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Daily Archives: November 6, 2016

Was the HOF Sending a Message with Babe Ruth’s Plaque?

ruth-babe-plaque-small-orig_orig“Holder of many home run and other batting records.”

Sure, you could say that. But why would you say it like that? This is saying Bill Gates “was successful in the computer business,” that Shakespeare “wrote a number of well-received plays.”

“Greatest drawing card in the history of baseball. Holder of many home run and other batting records. Gathered 714 home runs in addition to fifteen in World Series.”

In retrospect, it seems impossible that the Hall of Fame thought these 28 words did justice to the Babe’s career. Did the writer decide that Ruth’s accomplishments were just too numerous to list? Was the terse inscription a sly wink – or rebuke – to Ruth’s out-sized personality and Rabelaisian appetites?  (Read More at Plate Coverage)

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 6, 2016

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(Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America)

It is the first Sunday Request for the off season.

Beyond my thoughts about Chapman as a human being, his performance as a closer was not exactly awe inspiring. It is tough to call him a difference maker in the World Series.

Closing out a Sunday on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Predicting the 2016 MLB Awards

The World Series just concluded in historic fashion, meaning another baseball season is in the books. With many exciting moments and performances, there was plenty to keep fans busy in 2016. Soon, the sport will announce the winners of its awards, and there is plenty of competition for the top honors. Without further ado, here is my (unofficial) ballot.

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