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OFFICIAL MLB GENERAL THREAD: HOF EDITION
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Griffey getting in today
Piazza likely; Bagwell a longshot
Tim Raines probably not gonna make it this year; next year is his last
Mark McGwire failed to make it in on his last year

Jonah Hill leaves MLB for NFL
AA signing with the Dodgers
Stove is pretty cold
Pitchers & catchers report in just over 40 days

Links:
https://twitter.com/NotMrTibbs
http://bbwaa.com/hof/

"The other guys, all they have to do is use their big butts and big python arms to hit homers. Me, I'm the little guy in the group. People always root for the little guy."
- Ken Griffey Jr.

"Yes, hard is good. When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on my knees playing with balls. I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher."
- Mike Piazza
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xth for support Edgar, Walker, Trammell and Schilling
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Indians
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>>64716051
every single hole they had has already been filled by dipoto.
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40 days!
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http://mlb.mlb.com/home
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
http://www.baseball-reference.com/
http://www.fangraphs.com/
http://baseballsavant.com/
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/
http://www.brooksbaseball.net/
http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-depth-charts/
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reply if your 2016 season is over before opening day
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>Back in 1997, Walker infamously asked to sit out a game that Randy Johnson started for the Mariners. "If I did that, I'd be squashed," Barry Bonds said at the time. "The public and media would eat me alive. ... I'd be booed every game I played in. You know, bro, the double standard."

>Walker's comment: "I could have lied and said my knee hurt, but I told the truth. Randy Johnson is the best pitcher in the game, and I didn't want to face him."

>Does that sound like a Hall of Famer?

my sides

>>64716087
The AL West is gonna be some competitive shit. Except the >A'ss
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>>64716087
hi
t. blue jays fan
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>>64716087
don't worry metsbro, you still got good pitching to watch
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>>64716096
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDazoAWUvH8
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>1997 Ken Griffey Jr baseball
>3 best hitters are Bonds, Griffey, Walker
>3 best pitchers are Pedro, Randy and Clemens

>only half will make HoF
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>>64716129
Rightfully so, the other half cheated
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Guys who will pass Hank Aaron to be the Home Run leader?
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野球が大好き!
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>>64716146
Bartolo Colon
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today's the day boys
get HYPE
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>>64716146
No current player will
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>>64716161
GOAT hitting catcher. Pretty psyched. Do we think it's a shoo-in that he'll be a Met when he goes in?

>The city of Joe Mauer in 2016
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>>64716179
He's stated his preference to go in as a met, and that he'd prefer to go in without a team than to be immortalized as a dodger
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>>64716179
not a shred of doubt in my mind, he played for them longest, had the most success there, and was the face of the team while he was there
p sure he's also said he wanted to be a met so yeah
griffey's more of a debate, but it's also pretty damn likely he's going in as a mariner
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not only is there no baseball to watch, I dont have anybody to play baseball with
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>>64716129
Btw now that they're mostly retired or eligible, here was my n64 autism Griffey roster

C Piazza - HoF tomorrow
1B Thomas - HoF
2B Knoblauch - Forgot how to throw
SS A-Rod - Active... but roids so lol
3B Chipper Jones - HoF
LF Bonds - roids
CF Griffey - in tomorrow
RF Walker - Voters hate him for some reason
DH Mo Vaughn - fat

BC I-Rod - will make it
IF Larkin - HoF
IF Biggio - HoF
IF Castilla - No
OF Lofton - No
OF Belle - No

SP Pedro - HoF
SP Randy - HoF
SP Clemens - roids
SP Maddux - HoF
SP Schilling - see Walker

RP Rivera - will make it
RP Doug Jones - lol who
RP Jeff Shaw - lol who
RP Wetteland - lol who
RP Randy Meyers - lol who
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>>64716268

> RP Randy Meyers - lol who

you shut your filthy fucking pleb mouth
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>>64716200
>will never go in as a doyer
they drafted him in the 62nd fucking round as a favor to his family. I'm surprised he's so hateful

>>64716209
we're no longer friends if you want to say that Griffey going in as Cinci is more likely than Piazza going in as a Dodger

>>64716228
Pickup baseball is fucking impossible. I've been able to get some pickup coed softball games going during the summer

Finding 18 people and 9 gloves isn't easy
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>>64716285
I know who all those relievers are but their shots at the Hall are below 0 outside of Mo
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>>64716294
where do you live
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>The Padres' 1998 waiver claim of Myers is considered one of the biggest blunders in the history of the waiver wire. The Padres did not want Myers, mostly because of the $12 million and two additional years remaining on his contract as well as the fact that they already had an established closer in Trevor Hoffman, but placed a waiver claim in order to prevent him from going to the rival Atlanta Braves. They expected the Blue Jays to rescind their waiver claim, but the Blue Jays instead allowed the waiver claim to go through, leaving them responsible for the rest of his contract.

kek
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>>64716313
I go to UW Seattle so that's what it centered around
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@Mariners
Griffey on your mind? You're not alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kle6WB9xpbQ
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>>64716268
mo vaughn once hit a 500 ft homer at shea stadium
he also wore 42
what a guy
>>64716294
hey it's like 99% for both, let's just be happy our teams are in the spotlight for once
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never seen this one before
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtxqQP1XLOk
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>>64716294
The Doyers didn't want to pay him and painted him as greedy for wanting the money he felt he deserved and then they shipped him off rather than pay him, sucks tbqhwyf
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>>64716268
>Chuck Knoblauch is the only starter that doesn't deserve to be in the hall of fame

Seriously what happened to that guy
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>>64716352
What a nice guy
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>>64716087
For once in my life as a Royals fan I'm only replying to this to laugh at all the peoples who season is over before opening day.

Don't worry I'll be back when you post the "Reply if your 2018 season is over before opening day" thread when every piece of talent on the Royals gets wrecked by the free agency.
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>>64716352
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5q5rw_ken-griffey-jr-cameo-on-the-fresh-p_sport

Griffey on the Fresh Prince
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>>64716314
>shit player on shit team having shit year owed a shit ton of money
>nah bro trust me they'll rescind it lmao

that's just bad GM'ing
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>>64716388
griffey with the bantz
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>>64716388
>if black people go even just 5 minutes without bantering, they will die
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what do statistically-minded jedis use to hit homeruns
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Which "established" National League Closer has an ERA above 5 at the break, Chapman or Kimbrel?
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>>64716418
light sabrs
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>>64716418
A Light sabr?
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>>64716096
>memeiners fans really think this won't be a repeat of their last season
most delusional fans in /mlb/
and that's saying a lot senpai
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>>64716453
Please refute the fact that every hole that was glaring has been filled.
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Reply to this post if you've posted at least 1 reply in the past 30 /mlb/ generals.
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>>64716467
I think it really comes down to the pen. I haven't heard of half of these motherfuckers but all probability says it'll be an improvement over last year's shit show.
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>>64716483

why?
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>>64716490
I want to see how many people are as pathetic as me.
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>>64716484
I'm excited about Tony Zych senpai. He was great in the call-up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJOVfFaWGR4

>>64716483
yo
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>>64716467
Your best reliever is Scribner.
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>>64716522
furbush is
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>>64716546
;-;
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>>64716546
kek
Outside of Gutierrez and Cruz, the OF is shit
>inb4 Aoki
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>>64716483
probably
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>>64716582
I'm way more sad about Wilhelmsen desu

Or the absolute fucking fall of Farquhar
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>>64716582
He will be missed
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>>64716522
Best K:BB ratios ever, min. 50 IP
18.33 Dennis Eckersley 1989
18.25 Dennis Eckersley 1990
16.00 Evan Scribner 2015
12.83 Mariano Rivera 2008

home runs are flukey so i'm not super worried

>>64716601
more deathdealer 4u
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who r/dodgers vs r/angelsbaseball softball game here
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>>64716619
Carson Smith is to Mike Trout what Mike Trout is to Felix Hernandez.
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>>64716622
which hat should I wear to the game, bros?
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>>64716619
Thanks senpai
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>>64716592
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>>64716483
not even difficult
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>>64717305
I've actually posted in probably the past 60+ but I wanted more (yous) and 30 seemed like a good midrange.
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>tfw gonna wear my Griffey jersey all day tomorrow

Also gonna buy so much griffey HoF stuff it aint even funny.
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>>64716483

nigga i've started like 5 of them
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>TFW players from your childhood are getting inducted into Cooperstown

Fug I'm old
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>tfw Curt Schilling won't be elected into the Baseball HOF this year again

Are the baseball writers that dumb? He was a great pitcher.
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>>64718836
being great isn't enpugh. they have to like you and approve
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ROYALS RE-SIGNING ALEX GORDON

https://twitter.com/FlannyMLB/status/684745284904157184
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/01/royals-to-re-sign-alex-gordon.html
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>>64719084
Makes sense, plus he'll likely get to retire as a Royal then.
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>>64718836

>Are the baseball writers that dumb?

you seriously have to ask this?
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>>64716483
hey babe
>>64719084
>>64716385
At least we'll still have Gordo
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>>64719084
Bad move on the royals part if you ask me. Gordon is going to regress and has been injury prone lately. Might have been smarter to allocate those resources elsewhere.
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griffey better goddamn get 100% of the vote. baseball tradition be damned, he deserves it
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4/75?
Good deal, considering the Red Sox had to give 4/88 a year ago to a lesser player.
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Baseball Tonight @BBTN
HE'S BACK!
4 years, $72M for Alex Gordon to return to Kansas City.
http://es.pn/1mFZCWV

AHAHA BASED GORDO STAYING IN KC FAMILY

B A S E D
A
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E
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G O R D O
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>>64720372
I just hope this highest-ever contract for the Royals doesn't go the way of the other big ones they've handed out (Mike Sweeney, Gil Meche, Jose Guillen, etc.). I've been a Royals fan since 1990; expecting the worst is my default with them.
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Gordon back to the Royals ahahahahahha

This has to be the worst offseason for the Cardinals ever. First of many in the future as well. No one wants to play in that shit hole of a city.
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>>64719482
Maybe with the bat but the elite glove will always be there even if he loses a little range. A glove guy is still an incredibly valuable player. Especially for the style of baseball the Royals play.
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>>64716506
Cubs fan here. I was really excited about Tony Zych when we drafted him too. The guy has always had a pretty high ceiling as a reliever IMO. He never really worked out for the Cubs but the potential was still there. He could be a big bullpen piece for them moving forward.
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>>64716483
Viva la MLB Generals
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>>64720462
His defense will suffer if he continues to have groin problems.
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>>64720519
Sure. I'm just saying he can still be a valuable player though going forward. I worded my thoughts poorly. I still think it's a solid signing for the Royals at that price.
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Hey fampai. When/Where is the HoF results being announced?
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>>64720411
tfw gil meche would probably still be pitching if he hadn't tried so hard to be the best player on a shitty team
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>>64720519
Groin problem, like he has erectile dysfunction?
>>64720609
It's on Disney XD at 8PM EST
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>this isn't the OP image

YOU FUCKED UP OP
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>Live Hall of Fame coverage begins today at 3 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com with the announcement at 6 p.m.

why do i remember it being at like 2pm on sportscenter one year?
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we 194 now
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Ken Griffey Sr. talked on MLB Network today
http://m.mlb.com/video/v537649383/griffey-sr-joins-hot-stove-to-discuss-hof-election/
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>>64719598
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. is not even the best baseball player from his hometown of 4000 people
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. is a slightly better version of Andruw Jones
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. did steroids and his body could not even handle them by the time he turned 30
reminder that Barry Bonds achieved well over double the WAR of Ken Griffey Jr.
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. does not deserve 100% of the votes
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>>64721153
Barry Bonds shills are the worst
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mfw barryfag tears
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I dont see why someone would need to shill for the second best player in the history of the sport.
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>>64721217
You really don't, Mexico?
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>>64721231
Not really, since everyone knows who I'm talking about just by saying he is the second best.
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fucking normie shits
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>>64720985

>51% for based barry

HAPPENING
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>>64721591
>mfw he gets in on his 15th and final time on ballot
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>>64721617
10th is the last
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https://twitter.com/RoyHalladay/status/684643933150928897?s=09

*tips fedora*
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>>64721654
I'd probably say that if people forgot about me too.
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http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2016-zips-projections-arizona-diamondbacks/
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>>64721654
>your
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>>64721153
Reminder that Barry Bonds will never get into the HOF and there's nothing you can do about it.
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http://butthatsnoneofmybusiness.com/woman-gives-vodka-butt-shots-at-bar-on-new-years-causing-riot-after-diarrhea-explosion/

>methinals
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>>64719598
>he deserves it
past players have also deserved it. still, he'll get it.
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>>64722002
He won't get 100%. All it takes is one autistic fuck to leave him out.
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>>64721916
Never is a long time nigga. Things can change, and there's always the veteran's council.
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http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2016/01/06/rosecrans-different-kind-ken-griffey-jr-story/78354118/?partnerId=as_sea_20160106_57000786&adbid=10153865841953979&adbpl=fb&adbpr=33054718978

Here's a good read
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:3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CUsEiZoZvo&feature=youtu.be
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>>64721654
ssory doc
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LIVE
http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v537364683/live-mlb-network-hall-of-fame-simulcast/?
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Does Piazza get in? Fuck no, horrible defensive catcher. If he gets in then David Ortiz is first ballot.

I'd vote for Bonds, but only Griffey will get in this year.
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EDGAR
D
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>>64722258
Live announcement in three hours.
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>>64722353
the real Papi
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guys i'm so excited
i haven't been to an induction since ricky henderson's year but i'm definitely going this year
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I hate Ken Rosenthal

He has such a punchable face
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>>64722435
No one cares
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>>64722435
I'll be going to Felix's if he gets in. I'm too young to have been able to watch Griffey in the 90s so Felix has been more special for me
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>>64721654
>"I condone cheating"
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>>64716052
>Tim Raines probably not gonna make it this year; next year is his last
A FUCKING CRIME
>JIM FUCKING RICE IS IN BUT THE SECOND BEST LEADOFF HITTER OF THE PAST 30 YEARS ISN'T IN
Probably the second best leadoff hitter of all time
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>>64722287
So many hall of famers had shitty defense, if it wasn't for his PED connections he would have been a first ballot HOFer no doubt
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How mad is everyone going to be when some cunt doesn't vote for Griffey?
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>>64716268
>RP Wetteland - lol who
the guy who mariano replaced on the yankees
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>>64722626
I will personally shitpost their twitter account for as long as possible
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>>64722626
It's inevitable.
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>>64722493
What year were you born m8? /96/ here
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>>64722667
So, like 20 seconds before they block you?
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>>64722626
I'll applaud them

Fuck Griffey
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>>64722719
1995. I started watching Mariners games in 2001 because Ichiro fascinated my young eyes
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>>64716052
>Bagwell a longshot
He's already at 80% based on current ballots.
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>tfw I got to see Griffey play in the Kingdome
>tfw went to the Inaugural game at Safeco field

I've been waiting for this day bros
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>>64722626
He's going to get it, I'm telling you.

>See Barry, this could have been you a few years ago

Barry gets in sometime before his last year, they won't wait long.
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>>64722626
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. is not even the best baseball player from his hometown of 4000 people
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. is a slightly better version of Andruw Jones
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. did steroids and his body could not even handle them by the time he turned 30
reminder that Barry Bonds achieved well over double the WAR of Ken Griffey Jr.
reminder that Ken Griffey Jr. does not deserve 100% of the votes, especially since not even any of the actual goats (ruth, mays, williams, musial) got that
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>>64723045
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>>64723045
He & Barry Sanders are the greatest athletes I've ever seen in my lifetime.

Is that not good enough?
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Someone shoop the SF Giants rings on the fingers
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>>64723256
No, because your own anecdotal evidence is not very important on a global scale.
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>>64723302
I'd rather just let Based Jeremy do the talking
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>>64723361
i'm gonna miss that dude
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>>64723045

>Bonds starts roiding in 98-99 offseason
>If Bonds had retired after 98, he'd have ended his career with 99.2 WAR
>Griffey roided his entire career and was still vastly inferior to merely the natty portion of Bonds' career

Friendly reminder that Memeners fans will actually try to defend Griffey being in the Hall over Bonds
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>>64723256
pretty sure you've seen barry bonds though
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>>64723361

>tfw no more Rembrandt and his inexcplicably clutch postseason abilities
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>>64723398
Not a mariners fan but I know Griffey is GOAT. It's so tasty knowing bonds will never sniff the HOF and all the shills can't do anything about it.
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>>64723398
>griffey roided
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>>64723446

>Griffey is GOAT

>>64723473

>Guy who plays in the steroid era, hit a shitload of homers and watched his body fall apart the instant he hit 30 never roided
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>I love (Griffey/Bonds) so I have to hate (Bonds/Griffey)

you're all so fucking casual you're making me sleepy
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>>64723505
>guy who never worked out once in his career roided

you're argument defeats itself so easily.
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>>64723529
not taking sides, but that's one way to get hurt like junior did, roiding without a proper regimen
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http://strawpoll.me/6468102/r
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>>64723575
so why would have fucking roided then

fucking idiots
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>It's a Harold Reynolds episode
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>>64723581
>linking the results
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>>64723744
>It's a Bob Costas lecturing episode
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>>64723813
feels good

>>64723793
he linked the results because he was the first to vote yes on his own poll
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>>64723575
>Needing roids with this swing

Griffey was never as jacked up like McGuire, Conseco, or Bonds
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>>64723844
Keeping his foot closed while swinging probably fucked his knees up more than anything
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>>64723813
>Its a chris russo episode
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>>64723993
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>>64724080
>He's on MLB network saying raines isn't a HoF
lol

On the other hand he has Edgar in there so I guess he's not all that clueless
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>>64722628
Not a good case for Wetteland, or any other closer that has played/will play for the Yankees.
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>>64724179
Hey. Robertson carved his own thing out and got beloved for it. He even got a nick name from the fanbase, Houdini. Betances has also carved his place out
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>>64723844
>implying Bonds' swing wasn't a thing of absolute beauty and technical perfection
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>Post yfw some old racist cuck didnt vote for Griffey
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>>64724307
That's the most roided out swing I've ever seen. Literally all biceps no hips
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>>64723844
post HoF swings
i'll start
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>>64724307
doesn't have the grace of Griffey's

Bonds had a great swing, but Griffey's was objectively a work of art
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:^)
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>>64724466
I don't like it
I think it's the pants
they're too tight, and are they tucked into his shoes? looks like crap
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>>64724439
okay
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>>64724609
Fuck it, at least A-roid apologized. He's got a better chance than Bonds.
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>>64724398
Williams didn't rotate his hips much either m8. Neither did Griffey here: >>64724466

However Barry did modify his swing as needed.
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>>64724606
>not liking Griffey's high test ass

what are you, gay?
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>>64724636
>caught more than once including after the rule changes
>He's got a better chance than Bonds.
Not a chance in Hell he gets in unless Bonds does first.
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>>64724398
Except Bonds had that hand speed pre-roiding.
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>His talent is being wastedin colorado
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>>64724677
genetics tbqh
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>>64724779
it all looks merely routinely good until that sweet as fuck cross-body throw
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What if Griffey never got hurt?
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bob
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:3

>>64724862
GOAT
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>>64724862
undisputed GOAT, no less than 800 dingers, WS ring in 95.
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>>64724839
>it all looks merely routinely good
thats how you know he's good, makes hard plays look easy
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>>64724862
In his first decade he put up 74 WAR
He'd be GOAT
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>Harold Reynolds not voting for his teammate Edgar

well fuck you too
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>>64724898
>WS ring in 95.

Not being injured that year would not have won them the WS. He did amazing in the ALDS and decent in the ALCS. That was all Indians though
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>>64724862
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas.

>>64724903
>thats how you know he's good, makes hard plays look easy
I'd normally agree, but even Miggy makes that fall down play 9 times out of 10 on a slow grounder, the throw really is the gem of that play.
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>>64724466
>objectively
the way he steps in is very offputting, looks awful
I prefer swings that don't let the one arm go also
and his swing is long as fuck, looks like he couldn't hit a high fastball to save his life
probalby part of the reason he turned to crap is because everyone started throwing upper 90s, probably pretty crap against lefties also
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STILL A CHANCE
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>mfw reading this thread
>mfw all these bonds shills trying to say Griffey didnt have the most perfect swing of the last 4 decades
>mfw Griffey gets 100% and Bonds doesn't even break 60.
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>>64725407
GO RAINES GO
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>Bob Nightengale @BNightengale 28s28 seconds ago
>Ken Griffey Jr. will become 1st player to wear a #Mariners cap on his Hall of Fame plaque. Mike Piazza would become 2nd to wear #Mets cap.
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>>64725465
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>>64725426
Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle had better swings
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>>64725496
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>tfw guys like Mussina, Schilling, Hoffman, and Edgar Martinez get overlooked
>A guy that was injured for half of his career gets in instead
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>>64724398
>>64724661
You guys have absolutely no clue what you're talking about
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>tfw this August at Safeco Field

Ken Griffey Jr. HoF night.


The first player to wear a Mariners cap in the Hall.

Sold out stadium singing along to Hip Hop Hurray as Griffey walks out

Getting choked up as they play highlights, and clips of players talking about The Kid

#24 becomes the first number EVER retired by the Mariners, and the unwritten rue ends for Seattle allowing them to retire 11, 19, maybe even 6, and eventually dual retire #51
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>>64725561
>a second Griffey HoF night
i'm okay with this
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>>64725515
Even if I agreed with you, they both retired more than 4 decades ago.


Or do you not know how long a decade is?
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>>64725561
>He admits to using roids shortly after this

It won't happen but it would be so hilarious
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Why are Mariners fans so fucking unbearable?

What exactly do you have to be proud of other than 2 ALCS appearances?
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>>64725574
Well the first one was The Mariners HoF night (It was an amazing game to be at) Now we gotta have cooperstown night.
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>>64716052
Is Griffey really that fat now?
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>>64725594
HOLY FUCK THESE PEOPLE LIKE AND TALK ABOUT A TEAM THAT ISNT MINE


JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WHY ARE YOU SO UNBEARABLE. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TALK ABOUT MY TEAM
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>64725561
Also they're keeping their standards for number retirements really high. A player has to have been elected or come "close to election". So wilson and buhner won't be retired

>>64725594
>they're unbearable because they keep posting in my thread about a hall of famer who is about to be elected!! WAHHHHH
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>>64725594
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211/475 Ballots in, Griffey still 100%
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>>64725611
>>64725621
>>64725623
Thanks for proving my point
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>>64725594
You are coming off as a massive cunt right now anon. Let them have their day. Their greatest player ever is about to be elected to the HOF.
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>>64725632
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Voters who don't fill all 10 spots of their ballot should be barred from voting.
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>>64725637
Who gives a shit? They can go cry about in their trophy cabinet

This place is turning into a pathetic hugbox
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>>64725632
>Insult people
>They reply
>huehuehue thanks for proving my point
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>>64725632
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Larry Walker will only get into the hall of fame based on a Rockies pity party.

Mediocre player that was the face of an even more mediocre franchise.
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>>64725675
>say people are obnoxious
>they reply obnoxiously

My point was and still is proven
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>>64725674
Why you so upset man? Did Griffey hit a HR off your favorite pitcher?
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>>64725674
We are discussing basedball in the mlb general. Maybe you should leave
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>In January 1988, Griffey, at the age of 18, attempted to commit suicide by swallowing 277 aspirin pills but wound up in intensive care in Providence Hospital in Mount Airy, Ohio.[84] Griffey, Jr. cited arguments with his father, Ken Griffey, Sr., depression, and anger as reasons for his attempted suicide.[85] On his failed attempt, Griffey, Jr. stated, "It seemed like everyone was yelling at me in baseball, then I came home and everyone was yelling at me there. I got depressed. I got angry. I didn't want to live."[85] He stated that he had also previously contemplated taking his own life, but he had not acted on it until this incident.[85] After Griffey swallowed the aspirin, his girlfriend's mother drove him to the hospital.[85] While in intensive care, he ripped the IV from his arm in order to stop an argument between him and his father.[85] Both Griffey, Jr. and his father have stated that the incident changed their relationship, and there is now more "understanding" on both parts.[85]
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>>64725674
preaching to the choir memer. telling us the M's are shit like it's news to us

>>64725691
he didn't get his ken griffey jr rookie card signed at spring training
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>>64725515
>Ted Williams
and Bonds used the classic Teddy swing except sometimes when he was sitting on offspeed, thanks to his hand speed
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>>64725691
>you mad!!!!

Quality discussion
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>>64725690
If you don't like the current conversation then start a new one.

Talking about a person going into the Hall on HoF day in the baseball thread is pretty on topic.

Be the change you want to see, don't just be a whiny bitch.
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Quick, post rare Griffeys
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>>64725711
>waaah waah stop talking about baseball

See how that goes both ways?

Am I crushing your manchild nostalgia right now?

Wittle babby gonna cry I dont give a shit about a two bit ballclub?
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>Obnoxious internet person thinks he can ruin Griffey HoF day for everyone


lol no one cares what you think faggot.
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>>64725736
see
>>64725738
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>>64725738
You apparently do since you're so upset about it
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>>64725747
>I swear I dont care I'll just desperately link my post to yours!!!!
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>>64725757
Not really.

I'm just gonna keep replying to you while posting Griffey pics to make you feel compelled to keep trying to annoy people
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1. Texas Rangers (98-62)
2. Houston Astros (90-72)
3. Seattle Mariners (86-76)
4. Oakland Athletics (79-83)
5. Anaheim Angels (72-90)
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Hopefully I'll be off this website by the time the next manchild nostalgia overrated piece of shit player gets inducted
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>>64725465
>tfw Angels have 0 players in the hall
>tfw Tim Salmon and Garrett Anderson don't even sniff the hall
>tfw Nolan Ryan went in as a Ranger
>Vlad will go in as an Expo
Feels bad man
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>>64725594
>Mariners fans talk about baseball and the most iconic player their team has 100% locked in as a HOF candidate during offseason
>Mariners fans talk about baseball
>during offseason

Would you rather them be talking about daddymemekes piss or some other hotmemes and yelling "THE STOVE IS COLD" or some kind of shit like that. Just because a baseball discussion happens in a baseball thread and a lot of people are talking about it doesn't mean they're being annoying.

You're just complaining about nothing and bringing nothing relevant into the thread.

Also, 18mill a year for 4 years for Gordon royals contract. You guys think the royals made a good or bad move there?
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barryfags absolutely on suicide watch

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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>>64725783
You can always leave now bb
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>>64725773
>not really

>yet I'll keep replying to you nonstop

Get help. Spamming/flooding is against the rules too. Watch yourself
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>this thread

DOWNTOWWWN
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>>64725776
So the Rangers play 160 games instead of 162?
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>>64725792
i heard something about a deferral. how much
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>>64725794
MAH Q13FU
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>yfw mariner fans are literally (literally) cucks
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>>64725792
>waaahhh stop talking about things i dont like

Goes both ways, still, fagboy
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here it comes brehs
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>>64725776
>rangers
fresh new meme?
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lee smith should have long been in the hall
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>>64725819
You know it senpai
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>>64725793
>not being based idort when it comes to HOF player inductions
Griffey deserves in and Bonds deserves it even more, after today the job is half done to any real baseball fan.
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>mfw alex gordon signed and MLB network doesn't even mention it
>mfw at least another day of nothing but hall of fame crap

fucking kill me, who gives a fuck about this shit

>muh history
>muh tradition

fucking oldfags please die
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>>64725833
this
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>>64725850
You die you fucking underage b&
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>>64725806
Yes

>>64725831
It's not fresh or new for the Rangers to be the dominant team in the West
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Griffey didn't get 100%
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PIAZZA IN
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BASED PIAZZA IS IN
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>>64725850
>not being awake early enough to see them discussing the Gordon signing
christ
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wew lad
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Piazza and Griffey alone confirmed
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>Only two got in
>ANother year that raines doesn't get in
why
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PIAZZA AND GRIFFEY ONLY
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>Only Piazza and Griffey in

I'm disappointed. How the fuck aren't Moose, Schilling, and Hoffman hall of famers?
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PERCENTAGE RECORD FOR GRIFFEY

WHO WAS THE FAGGOT WHO LEFT HIM OFF THE BALLOT?
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ONLY 3 NOS

OVER 99
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Who the fuck didn't vote for Griffey?
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ALL BUT THREE REEEEE
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Griffey missed on 3 ballots, just like Mays
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all but 3 ballots
revoke those that didn't vote for griffey
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THREE
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PEOPLE LEFT GIRFFEY OFF THE BALLOT
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Well...that was some bullshit.
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>>64725896
3 faggots
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>GRIFFE GOT MORE THAN 99% BUT NOT 100

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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>>64725791
Wait till Trout and Richards retire as an Angels. Also Mike Scioscia.
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Those three fuckers need to be held accountable.
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>Jeff Passan @JeffPassan 43s44 seconds ago
>Ken Griffey Jr. was named on 437 of 440 ballots.

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>Ken Griffey's response on phone

you have been elected to hall of fame

>"yeah, ok"

and you made history

>"oh, ok"

DROPPED, no longer likeable
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>>64725895
*not hall of famers
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>>64725903
>just like Mays
hold on, why the fuck did I think it was only 3 voters? it was 33
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>people thought he would get 100%
>mmmmuh Ruth didn't get 100% no one should!
Seriously these 3 fucks need to be kicked off the voting process and have their careers ruined
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EDGAR UP TO 43.4% FROM 27 LAST YEAR
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today is a good day. happy for you mets bros also

:)
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>three (3) assholes
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>Jeff Passan @JeffPassan 21s21 seconds ago
Junior: 99.3%
Piazza: 83%
Bagwell: 71.6%
Raines: 69.8%
Hoffman: 67.3%
Schill: 52.3%
Clemens: 45.2%
Bonds: 44.3%
Edgar: 43.4%
Mussina: 43%
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Is Ken Griffey Jr the best black baseball player of all time?
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>Caring about the Hall of Fame
>2016

Baseball's entire history was ruined by the steriod era, it means nothing any more lol
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Three brave and wise men saw past Ken Fraudey Jr
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>>64725927
What? What did you expect him to say? The camera crew there, he knows what the phone call is gonna say.

Do you want him to have an artificial freak out reaction? Fall over? Start throwing shit? He had a very professional and reserved reaction. He flipped out when the camera turned off.
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>>64725946
>He watches ESPN
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Oh ok
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>>64724636
If there's a player who literally has no shot, it's Arod.
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>>64725954
no, just the least uppity house nigga of the 90s
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>>64725967
god i can't wait for his awkward stumbling speech
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>>64725964

Show a little gratitude, fucking smile.

It was like he was hearing his phone bill or some shit
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>>64725954
Absolutely

Willie Mays did not exist
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>>64725964
You're asking a bunch of autistic sociopaths if they wanted an apeshit reaction. You make the call on that one.
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>3 people didn't vote for Griffey

I HATE THE BBWAA REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>No Curt Schilling

Red Sox Nation should be rioting about now.
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Can we find whatever three mooks didn't vote KGJ in and toss them out of the process already?
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>>64725953
>>64725946
do we know which 3 assholes?
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>>64725980
I saw the emotion on his face when they told him he broke the voting record. He handled himself like a professional.
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>>64725967

Is his first language not English or does he just genuinely have 0 charisma at all?

Literally seemed autistic

>>64725989
>apeshit reaction

Nice bait.

No one wanted him to do backflips, just don't do the OPPOSITE, which is showing no emotion/pride/gratitude/excitement at all. It was weird
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>>64725977
kek
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>>64720773
fuck i still have that somewhere

Griffey was a player I really looked up to as a kid playing little league and shit. His Nike's were also fly as fuck in like 5th-6th grade. Such a complete player, the most beautiful, perfect swing I've ever seen, and a nice chap that's the total opposite of a dinu.
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>>64725997
He's getting there. From 39% to 52% this year, that's a huge jump. He'll make it soon enough.
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>>64726001
Well, obviously Pissboi. Who are the other two?
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>>64726001
we will soon
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>>64725995
Who gives a fuck

And no, your subhuman ass is not an actual person
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what a great day
congrats marinersbros, today we're #1
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>not electing Raines yet

the fuck
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>BABE RUTH DIDN'T GET 100% OF THE VOTE SO NO ONE SHOULD
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>>64725895
I think they'll all get in in the next five years...
Moose doesn't have the sexy numbers or awards but there is something to say about being consistently great in the height of the steroid era in the AL Beast.

Schilling's dicking over the state of Rhode Island cost him a few years, dumb but true.

Hoffman will get in next year.
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>>64726000
MLB Network hit the nail on the head, If they left him off the ballot for any other reason than to make room for someone else, they should h ave their vote revoked.
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>>64725997
He was an ass to the media it's going to take him years to make it
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>>64726006
Perhaps he just didn't know what to say? Maybe the honor of being elected was gratifying enough not to need a response except just being humble.
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MUH PETE ROSE
MUH STEROIDS
MUH BABE RUTH BALLOT
MUH SUSPICION
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>>64726014
>inb4 he endorses Trump for President and goes on full retard for Trump
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>>64726021
you too breh
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>>64726006
Also, not bait. I actually use the expression "apeshit" a lot.
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>>64726034
Or maybe he's just a thoughtless cunt?
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>>64726034

>awesome, thank you :) smile
>wow, great :)

Not

>oh, ok

Stop defending autism
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Those three retards who didn't vote for Griffey should just kill themselves desu
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Those three left Griffey off the ballot in order to vote for 10 people who needed their votes more than Griffey. For example Giffey was a shoo in, but for example, Jim Edmonds needed votes just to stay on the ballot. If Edmonds is the 11th most deserving guy an the ballot, and you want to make sure he stays on it next year than you have to take someone off the ballot, so you take off the guy who needs your vote least.
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>>64726034
Anyone that's mad at him for showing no emotion hasn't ever won anything big in life. They showed the camera on him still in shock and almost in tears. Let him have his day, the speech in july will be when he cries
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>>64726028
If he didn't make a comment about Muslims, would he be voted in the Hall on his 1st year of eligibility?
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>>64726040
fantastic photo
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>>64724466
dont mind the tryhard contrarians.

griffey's swing was the sweetest of his era by far
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>>64726051
So you want a response like he just had a nice breakfast and is thanking his wife?
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>>64726049
He's nothing but humble in literally ever interview he's ever done.
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>>64726048
>I use the expression apeshit a lot

How silly of us for not giving a single fuck what some attention-depraved fag says
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>>64726054
We know it's not Dan Le Batard.

One of them is probably Hal McCoy who wrote for the Dayton Daily News. Griffey's years in Cincinnati were not great.
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Once the current crop is done, I wonder who the next pitcher to be voted in is, since people aren't going to get 250-300 wins anymore.
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>>64726071

It's common sense/basic communication that any non-autist understands

>oh, ok

Is not the fucking way you accept an award/honor.
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>>64726069
Pujols was better
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>>64726060
No it was going to take him years no matter what. The BWAA are a bunch of old vindictive fucks who need to fucking die already
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>>64726081
Jesus, that was an angry response. Calm down. Have a beer and relax.
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Damn,,,
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>>64726104
Either way, I'm glad to see he is in now.
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I always forget griffey doesnt sound black at all
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>>64726113
It really wasn't. Then again you just have autism and can't discern someone's blatant emotions

My apologies for poking at your ego
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>>64725983
Who?
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>>64726124
This. He sounds white af
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>>64726120
So I guess he had a really shitty attitude
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Ken Griffey Jr never won a ring

Why would he get 100% of votes when Babe Ruth didn't?

What the fuck
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Ken Griffey JR becomes the FIRST EVER #1 overall pick to make the Hall of Fame.

And does it with the highest vote total of all time.

#1 overall pick.

#1 overall HoF vote getter.
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>Griffey and Piazza are now the highest and lowest drafted players in the HOF
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>>64726147
0 rings
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>>64726146
Muh nostalgia
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>>64726146
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>>64726140
>that bloated ass face

It's almost as if he stopped taking roids or something
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>>64726110
pujols looks like a mexican gang member swinging a toothpick, just not as graceful to me
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>>64726146
who is ted williams
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>>64726155
Rings are a team accomplishment. Hall of Fame is about the individual.
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>>64726161
Hes gettin old man
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>>64726173

Someone who was never good enough to be a champion.
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>>64726178
an individual who never helped his team to even play in a world series let alone win one

a failure by definition
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>>64726146
Babe Ruth had the Yankees.

Griffey had himself and Pre-steroid A-rod.

Literally the textbook definition of MVP
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we did it bros

we did it
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>>64726161
He old and probably likes donuts too much
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Bonds, Clemens, Mussina, Schilling, Bagwell, Walker, Trammell, Raines, Martinez, McGwire, and Edmonds all deserve the HoF more than Piazza.
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Rip in peace,

Alan Trammell, Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds, Nomar Garciaparra, Mike Sweeney, David Eckstein, Jason Kendall, Garret Anderson, Brad Ausmus, Luis Castillo, Troy Glaus, Mark Gruzielanek, Mike Hampton, Mike Lowell, and Randy Winn.

May the Veterans Committee treat you well.
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>>64726195
It's our year!
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Astros get snubbed again. What a surprise.
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>>64726172
*he doesn't satisfy my fantasy of him plowing my waifu as much
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>KIRO [email protected]
>Jay Buhner is about to raise a flag on the Space Needle for Ken Griffey Jr.
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>>64726210
>McGwire
>Edmonds

'no'
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>>64726194
Oh god just stop. I know it was cool to like baseball at one point but just stop
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>>64726191
Peyton Manning is basically a lock for the NFL HOF and even though he has a ring hes still seen as a failure in the postseason. Whats your point?
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This Griffey fanboyism is so pathetic
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Good week.
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>>64726257
hes not a failure, he won one

he is a champion of the world and nothing can ever take that away
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>>64726270
Stop liking your favorite player
guys its pathetic.
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>>64726270
Faggot born in the 00's detected
Get off this site you underage shit
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>>64726195
>we
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>not having this play on loop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9O032KK_jM

Mods these days can't do anything right. I suppose you get what you pay for.
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there's nothing more crusty then baseball HOF voters
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>>64726210
>a bunch of faggots deserve to be in more than the King Faggot: Greatest Catcher of All Time
kill yourself senpai
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>>64726220
>Mark McGwire
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>>64726290
>Im a 30 year old manchild on 4chan. Look at the pussy im swimming in!!!
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>>64726287
Tell that to the /nfl/ general and see what they think
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>>64726294
>implying mods are yuropoors
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>>64726289
Guys look i cant read
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>>64726295
He had more votes than anyone in HOF history

What are all you retards whining about?
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>>64726349
who the fuck is retarded enough to think he didnt deserve to be in the hof. they are just being contrarian and edgy
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When can I buy my HoF shirts
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>>64726220
>David Eckstein

did he get any votes at all?

>Jim Edmonds
>Garret Anderson
>Troy Glaus

angles feels
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Is there a reason why Greg Amsinger can't say Mike Piazza's last name correctly?
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>>64726146
>this mad af Analslime fan
kek
KEK
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>3 ballots

FIND THEM
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you all realize this only confirms the 2016 Mariners-Mets World Series even harder
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>>64726359
Who cares

Who was edgy enough to think Maddux wasnt a HOF?

Why is Griffey so special?

inb4 manchildren adjust their Mariners Fedoras to correct me
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>>64726410
I am mad at that too. come on even babe ruth wasnt fucking unanimous. baseball voters are annoying
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>>64726294
>some MOTHERFUCKING IDIOT corrected the wikipedia for this game just last month
I seriously and honestly edit wikipedia every damn day and I was intentionally leaving that article alone, and this MOTHERFUCKING IDIOT goes ahead and fucks it up.

>Another feature in this game is the audio which Griffey personally composed. On it he played drums, keys, guitar, and funk bass. Griffey was said to be upset with the last few games soundtrack and felt that the bass just wasn't funky enough to do a good selling job.
I didn't write that but it made me laugh every single time. At least it stayed in there for over 5 years.
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I'm happy for Griffey and Piazza, that's fine they deserve it.
Not seeing Barry get in year after year pains me though.
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>>64726194

>omitting Edgar and Unit

Die in a fire, you cunt.
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>>64726294
This

What the fuck is wrong with you mods?
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>>64726509
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>>64726303
Not even top 5, my friend :^')
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>>64726210
Pizza was the greatest hitting catcher ever, he should've been first ballot. Fuck off
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>>64726539
Just go back to /hoc/, buddy.
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Post >yfw Piazza goes in as a Dodger
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>>64726303
>greatest catcher of all time

I see what you did there
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Ichiro elected in 2023.
Felix elected in 2030
Cano elected in 2033 (as a Yank)
Mike Zunino elected in 2050
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>>64726557
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>>64726583
So Zunino retires around the year 2040? God this entire post is fucking retarded.
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>Eckstein 2 votes

hahaha oh wow
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>>64726598
Look at the years played you mongoloid.
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>>64726583

>Zunino
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>>64726558

7 with Dodgers, 8 with Mest, he should get a split cap
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>>64726303
>Greatest Catcher of All Time
pudge was better
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>>64726601
Mike Zunino will harness the power of the sun
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>>64726603
>8 votes for Nomar
>3 votes for Sweeney

some people need to lose their voting privileges
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>>64726620
Carter, Bench, and Pudge still all better :^')
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>>64726624
>he should get a split cap

Do you even follow baseball senpai?
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>>64726635
Are you implying Nomar was not a very good player?
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tfw no bagwell in


But it's also a crime that Bonds, Clemens, and Raines aren't in.
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>its January 6th and the best day of the year for the Mariners is almost over.
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>>64726688

I think he's implying that Normar wasn't a great player.
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>>64726688
good, but not HoF worthy in the slightest.
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>Ken Griffey Jr. earned a record 99 percent of the vote to become the highest-voted inductee ever
>99 percent
>99

OK, first of all, what asshole voted against the likes of Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth getting in years ago and second, what asshole voted against The Kid getting in this year?
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Oh man.
Yet another player who should have gone in unanimously. Who is next? Chipper? Or are we going to have to wait until Mariano and Jeter?
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>>64726791
No one's getting 100% until the 10 man ballot limit is lifted
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>>64726220
Only Trammell and maybe Edmonds should have a shot. Trammell should have been in without question
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>>64726784
>what asshole voted against The Kid getting in this year?

Whoever it was, the TBK Broship owes him a medal
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>>64726791
Jeter won't even be first ballot mexibro
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>>64726822
literally how did you come to that conclusion?
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>>64726838
There are retards who don't vote for the likes of KGJ
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There is literally nothing wrong with Bonds or Clemens not getting in. Steroid-schilling manbabies can cry all they want about it, but I don't hear them talking about McGwire falling off the ballot at all
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