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The Decisions We Make ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    10 years later and I still cannot believe the logic Jay Dunn used for keeping Rickey Henderson off his Hall of Fame ballot ... because Rickey, after being pulled, went into the clubhouse and read the rest.

    To me, this one tops the list sports-wise. What whacked decisions have flummoxed you over the years?


    BTW, Jay Dunn is a good guy, always a hoot to talk baseball with.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2019
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Jean Van de Velde's second and third shots on the 72nd hole at Carnoustie.
  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    The tee shot says "Hold my beer."
    In no universe do you hit driver there in that spot.
    Claret Jug.
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The decision that some grumpy asshole, who delighted in being a baseball-writing grumpy asshole, made to go ahead and put Mariano Rivera on their HOF ballot.

    There's always that one grumpy asshole who leaves Nolan Ryan or Ken Griffey Jr. off their ballot.

    Not at all saying it was a bad decision. Just wondering the thought process that melted the Baseball Grinch's heart that one day.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I don't disagree, but that shot didn't screw him. It was the next two, where he tried to be a hero on each.
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  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    He hit the tee ball so far right, with the angle he had, he had to hit it right of the green. The incredibly unlucky part was the ball hitting the edge of the stands and kicking straight back off the edge of the burn into waist deep hay. It stays in the stands, free drop, up and down for 4. The Golfing Gods said "We don't think you deserve that."
    The third shot was probably the worst shot he hit on the entire hole. The tee shot was the dumbest.
    When I go back and watch that, I still giggle at Rosburg, Strange and Tirico.
    Curtis still said it best. "This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen."
    I still wish he would have hit it from the water.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Not giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch on the goal line.

    Not letting Baker Mayfield try to win the Rose Bowl late

    Leaving Kerahaw in too long.

    Not waving Gordon home in game seven against the giants.

    Farve Not throwing that ball into Saints traffic.
  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Black athlete wants to play, and is mad when he is pulled out of the game and lashes out. This is bad.

    Hall of Fame white manager forgets about the start of the game while talking to a reporter, and we think this is colorful and cute.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Still just staggering when you think about it. And while it obviously worked out, Hoodie’s decision not to use a TO there was awful.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Keeping Pedro in in Game Seven of the 2003 ALCS.
  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    You two prolly dont want to look at the other thread.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I've been 50/50 since the night it happened.
    It's Gordon. Not Gore.
    It was going to take a good throw.
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