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Glavine, Maddux & Smoltz

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Michael Echan, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    Just read Olney's blog today about the possibility of the Atlanta Three retiring in the same year. If they did that this year, they'd almost certainly be part of the Class of '13. But what happens if one or two of them decide to play a little longer? Would the BBWAA vote each of them in as they become eligible, or would they intentionally keep a guy out until all three can be voted in at the same time? Thoughts?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Lord, I hope they'd vote on the merits and not when someone else is going in - if they deserve to be in, vote them in.
  3. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    My thinking is that since the three of them were so successful together for so long, that it would be a nice touch if all three of them were on the stage together. That's all.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    That might be the only ignominy by putz sportswriters that could eclipse the NFL disaster early this month.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    It would be nice but you can't force it. Has to just happen.
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Not a worry in my mind. All three are getting in.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Maddux and Glavine HAVE to be first-ballot. End of discussion.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Who cares when they're elected?

    Maybe we can create a poll, though, to find out?
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Tom Glavine's line:

    1/3 IP, 5 hits, 7 runs (earned) 2 walks, 1 HBP
    And a who gives a fuck attitude about it.

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    All three of those going in while Jack Morris doesn;t would be a bullshit call by the BBWAA
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Smoltz may deserve the HOF, but not if Jack Morris isn't there. Tommy John and Bert Blyleven are as deserving as Smoltz
  12. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    How Blyleven and Lee Smith are still out stupifies me.
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