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  1. TiberTwins's Avatar
    Thanks for some refreshing candor during this season of complaint.
  2. Willihammer's Avatar
    Haha, great post.
  3. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    Thanks for commenting guys.

    Jim--You're right, if everyone votes like an economist then we're bound for screwy outputs (of course most economists count on people--like me--not acting like economists) most of the time...so if most did perhaps they'd change their view point...ultimately it's a big fat can o' worms.

    OldManWinter--I like the "Don't want to vote for anyone? THEN YOU CAN'T VOTE FOR ANYONE!!" thought...at the very least you don't cost anyone who other people do have an opinion about.

    (An as to your Barry B/Tony O question--Tony's 15 years led to a slash line of .304/.353/.476 and 220 HRs; Barry's 15 years pre-steroids (lucky coincidence) led to a slash line of .289/.412/.567 and over 400 HRs)
  4. OldManWinter's Avatar
    Opinion: writers who send empty ballots back maybe ought to forfeit their next years voting rights. If they cannot make decisions on the candidates they ought not skew the results by an empty ballot.
  5. OldManWinter's Avatar
    I would vote for Jack Morris in a heartbeat. Ace of three WS winning pitching staffs? Longevity? Feared? He should have already been elected.

    How do Barry Bonds pre-hormone days compare with with Tony Oliva? Tony O played 1600+ games, career BA .300+, etc.

    If writers cannot elect Tony O because "his career was too short", how many games did Bonds play before he started to cheat? How do those stats compare?
  6. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    It's an interesting approach and one I haven't given thought to before. Now, if EVERYONE took that same approach, it would really screw around the numbers, wouldn't it?
  7. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Hey PFH. Top Notch, Top Notch! Except for have a great holiday weekend - that is all I have to say.
  8. OldManWinter's Avatar
    It is, afterall, a slice of life. Sometimes things simply do not work out.

    This year was a year to adjust expectations ... having done that some time ago I am still watching (and even enjoying) most games.
  9. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Damn PFH. You need to get your dog to obedience school!
  10. Teflon's Avatar
    Blackburn's and Nishioka's bad performances are significantly more chronic than just a "rough spell at your job" to use your analogy. To put it in more accurate terms of those real world jobs, If the Twins were Allstate Insurance, Blackburn would be the salesman with the lowest sales totals for the last two years - not in the company - but in the entire insurance industry. If Nishioka waited tables at Applebees's he would try to hit on your wife, mess up your dinner order and then spill your tray of dishes on the way out from the kitchen. Employers don't hesitate to dismiss those kinds of employees rather quickly. The main thing keeping the Twins from acting sooner was the financial obligation to both.
  11. OldManWinter's Avatar
    Good thoughts! I do not get enjoyment from others' failures. Better to be sympathetic.
  12. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Hey PFH. Another enjoyable article. I am look forward to your next one!
  13. TwinVike61's Avatar
    Very nice blog. I've had similar observations about the contrasts of major league baseball vs rookie league but mine were in reverse order to yours. I grew up in southern Minnesota and got to see a handful of Twins games at the old Met stadium but listened to a lot of games on 830 WCCO. Twenty some years ago I moved to Helena, Montana and have gone to quite a few Pioneer League games. You are right on about the intamacy of the games and players.

    Enjoy your visit.
  14. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Great piece! As a kid, our vacation at least every other year was to Cody WY where a sizable group of my relatives had moved to. If we took the train, that meant having someone pick us up in Billings. Now that I think about it, the only time I've flown out there to see relatives, we flew in to Billings, too. I do love that part of the country.

    I admit, however, that I never even recognized that they played baseball out there. It seems like all my relatives ever wanted to do was go to the rodeo!

    Enjoy the trip!
  15. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    I could explain all this here...but I worry about breaking the comment box...private message or overload the server?
  16. John Bonnes's Avatar
    I like this idea, but I'm a little confused as to where you got the prospects that were returned and where you got the "average return" you're talking about. Did you look at other trades in the last decade of similar players? If so, I'd love to see the three or four you found for each player. I'd find that interesting, but then I'm a geek.
  17. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven
    Thanks Bark's, it's nice to have a partner in the less stats, more sass section of Twins Daily
    Ditto PFH. Keep up the excellent work!
  18. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    Thanks Bark's, it's nice to have a partner in the less stats, more sass section of Twins Daily
  19. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Hey PFH - Nice article. You are hitting on all cylinders. The baseball card article was fantastic also. The Photos added a lot in the dramatic effect department.
  20. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    This blog has been promoted to an article.
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