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Old 05-23-2013, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kittle42 View Post
If the posters on this site took 1-2 minutes to check Baseball Reference, we would see a lot fewer ignorant posts.
Well, I was equally wrong about Ruth as was the guy that claimed David Ortiz hit 350 or so home runs in 5 years.

Like I said, Puckett and Gwynn weren't fat until late in their careers and Howard wasn't fat.

There's precedent for fat players to do well into the 30's, but it's rare. I'm glad the Sox don't owe $96m to a guy that's 300+.

The Tigers have a small window because they're old and fat and Verlander's dominance has a shelf life. I heard he got rocked again last night.

Originally Posted by shoota
I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).