'll listen or watch other teams during the season if it's a decent game. I just don't like other teams players for the most part.
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    Re: MLB 2018.1: ...And The Nationals Will Not Make It Out of the First Round

    I'll revise mine.

    Current:
    Kershaw (played for my hometown low-A club)
    Syndergaard (his changeup hits 92. His CHANGEUP.)
    Ichiro (a walking meme)

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    Kenny Lofton (miss those 90's Indians teams that couldn't quite win it all)
    Rickey Henderson (what can I say, I like speedy leadoff guys that make it rain bases and give opposing managers night sweats)
    Vince Coleman (best nickname ever, Vincent Van Go, plus LOL tarp machine)
    Ozzie Smith (legendary glove)
    Ken Griffey Jr. (sure, throw him on there)
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    Mantle was something to behold before his knee injury--at the plate or in the field. Like Orr in that regard, though more like Hull in his sheer physicality and Hollywood good looks. And so loved that Maris really did not stand a chance of being appreciated as much as he deserved.

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