A few thoughts and points of clarification before I give you what you’ve been waiting for: If you think players who used or were suspected of using PEDs should not be in the Hall of Fame based on that alone, you really haven’t thought this one through. It’s OK, it doesn’t make you a bad … Continue reading 2020 HOF ballot
Month: November 2019
Is the “Giambino” a HOFer?
As a Yankee fan and as someone who writes predominantly to other Yankee fans, I tend to begin my assessments of players through that prism, right or wrong. And when it comes to Jason Giambi, I think he’s been vastly underrated by Yankee fans. His propensity for hitting very timely and memorable home runs I … Continue reading Is the “Giambino” a HOFer?
Bobby Abreu, HOF
When the Yankees acquired Bobby Abreu in 2006 in part to cover for an injury to right fielder Gary Sheffield, I said to my father and fellow Yankee fan: “Yankee fans are going to love this dude. Somehow he’s flown under the radar but he’s good for a run scored or RBI every day – … Continue reading Bobby Abreu, HOF
The More Things Change…
September 4th, 1993 was a Saturday afternoon. I know this because of two reasons: One, I just recently watched Jim Abbott’s no-hitter replayed on the YES network (the original broadcast was on MSG) where they reminded me of the date. Secondly, I was in my early twenties at the time and worked in retail, which … Continue reading The More Things Change…