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What the Balco men do to change a kid's game...

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 09:59 am:

Remember when 30 Homeruns was a big deal? Almost two decades might deserve at least a mental asterisk if you remember the 80's.

And how will sabermetrics deal with a possible return to a juice free baseball era?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=neel/050103

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By deajay on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 10:48 am:

Reading those stats makes one realize how much the ability to hit HRs has overshadowed other parts of the players' abilities/achievements, in recent years. There is soooo much more to the game than power. Ashamedly, I must admit that I was unaware of Keith Hernandez' numbers being as high as they were. Let's face it, as a 1b the fact he did not produce the high power #s is what has kept him from the HOF. It seems there is less and less appreciation for defensive skills and other parts of the game in comparison to the HRs. Too bad. Especially since these players are generally more complete and talented ballplayers than the big boppers. Not to mention how many of those "big boppers" have embellished their numbers by cheating.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:38 pm:

The doping culture of baseball of the 90's and 2K's...Will it ever be reversed?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kkdaz on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 02:08 pm:

Probably not as long as players like Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi make the kind of money they make, and draw the crowds they draw, or used to draw. Maybe we A's fans should be proud that the biggest homerun producer on our team last year was the pitching staff.


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