Last edited by _Sir_Charles_; 01-09-2014 at 11:27 AM.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
If he'd run a poll on his own website or started a poll on a baseball board like this and based his votes on the results, would anyone have noticed or cared?
I'd rather see voting rights stripped for people who voted in Paul Lo Duca or Armando Benitez.
23 Years and Counting...
There are no failed drug tests or links to the BALCOs or Biogenesises of days gone by. But enough guys who covered the game back then apparently have anecdotal evidence -- of their own and from others -- to keep him out. That may change as time weeds them out and they are replaced by voters with different standards."There was nothing more obvious than Mike on steroids," says another major league veteran who played against Piazza for years. "Everyone talked about it, everyone knew it. Guys on my team, guys on the Mets . A lot of us came up playing against Mike, so we knew what he looked like back in the day. Frankly, he sucked on the field. Just sucked. After his body changed, he was entirely different. 'Power from nowhere,' we called it."
When asked, on a scale of 1 to 10, to grade the odds that Piazza had used performance enhancers, the player doesn't pause.
"A 12," he says. "Maybe a 13."
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.