Recent content by jon abbey

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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    I'm pretty sure it will be in book form at some point, not sure if he has said that directly or just alluded to it a lot.
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    I am guessing the top ones are in order, but dunno. Oscar Charleston in at #5 today, looking forward to that one.
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    5 left: Babe Ruth Willie Mays Barry Bonds Hank Aaron Oscar Charleston I have to admit, I don't know almost anything about Oscar Charleston, pretty incredible to see him in this exalted company. Really looking forward to reading that one...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    I do, which is why I posted.
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    Really good, but a quibble: unless I missed it, I don't think he ever mentioned how Williams was defensively. It's easy to see the offensive stats for all of these legends, so it seems like defense should be a factor in how they're ranked at the very top, so I would have liked to see that...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    7 left: Babe Ruth Willie Mays Barry Bonds Hank Aaron Walter Johnson Ted Williams Oscar Charleston
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    why i think they should cancel the season or play a 82 game season

    Maybe worth a new thread somewhere but this story makes me think sports crowds may never be the same, or should never be the same, dunno. ““We were mid-February so we didn’t have the circumstances of what was happening,” Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori said this week during a live Facebook chat with...
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    “As the costs of hosting have skyrocketed, revenues cover only a fraction of expenditures. Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics generated $3.6 billion in revenue, compared with over $40 billion in costs, and London’s Summer Games in 2012 generated $5.2 billion compared with $18 billion in costs...
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    why i think they should cancel the season or play a 82 game season

    Yeah, I think the overarching question is 'If it's baseball in 2020, is anyone going to show up?", no matter how they decide to do it.
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    8 left: Babe Ruth Willie Mays Ty Cobb Barry Bonds Hank Aaron Walter Johnson Ted Williams Oscar Charleston
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    2020 Hiatus News, Rumors, Trades

    Wow, holy shit, and he is only under contract through 2021 before hitting FA.
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    Olympics Coronavirus Impact

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/03/23/olympics-2020-ioc-member-tokyo-games-postponed-dick-pound-coronavirus/2899848001/
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    Chris Sale 2020 - TJ Bound and Down

    Yeah, even with allotments for everyone being stressed and cranky, I think that's enough.
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    NY Hiatus Discussion

    Stanton will be ready (until he gets hurt again) for the start of the season, if and when there is a start of the season. Bummer for Clint Frazier, who was killing the ball in spring training. https://www.mlb.com/news/giancarlo-stanton-could-play-in-yankees-opener
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    Good time for a change

    Terrible thread idea, especially since he says this shit every spring.