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44Magnum
06-02-2008, 11:27 AM
So far so good!

OldRed1966
06-02-2008, 11:28 AM
I can't believe some of these post. Come on. He's played 6 games, and you want to know if he's better than one of the games all time greats. :rolleyes:

BruiserUD
06-02-2008, 11:53 AM
It's one thing to be really excited about how Bruce has hit since his call up, but to compare the first 6 big league games to the all around career of Ted Williams is a little much. Don't get me wrong, i love what Bruce has brought to the table and the energy spark his play has brought the team as a whole. Just don't compare the hot start of a rookie to a Hall of Famer 6 games into his career.

hebroncougar
06-02-2008, 12:09 PM
Come on now..................

podgejeff_
06-02-2008, 12:39 PM
To be fair he did say "So far, so good!"

That might just mean Jay Bruce's first six games were better than Teddy Ballgame's first six games (and that's possible, I have no idea).

ChatterRed
06-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Could Jay Bruce be what the Bible is talking about? :D

Boston Red
06-02-2008, 12:52 PM
I need to see Jay Bruce in a WW II-style dogfight to decide who's better overall.

Jr's Boy
06-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Oh this site gets more comical everyday.

BigJohn
06-02-2008, 01:12 PM
I would say he is 1000 times better than Ted Williams, isn't Ted gone?

Z-Fly
06-02-2008, 01:24 PM
I would say he is 1000 times better than Ted Williams, isn't Ted gone?

All but his Head I think.

SarasotaFan
06-02-2008, 01:29 PM
just wait til he's cloned.....

BlastFurnace
06-02-2008, 02:31 PM
wow...I mean wow...

...and I thought some Dallas Cowboys fans are dillusional.

bubbachunk
06-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Just slow down and enjoy the ride

GoReds33
06-02-2008, 02:34 PM
I know it's a video game, but I simulated years into the future with Jay Bruce, and he ends up hitting over 40 homers, and batting over .370 in 2017. Just sayin.:D

Krovvy Red
06-02-2008, 02:43 PM
I wonder how Jay would fair at fly-fishing

Morrison
06-02-2008, 03:41 PM
How dare anybody question the ability and powers of the "Bruce Almighty"!:D

I'm just going to enjoy watching him and Griffey in the same outfield. One a legend and the other quickly becoming one. Not many fans get to say that.

The mighty Bruce already has a shirt out for heaven's sake: http://sportscrack.com/tees_brucealmighty.html

He must be that good! Ted Williams never had one after one week in the Bigs.

smoke6
06-02-2008, 03:53 PM
But can Jay Bruce fly a plane in 2 wars? :D

Ghosts of 1990
06-02-2008, 04:38 PM
In 10 years Bruce might have had the better career.

Williams was a great, talented hitter; but to be honest he got some overhype after his career was over

levydl
06-02-2008, 04:45 PM
In 10 years Bruce might have had the better career.

Williams was a great, talented hitter; but to be honest he got some overhype after his career was over

Someone revoke his posting privileges.

redhawkfish
06-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Can you explain to me how he was overhyped? He lost 4 and 3/4 seasons of his prime.


In 10 years Bruce might have had the better career.

Williams was a great, talented hitter; but to be honest he got some overhype after his career was over

EddieMilner
06-02-2008, 04:57 PM
In 10 years Bruce might have had the better career.

Williams was a great, talented hitter; but to be honest he got some overhype after his career was over

This is a link to baseball references Ted Williams page (http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/willite01.shtml) . Look at his Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards

Comparison by Age:
20 Frank Robinson
21 Jimmie Foxx
22 Jimmie Foxx
23 Jimmie Foxx
27 Chuck Klein -skewed since he was in WWII
28 Chuck Klein -skewed since he was in WWII
29 Chuck Klein -skewed since he was in WWII
30 Babe Ruth
31 Babe Ruth
32 Babe Ruth
33 Joe Dimaggio
34 Joe Dimaggio
35 Joe Dimaggio
36 Joe Dimaggio

To say that Ted Williams was overhype is ridiculous.

UC_Ken
06-02-2008, 05:48 PM
Overhype? .480 OBP and .630 Slg. Lost 5 years in the middle of his career due to military service. Being conservative and giving him 25 HR/ season he's up in Willie Mays territory. He might possibly be the best hitter ever.

podgejeff_
06-03-2008, 11:46 AM
Overhype? .480 OBP and .630 Slg. Lost 5 years in the middle of his career due to military service. Being conservative and giving him 25 HR/ season he's up in Willie Mays territory. He might possibly be the best hitter ever.

Even if he's not the best hitter ever, which is entirely possible, he's in the top three. In no way, shape, or form is Williams overrated.

UGADaddy
06-03-2008, 11:56 AM
Jay Bruce is by far a better hitter than Ted Williams ever dreamed to be.

BlastFurnace
06-03-2008, 03:25 PM
In 10 years Bruce might have had the better career.

Williams was a great, talented hitter; but to be honest he got some overhype after his career was over

No offense, but do you know anything about the history of Baseball? Many people consider Williams to be one of the top 5 Outfielders to ever play the game.

What kind of overhype did Ted get? That he was a .344 lifetime hitter, 1,839 RBI's, 521 HR's...and he lost many of his prime years while in the Military.

C'mon JB32, Bruce has had a good first couple of weeks...let's leave it at that.