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Re: Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris
« Reply #25: October 05, 2022, 10:54:20 AM »
Many players today would have much more demonstrative rounding the bases. Judge ran at a fast pace with no outward "look at me" gestures. Glad he did it.

Very similar to Maris' approach.

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« Reply #26: October 05, 2022, 11:56:23 AM »
Met Aaron in 2014 in low-A ball and you could tell immediately he was going to be a superstar. That Charleston team was loaded, had like 17 future MLB players on it.

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« Reply #27: October 05, 2022, 12:51:21 PM »
It will be interesting to see what happens with Judge in the off-season.

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« Reply #28: October 05, 2022, 02:26:40 PM »
It will be interesting to see what happens with Judge in the off-season.
Yep, gonna be a fun hot stove for sure!

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« Reply #29: October 05, 2022, 03:16:15 PM »
Yep, gonna be a fun hot stove for sure!
Counting on the Nats signing Aaron and Trea. LOL.

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« Reply #30: October 05, 2022, 04:17:13 PM »
man if Judge fails a PED test, home runs will forever be ruined.

There are so many legal ways to do it now, that I doubt he gets busted. I'm betting that he is doing everything allowable to elevate testosterone and reduce recovery time which is a lot with current science

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« Reply #31: October 07, 2022, 07:24:06 AM »
Assume that everyone is on something and that the guys who get caught are the ones who are either dumb, careless, or inexperienced.

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Re: Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris
« Reply #32: October 07, 2022, 09:25:05 AM »
I think the training techniques now max out what a body is capable of, and that the reward / risk of using drugs probably ends up discouraging most of the high end talent.  Judge also deserves credit for dropping his K% from 30+% his first few years to 25% the past two.  I never thought he'd be a .300 hitter because of the swing and miss.  He's also been able to play full seasons the past couple of years, which helps on a counting stat like HRs (I say that knowing that also helped McGwire, who did it artificially).

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« Reply #33: October 09, 2022, 04:42:03 PM »
Many players today would have much more demonstrative rounding the bases. Judge ran at a fast pace with no outward "look at me" gestures. Glad he did it.
Lol I’m glad he exhibited enough WASPy stoicism for your standards.

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« Reply #34: October 09, 2022, 10:34:12 PM »
Lol I’m glad he exhibited enough WASPy stoicism for your standards.

I'm glad that you're glad he met my standards.

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« Reply #35: October 10, 2022, 06:49:24 AM »
I'm glad that you're glad he met my standards.

How do you feel about Babe Ruth’s “called shot”?

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« Reply #36: October 10, 2022, 10:13:49 AM »
How do you feel about Babe Ruth’s “called shot”?
Totally misunderstood.   He was really calling for 1 shot of bourbon. There was a tavern behind the park.

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« Reply #37: October 14, 2022, 07:58:13 PM »
First meatball he's seen for a week.  :hysterical:
Yes, it really was a meatball.  First at-bat in the penultimate game of the season -- everyone just wanted to get it over with and not be held hostage any longer.  Since he's likable and the Rangers had nothing to play for, they decided to throw him a bone.  This is analogous to when they let Michael Strahan get the season sack record.  In this case was really Judge vs. Bonds (not Judge vs. Maris).  In Strahan's case it was Strahan vs. Gastineau.

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« Reply #38: October 15, 2022, 09:38:30 AM »
Yes, it really was a meatball.  First at-bat in the penultimate game of the season -- everyone just wanted to get it over with and not be held hostage any longer.  Since he's likable and the Rangers had nothing to play for, they decided to throw him a bone.  This is analogous to when they let Michael Strahan get the season sack record.  In this case was really Judge vs. Bonds (not Judge vs. Maris).  In Strahan's case it was Strahan vs. Gastineau.

He’s the the holder of the prestigious AL home run record that everyone decided existed last month

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« Reply #39: October 15, 2022, 09:57:06 AM »
He’s the the holder of the prestigious AL home run record that everyone decided existed last month
They call it the junior circuit for a reason. 

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« Reply #40: October 15, 2022, 12:11:38 PM »
He is the holder of the single season home run record. Bonds, MacGwire and Sosa disqualified themselves.

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« Reply #41: October 15, 2022, 12:49:32 PM »
How do you feel about Babe Ruth’s “called shot”?

Two different things. Ruth was saying what he was going to do. I used to like it when coaches like George Allen would say ahead of time they were going to beat the Cowboys as opposed to somebody like Lou Holtz (who I also liked) would say every team Notre Dame played was the greatest team ever to step on the planet.

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« Reply #42: October 15, 2022, 01:05:31 PM »
He is the holder of the single season home run record. Bonds, MacGwire and Sosa disqualified themselves.
But those are all still in the official record books. So Judge does not hold the record until they remove the others.

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« Reply #43: October 15, 2022, 01:09:17 PM »
Well not much evidence that Babe actually called his shot.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth%27s_called_shot

Re: Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris
« Reply #44: October 24, 2022, 05:11:59 AM »
Barry Bonds is the GOAT.

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Re: Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris
« Reply #45: October 24, 2022, 08:44:50 AM »
Barry Bonds is the GOAT.
has  as much a chance at the World Series this year as Judge.

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« Reply #46: October 24, 2022, 10:22:41 AM »
But those are all still in the official record books. So Judge does not hold the record until they remove the others.

And MLB still recognizes Houston's World Championship. There is the official record book and then there is reality.

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« Reply #47: October 24, 2022, 10:31:54 AM »
And MLB still recognizes Houston's World Championship. There is the official record book and then there is reality.

No one cares. Judge holds the made up AL record and that is it