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    The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    With the recent merging and retooling of redszone marking a time to look forward (it's the third version since I've been here and I'm still a newbie compared to many redzoners), this also seems like a good time to look back at some of the great threads that have allowed redszone to have such a long internet life.

    My absolute favorite place in redszone is the archives. Lets use this thread to "bump" some of the high-quality discussion threads of the past that make up redszone's history.

    This thread isn't about "gotcha" moments or personalities. It's about great content and discussion. A drawback of the archives is that they are a bit frustrating to search. I'm hoping that this thread can be used to highlight some of the most interesting threads from the past and thus be an easily accessible one-stop shop for hours of fun reading, often from voices of the past that don't post so much anymore.

    Here's some more or less random candidates (i.e. things I happen to be rereading this morning) just to start things off:

    Raisor's Pyth Thm of Baseball and the Nationals

    Strike out = to any other out?

    Marty Brennaman slams Adam Dunn.....again.

    Dont look now-Dunn having the year we always hoped for

    Bowden shopping John Patterson and Nick Johnson

    Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Homerun List

    Again, this is just a random sampling of stuff, I'm reading this morning. There are truly many GREAT golden nuggets in the archives. How about it-who wants to help unearth them again?

    If you have some favorites or stumble across something great when doing a search, please post a link in this thread too.
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    ah, back in the days when I had only been awarded three nobel prizes.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Was hoping Atomic Dumpling would make a tracking Jay Bruce on the all-time home run list like he did Dunn. That was a great thread.
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    ah, back in the days when I had only been awarded three nobel prizes.
    Last count I heard it's 54?
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Was hoping Atomic Dumpling would make a tracking Jay Bruce on the all-time home run list like he did Dunn. That was a great thread.
    Thanks for appreciating that thread!

    I am working on doing a similar project to track Jay Bruce's home run exploits and how they criss-cross with baseball history. I started to do it last year but had too many other time obligations. Hopefully I can do it this year. When the guy is hitting home runs in bunches it is hard to keep up because it takes hours to research and write each post.

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Last count I heard it's 54?
    And don't forget the 3 Olympic Gold Medals (steeplechase).

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    How is Chris Carpenter going to explain this type of thread to his son?

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    I'm confused, this thread is titled "The Redszone All-star Thread," but I don't see myself mentioned anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I'm confused, this thread is titled "The Redszone All-star Thread," but I don't see myself mentioned anywhere?
    Are you a thread? I always thought you were a bot.
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I'm confused, this thread is titled "The Redszone All-star Thread," but I don't see myself mentioned anywhere?
    That's because you aren't an All Star.

    I'm mentioned in the TITLE of the first thread listed.

    I am an All Star.

    That's the difference.

    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    This may well be the only Game Thread that would make the list:

    Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread (aka "Legend of the Rally Onion")

    Might well be the only RZ thread that also spawned its own Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally...ref=ts&fref=ts
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    I'd nominate one of those for All-Star Most Annoying Thread.
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    There was another thread that Vaticanplum started with memories of her grandfather and how she became a baseball fan because of him. It was incredibly written and evoked quite a number of very good responses. Unfortunately I can't find it in the archives. Perhaps someone who is more adept at dragging forward very old threads might have better luck.
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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Are you a thread? I always thought you were a bot.
    Looks like I may have misread the thread title

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    Re: The Redzone All-star Thread thread

    This should make the list for the entertainment value:

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99991
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