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Old 11-12-2013, 12:10 AM
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Default Will Frank make it into the Hall summer 2014?

This January, they will announce the HOF class for 2014.

Do you think Frank Thomas will be a first ballot hall of famer?

I am pretty sure he is eligible.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:12 AM
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Absolutely.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:26 AM
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He absolutely should and his stance against steroids should help but with Maddux and Glavine beig on the ballot this year and some other guys on their last, he might lose some votes.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:29 AM
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The real question is, whose making the trip to Cooperstown to see him get inducted?

This guy is.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:38 AM
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Baseball voters making the right choice will put him in first ballot. If not for Giambi and his roids, Big Hurt has 3 MVPs in addition to his batting title and other awards and stats. 3 MVPs plus his stats and we wouldn't have any doubt. I think we will see him get in.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:50 AM
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No doubt.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:58 AM
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The real question is, whose making the trip to Cooperstown to see him get inducted?

This guy is.
I hope I can swing that trip.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:19 AM
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I would like to make the trip also. My dad expressed interest years ago, think it's gonna happen.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:53 AM
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Since the voting is done by the BBWAA, I won't be surprised if Frank goes in on year two. Frank and the media was a volatile mix.

However due to the steroids mess with other players, that could be the thing that pushed him in on year 1.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:41 PM
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I plan to be there with my sons. Road trip!

If Frank's not there on the first ballot we'll know that the Baseball Writers' Association has no business writing about baseball.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:49 PM
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No doubt.
...about it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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It's going to be rather depressing and an injustice if it doesn't happen.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:40 PM
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Since the voting is done by the BBWAA, I won't be surprised if Frank goes in on year two. Frank and the media was a volatile mix.

However due to the steroids mess with other players, that could be the thing that pushed him in on year 1.
It was writers who awarded Thomas with two MVPs, though. He didn't get the award in 2000, as he should have, but I was surprised that Albert Belle, who finished third, didn't get any first-place votes in 1994 (Ken Griffey Jr. and Kenny Lofton split the four first place votes that Thomas didn't get).

Ted Williams went in on the first ballot, and Williams' autobiography documents the problems he had with the writers. Of course, he was Ted Williams. For awhile, I thought questioned whether Thomas would get in on the first ballot because he had those down years at t6he end. For years if you look at his 1990s numbers, he was Ted Williams (the baseball player, not the Korean War fighter pilot with John Glenn as a wingman), but Thomas didn't come close to hitting .300 after 2000. He wasn't the same player after his injury.

The five-year waiting period might sometimes seem silly, but I think it has given the Hall of Fame voters a chance to appreciate what Thomas brought to the game. It isn't just about reflection, but the context of steroids revelations that make Thomas look increasing more worthy.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:29 PM
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Frank "First Ballot" Thomas is a no brainer for the BBHOF. Mr. Clean Frank put up numbers his juiced rivals only wished they could achieve sans " enhancers"..

Welcome to Cooperstown, Frank...

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Old 11-12-2013, 04:46 PM
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