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BringBackBlkJack
04-16-2008, 10:16 AM
CNNSI's Tom Verducci hits the nail on the head, highlighting Big Frank as a source of purity in the midst of the steroid era. If only they would give him that 2000 MVP that is so rightfully his...


Link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/tom_verducci/04/15/verducci.griffey/index.html?bcnn=yes

rowand33
04-16-2008, 01:56 PM
great article.

I've been making that argument for a few years now.

CRAW
04-16-2008, 01:59 PM
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Couldn't have said it better myself!

asindc
04-16-2008, 02:07 PM
I've always wondered why no one else has stepped up like Big Frank to speak against the scourge of PEDs.

hi im skot
04-16-2008, 02:10 PM
When I was a kid I always asked my dad to make sure we made it to at least one Sox/Mariners game; I loved watching Griffey.

FedEx227
04-16-2008, 02:41 PM
I've always wondered why no one else has stepped up like Big Frank to speak against the scourge of PEDs.

You have to be an out-spoken person I guess. Frank, love him or hate him, is that. He doesn't care if he loses points in the Baseball Brotherhood, he didn't care. That's what clouds this era just as much as the actual users was the turn the other cheek, don't snitch, don't rat out the brotherhood crap. Bravo to Frank.

The more and more I look at that era of baseball it disgusts me, absolutely disgusts me. Especially now when you see this enormous influx of GREAT, young talent you wonder how many potential great players were stuck in the minors or relegated to the bench while some over the hill juicers added 5-6 years onto their career.

Baseball fans are extremely lucky to be fans at this time because this is, by expert accounts one of, if not the biggest influx of amazing young talent at once in quite some time. You can look at every single team in the majors and point out 3-4 20 somethings that are HUGE contributors to the team. Also thanks to the likes of Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, Holliday and Rollins we've seen the youngest run of NL MVPs and candidates ever.

goofymsfan
04-16-2008, 03:38 PM
That was a great article, thank you for sharing it.

Oblong
04-16-2008, 07:27 PM
I said this during the offseason when we did those "Great Players from each team" polls.

Go here (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/griffke02.shtml) and look at Griffey's numbers. I'll bet $1 they're better than you remember. Every time I look at them it's like "Oh yeah... he was pretty good".

The same holds true for Frank but I obviously I don't need to tell you that.

Jjav829
04-20-2008, 08:33 AM
I said this during the offseason when we did those "Great Players from each team" polls.

Go here (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/griffke02.shtml) and look at Griffey's numbers. I'll bet $1 they're better than you remember. Every time I look at them it's like "Oh yeah... he was pretty good".

The same holds true for Frank but I obviously I don't need to tell you that.

Griffey was on pace to go down as the greatest player to ever play the game until he started getting hurt every day. It's a shame. What could have been...

And yet, even with all those injuries, he's still only 4 HRs away from 600. :o:

tick53
04-20-2008, 09:01 AM
Well Done. Thanks for the linky too.