Tag Archives: Barry Bonds

Coming to terms with an incomplete Hall of Fame

I haven’t commented on the Hall of Fame election results from last week, and I wasn’t sure I would. But I’ve been reading about the vote totals, perusing others’ opinions — both those eligible to vote and those not — and mulling it over in my head lately. Today, I first had a thought that

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Most valuable losers

When Chase Utley hit his second home run in Game 5 of the World Series, giving him five against the Yankees, the discussion began about who had been named Series MVP from the losing team. Since the award was first given (in 1955 to Johnny Podres), only one player had ever earned the honor but

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Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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Talkin’ Barroid

I was impressed with the sampling of various columns I read following Bonds’ milestone. Most acknowledged the record while putting it into the context of the rumors and suspicions. MLB.com’s Mike Bauman: Barry Bonds’ record may be a tribute to something else. Therein rests the problem. The vast weight of evidence, some of it admittedly

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Barry and the Babe

We’re nearly there. One more long ball, and for just the second time in 86 years, Babe Ruth will move on the list of the all-time home run rankings. He took over the top spot in 1921 and didn’t relinquish it until 1974; since then, he’s been at No. 2. Two weeks from today marks

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