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Bill James Online 2m
Replying to @kurt1124
It's a bad process. The people doing the selecting, long time ago, had very limited research ability and no resources to use. In the 1970s old guys elected a lot of their old cronies. But standards have been going UP for the last 40 years.
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Bill James Online 40m
Replying to @kurt1124
That's not really what happened with the Hall of Fame. What REALLY happened is that several bad decisions were made in the 1940s, creating bottom-line standards that would qualify thousands of players, and making it impossible to rally around a high standard.
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Bill James Online 2h
Replying to @mike_petriello
In a sense, that would be an improvement. But the structure of the system sharply limits the NUMBER of people who can be inducted, thus preventing every player as good as Baines from being inducted, thus perpetuating the unevenness of the selections.
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Bill James Online 2h
Replying to @pobguy
Yes. ..I listened to the audio tape on C-Span, and that was my take as well, that they probably did not see the need to upset settled law.
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Burdett Loomis 4h
As a former professor of Rob's and a continuing friend, I really enjoyed this review. I do think it captures a lot about him. Will give this book to my brother in law (hard-hitting DIII 2nd baseman from the 70s), but not without reading it first.
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Bill James Online 4h
Replying to @BrockportTilly @cdorso
Wait a minute . .does she want us to read, or spend that time playing with the puppy?
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Bill James Online 4h
Replying to @CMcclinch
Not counting pitchers, there are 44 players in the Hall of Fame who have less WAR (BB-Ref) than Berkman. Not counting Baines.
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Bill James Online 5h
Replying to @CMcclinch
That is flat not true. That's the way we THINK of him, but his numbers say that he is much better than that. That's the question I am trying to get to: Why?
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Bill James Online 5h
Replying to @billwall10
You've got 280 characters. Go.
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Bill James Online 5h
The law allows the Federal government to prosecute you for something that a state government has already cleared you of, overriding the prohibition of Double Jeopardy. The Supreme Court is considering ending that. What do you think?
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Bill James Online 5h
Replying to @JTelegensAgency
Not really following you there, but then, it's twitter.
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Bill James Online 5h
Replying to @CMcclinch
Twitter should ban everybody who uses the phrase "Hall of Very Good".
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Bill James Online 5h
Why exactly is it that none of us think that Lance Berkman was really as good as his numbers look?
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Bill James Online 6h
Replying to @rmccarthyjames
Interestingly, my wife and I have NEVER had that discussion.
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Bill James Online 6h
Replying to @mellinger
Are we sure that Eric still has a uniform?
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Bill James Online 6h
Replying to @mike_petriello
Rhymes with Raines.
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Bill James Online 15h
Replying to @BaseballSpotlit
I dunno. Last year it was Detroit, right? Stan Hack, Minnie Minoso, Dick Allen. They didn't put Ron Santo in until he was dead. Nellie Fox had to wait an amazingly long time. Not sure I'm buying it.
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Bill James Online 20h
You can have one of these relievers for his whole career. Which one do you want?
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Bill James Online 21h
You can have one of these three contemporary players, for his whole career. Which one do you want?
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Bill James Online 21h
Thank you.
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