main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Arena The MLB Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Reynar_Tedros, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    May 20, 2008
    Agreed. With major overhaul of the voting system and voters doubtful in that short a time period, this may be the 2014 Hall class.
     
  2. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2001
    I need to say something before this gets out of hand. Schilling is leagues better than Morris, to the point that comparing them is an insult to Schilling. Morris belongs in the conversation with Dennis Martinez and Mickey Lolich and behind Dave Stieb and Rick Reuschel. Schilling is a borderline candidate who probably belongs. Morris shouldn't have lasted more than a ballot or two.

    Amazing.
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Apr 27, 2005
  4. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 24, 2000
    All these guys turning in blank ballots and boasting about it in the press I feel like it's a huge cop out. They should have their voting privilege taken away.
     
    Juliet316 likes this.
  5. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Apr 27, 2005
    At least the writers who vote in the pro football HOF have to vote for at least five guys into Canton. It may not always be who people want (seriously, when IS Andre Reed ever going to get into the Hall?), but you can safely say that, due to the system that's in place, there will never be a year where Canton sits empty.
     
  6. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 24, 2000
    Football doesn't have a morals clause in voting either.
     
  7. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Sometime way after Carter and Brown do?

    The Hall doesn't like modern wide receivers it seems.
     
    DarthIntegral likes this.
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Who knows. Hopefully we'll get a WR in this year.

    And I'll take this speculation over to the NFL thread, since this is the MLB one.
     
  9. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Dec 11, 2000
  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Yep. About sums this mess up.
     
  11. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2001
    The Times thing is clever, but SB Nation did it first.

    Amazing.
     
  12. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Can someone help me out here. I'm trying to think of something I care about less than the World Baseball Classic. It's the ultimate "meh"
     
  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Apr 27, 2005
    The NFL Pro - Bowl.
     
    Eeth-my-Koth likes this.
  14. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

    Registered:
    May 25, 2001
    Juliet wins.
     
    Juliet316 likes this.
  15. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Feb 5, 2000
    The idea of the World Baseball Classic has a some potential in it, but the execution is just awful. And, you end up with things like Mike Piazza playing for Italy.
     
  16. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2001
    The problem is there is no good way to execute it. Early Spring Training is the best time to do it and it's a terrible time to do it. And the MLB already has all the best players in the world, so a means of bringing them all together in a tournament is kind of silly. The World Cup works for soccer because there's not one country or one league where all the best players ultimately strive to play.

    I understand why MLB wants to do it, they want to spread the popularity of baseball to other countries so they can ultimately have their best players come here. But I think every fan will be pissed if their team's season is negatively impacted due to injury or ineffectiveness because of the WBC.

    Amazing.
     
    Darth McClain and DarthTunick like this.
  17. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 24, 2000
    I think it's dumb. Just work on getting baseball back into the Olympics. I'll be honest here and say I don't care about either but at least the Olympics has a little more importance to it. I don't want my favorite star playing in games that don't matter outside of MLB.
     
  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Nov 26, 2000
  19. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Mar 13, 2006
    "The Man" especially as Musial was known as contributed majorly but quietly as compared to DiMaggio and Williams. He is and also will be the greatest St. Louis Cardinals' baseball player ever to me.
     
  20. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2000
    Two greats, certainly.

    A friend posted a hilarious and very NSFW video of one of Weaver's "respectful disagreements" with an umpire over a balk call. Priceless.
     
  21. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Feb 5, 2000
    I liked Stan Musial. Heck of a ball player in his era.
     
  22. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 24, 2000
    Best baseball player from western Pennsylvania in my book.

    edit: Good news for the Bucs, bad news for the Brewers. Corey Hart is going to miss 3 to 4 months with knee surgery.
     
  23. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Nov 26, 2000
  24. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Nov 26, 2000
  25. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2000
    :oops:

    I still don't know whether I like this trade or not. Not thrilled with losing Prado, Delgado, or Ahmed, although I have to admit the Braves have enough depth to easily weather the losses of Delgado and Ahmed (plenty of other good pitching prospects, two others ahead of Ahmed at short). I guess its really more that I'm not sold on either Justin Upton or Chris Johnson. Hopefully it'll still work out, though.

    Come to think of it, I like this trade a lot more than I liked the BJ Upton signing. Which isn't saying much at all :p