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Old 01-10-2013, 05:22 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, 06:14 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, 07:17 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, 07:32 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, 08:12 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, 08:45 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, 08:52 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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Old 01-10-2013, 08:57 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, 09:08 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, 09:16 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.
As in the other thread, IMO, Thomas primarily being a DH will push him to second ballot more than any perceived circumstantial links to PED.

I hope thats not the case, but the BBWA are a bunch of sanctimonious blowhards.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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He'll never get in on the first ballot. Not because he's not deserving, rather because - as has been previously mentioned - the BBWAA (or whatever the acronym is) are sanctimonious blowhards.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:26 AM
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I think there's a little too much paranoia here. Frank will go in next year. It may be 75-80%, when 10 years ago it would have been 85-95%, but he'll get in first ballot.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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I think there's a little too much paranoia here. Frank will go in next year. It may be 75-80%, when 10 years ago it would have been 85-95%, but he'll get in first ballot.
I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't. Biggio didn't get in on his first ballot, and he has 3,000 hits and I've never heard anybody link him to PEDs.

As has been said before, it's the BBWAA being sanctimonious. One or two bad apples spoils the whole bunch.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:40 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't. Biggio didn't get in on his first ballot, and he has 3,000 hits and I've never heard anybody link him to PEDs.

As has been said before, it's the BBWAA being sanctimonious. One or two bad apples spoils the whole bunch.
Thomas has historic peak numbers. He won MVP's. Biggio did not.

Without the steroid smell, Thomas is getting in. I bet when the ballots come out next year, most of the voters will instantly check Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas...and then start thinking again.
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Heart says he'll get in next year. Head says they will make him wait 2-3 years.
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