That's funny, because I almost said that she had a Eric Davis-esque career. But I am an Eric Davis Stan and he didn't reach quite that high for a long enough time.That’s fair, and his comparison to Eddie Murphy bears that out a bit (although the Gooden one doesn’t sit with me as much; it undersells WH’s peak successes and subsequent still very successful, though not legendary, later career). I feel a better comp is someone like Griffey Jr.; all-world talent and an insane first decade followed by a disappointing (only by comparison) late career that ran into a couple of stumbling blocks, but was still “very good” by almost any other measure.
Edit. Your Griffey example isn't too far off, but I think he had such a better-than-we-remember Cinci years and a longer peak earlier on?
At the very least... Isnt this why BS is the best? He has us comparing 80-90's pop icons to athletes.