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    3 Past Players....

    List 3 players who have played in the past 20 years....that you wish you could watch them play in today's game but at their prime level.

    1. Nolan Ryan
    2. Rickey Henderson
    3. Bo Jackson (never reached his prime)

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    List 3 players who have played in the past 20 years....that you wish you could watch them play in today's game but at their prime level.

    1. Nolan Ryan
    2. Rickey Henderson
    3. Bo Jackson (never reached his prime)
    I am going to reach back just a little further if it's okay.

    1) J.R. Richard
    2) Kalvoski Daniels
    3) Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I am going to reach back just a little further if it it's okay.

    1) J.R. Richard
    2) Kalvoski Daniels
    3) Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
    20 years.....lol

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    1) Ken Griffey, Jr.
    2) Will Clark
    3) Pedro Martinez

    Of the top of my head. Two amazing swings and a small guy who still boggles my mind with how hard he threw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    List 3 players who have played in the past 20 years....that you wish you could watch them play in today's game but at their prime level.

    1. Nolan Ryan
    2. Rickey Henderson
    3. Bo Jackson (never reached his prime)
    Even just watching Nolan as he was older was fun.

    On July 4th 1992 Nolan pitched a complete game 3 hitter, striking out 13 and throwing 135 pitches----AGE 45 and 5 months

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    And even if Bo never played out any better than he was in the late 80's...I just love athletes that can do stuff no one else can seem to do. I've never seen an athlete that made you just shake your head in amazement the % of time Bo did. He didn't play very long but he's done 4 unique things that I had never seen before or since.

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    Just one more time, I'd like to see a player break a bat on his thigh or helmet. He didn't even look angry when he did it. It was more like, "I can do this, so I will".
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    20 years.....lol

    You want to stop at 20 fine. I went a little further back. It's all good.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Rickey....

    1058 runs
    870 walks

    750 stolen bases

    BEFORE he turned 30 AND he missed around 200 games due to DL or strike

    Lead the league with 66 SB in 1998...just months before turning 40

    Typically, I just don't like hot dogs....but there was just something about Rickey.

    After his MVP with the A's he was wanting more money and the A's low balled him....his response "If you wanna pay me like Mike Gallego...I'm gonna play like Mike Gallego"....his teammate of course.

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Eric Davis
    Jose Rijo
    Barry Bonds. Think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Eric Davis
    Jose Rijo
    Barry Bonds. Think about it.
    Think about what?

    Man I wish Davis could've played 155 games in 86 or 87

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    1. Randy Johnson (most dominant lefty of all time?)
    2. Edgar Martinez (underrated hitter, master of his craft)
    3. Wade Boggs (high OBP guy, tons of doubles, went the other way a lot... hmmmm reminds me of someone we know)

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    Bonds
    Clemens
    McGwire

    I would love to see what these guys would have done under today's testing.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    1. Randy Johnson (most dominant lefty of all time?)
    2. Edgar Martinez (underrated hitter, master of his craft)
    3. Wade Boggs (high OBP guy, tons of doubles, went the other way a lot... hmmmm reminds me of someone we know)
    How was Edgar underrated?

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Defensively....Andruw Jones, Roberto Alomar and some Rey Ordonez


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