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Hate to say it but Barry is a can't miss for the Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    I was looking at the career numbers and I was surprised to see that Barry Bonds COULD hit the 3000-hit mark this season. If he makes it and breaks Aaron's home run mark, it will be hard to deny him a place in Cooperstown. Your thoughts.
  2. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    It's a joke if I'm not in.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    There are two members of the 3,000 hit club that will never, ever see the Hall. One is Rafael Palmeiro. The other is Pete Rose.

    If Bonds reaches 3,000 and makes the hall, then Cooperstown better let those two in first.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    Raffy will get in. Pete is in if he comes truely clean.
  5. Human_Paraquat

    Human_Paraquat Active Member

    It won't happen this season. Bonds has 2,841 hits, leaving him 159 short of 3,000. He hasn't had that many hits in a season since 1998. Plus, he hasn't played in more than 153 games since then either, and because he walks so much, it's harder for him to average even one hit per game.

    If Pete Rose hadn't been banned, he might be in the Hall right now. It's not the writers who are keeping him out. And unlike McGwire, Bonds had a good shot at the Hall before the bulked-up late-90s explosion. I think Bonds makes it eventually.
  6. John D. Villarreal

    John D. Villarreal New Member

    bumped on to answer some PM's I did not have time to get b4.

    Hmm...maybe. Great sig line BTW.

    1.) Barry WILL get in

    2.) I think Mark will eventually get in (once ppl actually learn about this issue - honestly I think the tide has already turned significantly here)

    3.) Pete should already be in

    4.) Raffy would get in if Mark & Barry get in - but remember Raffy lovers he is the only one to have failed a steroid test.

    If it were me they would all get in - it is the MLB HOF after all and not election for Pope or something. They are all great players that entertained many fans for decades.
  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Keep. Rose. Out. Forever.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Bonds gets in and no one shows up for the induction ceremony.
  9. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    The sad part is - and this might be debatable - if Bonds retired before '98, he might have been a good bet for the HOF. He was considered the best all around player in the game by many, won multiple awards and highly respected -- if not liked.
  10. John D. Villarreal

    John D. Villarreal New Member

    Nice tag lines JM - BOTH of them!
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I don't think this was ever an issue. With or without PEDs, Bonds has been the best hitter of his generation.
  12. John D. Villarreal

    John D. Villarreal New Member

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