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Thread: MSNBC Calls It: Bonds Will Not Homer Tonight

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    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
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    MSNBC Calls It: Bonds Will Not Homer Tonight

    If this isn't an example of sports journalism taking a running dive off a cliff, I don't know what is.

    Their reasoning: Bonds has never homered off of Hendrickson in 8 career at bats and he has never homered with Lincecum on the mound for the Giants.

    It starts off this way:

    Odds are against Bonds' tying Aaron tonight
    Giant hasn't homered off Hendrickson, or with teammate Lincecum on hill
    Updated: 2:59 p.m. ET Aug 1, 2007
    Barry Bonds has never homered against the next pitcher the San Francisco Giants face. He’s also never hit a home run with teammate Tim Lincecum on the mound.

    Anybody want to take a stab at the logical fallacy presented in assertion #2?

    Geesh, stuff like this gets me steamed.

    Link to full article is here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20075480/

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    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
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    Re: MSNBC Calls It: Bonds Will Not Homer Tonight

    Bonds may not even PLAY tonight...

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    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
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    Re: MSNBC Calls It: Bonds Will Not Homer Tonight

    I wonder what MSNBC would have predicted on Opening Day 1974 when Hank Aaron was one HR behind Babe Ruth? The pitcher that day for the opposition was a guy named Jack Billingham. Jack had given up 1 HR to Hank in the 1969 season, 1 HR in the 1971 season, 1 HR in the 1972 season and 1 HR in the 1973 season.

    Needless to say it didn't take long for Hank to get his 1 HR for the year against Billingham that day to tie the Babe. And it would be the last HR (and a monumental one!) he ever hit off of Jack Billingham.

    Ahhhh... I like to throw in a Hank Aaron story when a certain name gets mentioned.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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