Originally Posted by ODERED
Beautiful writing, poor attempt at justifying today's NBA Of Baseball as something deserving of praise, by passing humour off as knowledge of the game. I'm sure just about anyone could google and come up with a hodgepodge of facts about players from the 30's. Lastly, I have every reason to believe that players from the 30's would have fared better than players today (if I recall, Old Red Guard say that players from the 30's wouldn't do squat today), because players back then weren't relying on steroids and tons of "performance enhancers", and they DID (as Old Red Guard alluded to) bust their butts, often playing with injuries that today's prima donna's wouldn't dare play with. I appreciate Old Red Guard's story, but I've heard much better comparisons of today's players with those of long ago.
And this is a perfect example of exactly why Old Red Guard is missed more than ever. Seems like whenever the board got negative about everything that happened with the Reds, or posters thought they were smarter than all the GM's in MLB, Old Red Guard would post something like RFS62 just posted. He had a knack of bringing back the reality of what baseball is really all about.