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Jeter's home stretch

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Blades of Vanatar, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    His_Stats.

    Hanging with another like-minded Baseball fan last night, we started the HoF conversation. The conversation turned to Jeter, being an obvious talking point with his career about to end. My buddy seems to think they have always over-hyped Jeter and he really isn't s super-star and not Hall worthy. I completely disagreed. There are tons of highlight films of him making great plays or coming up with big hits in pressure situations. He's an 8 time 200+ hitman. Can you say Rod carew, Pete Rose, Tony Gwynn? 358 career steals. 14 ASG appearances including an MVP, 5 Gold Gloves, 5 Silver Sluggers and a World Series MVP. Let alone 3,461 career hits and a .309 career Batting Average. Also 1,307 RBIs and over a 1,000 career walks. Impressive by any means.
     
  2. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'm guessing your friend's viewpoint is tainted by the fact that Jeter is an a**, which he is. :p So are a lot of other baseball players though.

    There's no denying his talent and accomplishments. Last time I checked, being a nice guy wasn't a prerequisite to getting admitted to the Hall of Fame.
     
  3. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Ty Cobb made it (the epitome of an a$$). Jeter will also make it, although probably not on the first ballot.

    I'm not sure why everyone had to give him a farewell at the different ball parks -- he certainly wasn't a Rivera.

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    Edit: Well Mrs Bruno took me to task on Jeter. We were talking and I said I really didn't understand the big send-off. Most of the personal stories I'd heard weren't very flattering of the guy (the usual story I read is about him taking women out in various cities and stiffing them with the bill). But she pointed out a few things:

    - He won the Roberto Clemente Award for his Turn 2 program (getting kids off drugs).
    - His parents are both school teachers and he helps education in NY, Florida (spring training), Michigan (home state), and others.
    - One of the most cool headed players in the game. You never hear him talking bad about someone.
    - He doesn't brag or put on a show when he does well and takes the blame for mistakes.
     
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  4. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Don't ya love it when the wifey sets ya staright on a MAN topic.... :p
     
  5. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    A few items....

    Mrs Bruno is the Div 1A athlete in the family
    Mrs Bruno is the big sports fan in the family
    Mrs Bruno has the subscription to Sports Illustrated
    Mrs Bruno has the subscription to MLB.com
    Mrs Bruno benches over 150# and can shoulder press with 40# dumbbells

    T2 tries very hard NOT to piss Mrs Bruno off.
     
  6. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    T2 is a very wise man . . .

    (Off topic - and not a bad author if he would ever get off his behind to edit his work . . .)
     
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