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Old 01-10-2013, 04:22 AM
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THE GREATEST offensive player in White Sox history will be on the ballot next year.

I was watching MLB network during their HOF special last night and they were discussing next year's potential HOFers. At that moment, I realized how much of a ****ing jackass idiot Mitch Williams really is.

Personally I think Frank Thomas is a without question a first-ballot HOFer. Offensive machine and has no links to the PED scandal. Only player who VOLUNTEERED to testify in front of Congress several years back.

He never hit 50 homers in a single season. If a guy like Frank who already had the natural body size and hitting ability took PEDs he would have easily topped 60-70 homers in a season.

What "wild thing" had to say almost floored me. If I literally had something nearby to throw, I would have broken my flat screen.

He basically said that Frank has no links to PEDs "that we know of" (he said it in a very suspicious tone) and that there's no way Frank Thomas gets voted in because voters are going to look at his body size and assume that he was using PEDs.

But enough about that *******.

What do you think about Frank's impending induction? Will he get voted in?

Also how many of you are planning a trip to Cooperstown next year to represent the White Sox?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:14 AM
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If Frank gets in, I will make my first trip to Cooperstown. Easily the best hitter I've ever seen.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:17 AM
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Frank will be a Hall of Famer. If he was a Yankee, he would be a first ballot winner.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:32 AM
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I think you're blowing Williams's comments totally out of proportion. He wasn't implying that he would be suspicious, but that the writers will be. And after seeing how they voted on Piazza and Bagwell this year, would it really shock anyone if Thomas didn't get in next year?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:57 AM
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I think you're blowing Williams's comments totally out of proportion. He wasn't implying that he would be suspicious, but that the writers will be. And after seeing how they voted on Piazza and Bagwell this year, would it really shock anyone if Thomas didn't get in next year?
You may be right. I may have blown Williams' comments out of proportion.

With that said, I still think it's completely ludicrous that he would insinuate that the voters would "look at his body size" to decide that he possibly used PEDs and because of that doesn't deserve to be voted in next year. Especially when there is more evidence to the contrary.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:08 AM
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If Frank Thomas isn't a HOFer, no one should get in ever again.

Arguably the best clean hitter since Ted Williams.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 AM
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I think you're blowing Williams's comments totally out of proportion. He wasn't implying that he would be suspicious, but that the writers will be. And after seeing how they voted on Piazza and Bagwell this year, would it really shock anyone if Thomas didn't get in next year?
yes. Frank was better than those two. The baseball writers are clearly incompetent and they need to either widen the pool of voters or change the requirements for induction. These same writers who lauded these steroid induced players and their historic achievements at the time, all the while knowing something was amiss, are now acting all holier than thou like they are the guardians of baseball integrity. Most of them are idiots. I'm not sure how much validity the Hall of Fame is going to have if they plan on erasing an entire era of the game and a lot of it's greatest players. These writers like to bring up this character nonsense nonstop but overlook the fact people like Cap Anson and Judge Landis, who both set back intergration for decades due to their racial bigotry are already in. And Ty Cobb is another example, virulent racist who was suspected strongly of throwing games in an era where this was commonplace. All the while this nonsense goes on , players like Raines,Biggio, Mc Griff, Piazza, and others are going to suffer the consequences because the numbers they put up are still being compared to the steroid users of the era and making them look less worthy.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:48 AM
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Frank will be a Hall of Famer. If he was a Yankee, he would be a first ballot winner.
I don't know, it seems like the consensus is that being a Yankee has worked against a lot of players . Bernie Williams, Mattingly, etc.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:31 AM
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I don't know, it seems like the consensus is that being a Yankee has worked against a lot of players . Bernie Williams, Mattingly, etc.
Quite right. Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford all failed in their first attempt at the HOF.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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Frank, Maddux and Glavine will all be first ballot HOF'ers. Biggio makes it next year too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:12 AM
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He basically said that Frank has no links to PEDs "that we know of"
He could say this about any athlete on the face of the earth.

As for Big Hurt, I think he'll be voted in by his 3rd year on the ballot. Phenomenal hitter.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:45 AM
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It would be a shame if Frank does not get voted in on the first ballot. He is one of the best hitters ever to play baseball.

Funny to think a guy like Ron Santo is worthy of the Hall of Fame, and next year writers could say Frank is not yet worthy. Crazy world we live in.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:52 AM
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No question, a first ballot HOFer. I happily told him that last year while getting his autograph at Soxfest and he smiled like I think he's anticipating that, too.
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If Frank doesn't make the HOF on the first ballot they should shut the ****er down.

I actually think he will be helped by the fact he was a clean player in a dirty era.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:04 PM
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If Frank doesn't make the HOF on the first ballot they should shut the ****er down.
I will burn with the fury of a thousand suns if Frank does not get inducted next year. Any writer who does not vote for him (or Maddux, for that matter) ought to have his/her eyeballs gouged with flaming pokers.
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