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Old 12-05-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...gets-hall-call

What a bitter sweet day. He should have been able to enjoy this day himself. Congrats, Ronnie. RIP completely now!
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Pfffffttt.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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great guy, hard worker and a true role model....but i don't think his stats are hall worthy.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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Its a great day, too bad he's not around for this
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insulting and embarrassing
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:20 PM   #6
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insulting and embarrassing
This. Kaboom
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
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insulting and embarrassing
Don't talk about yourself in those terms. Makes me sad for you.


Santo deserved it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #8
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agreed! bump
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
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Don't talk about yourself in those terms. Makes me sad for you.


Santo deserved it.
it was insulting that he got into the hall after he died but wasn't good enough to go there while he was alive. Him being in the hall does not make my life any different but it would have meant the WORLD to ron santo and I would have loved to have seen him at Cooperstown
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #10
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I agree. If he was truely worthy of getting in, why did it take 32 years? It's almost a slap in the.face by putting him in now because it's close to looking like he only got the nod because he died. The guy didnt want or deserve a pity party, he was bigger than that. If the voters thought he was a HOF player then they should've voted him in a while ago.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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as noted, i was not saying that he wasnt worthy. im a lifelong, diehard cub fan...he had a borderline career for sure. but either elect him when hes alive, or drop it. this is just wrong.
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The guy didnt want or deserve a pity party, he was bigger than that.
Disagree on that. The guy often talked about how badly he wanted to be in the hall. It was a bit embarrassing.

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If the voters thought he was a HOF player then they should've voted him in a while ago.
The voters *didn't* want him in. He didn't get in with the Writers and didn't get in with the veterans committee. They had to add a new committee and rules before he was allowed in.
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very borderline HOF career...
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #14
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Best Third Baseman in the National League in his era. Much, much overdue...
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #15
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1 of the 2 best 3rd basemen of his era. Still one of the top 10 best of all time. 9 All-Star games, 5 gold gloves. More importantly, you have to judge his career also by the era he played in. Dead ball? Pitchers' era? Whatever you want to call it, he was among the best of the era offensively and even STILL all time among all 3rd basemen. I think he hit the 5th most HR's in the decade. He wasn't inducted earlier because he was polarizing and pissed some people off...not because his career didn't deserve it.
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Glad this finally happened.
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