In all humility, we point you toward the always interesting Baseball Analysts site, and a short piece on two players you might not ordinarily associate.
by YF on September 28, 2006 at 9:59 am in
General Baseball · 6 comments
Very interesting, and very well written. So well written, in fact, that I think there must be a mistake. It says that Mark Lamster clown wrote it. That can’t be right… :-)
Paul SF September 28, 2006 at 11:37 am
Good read – it’s an interesting comparison to make. I wonder if Cobb’s fan base extended past his home team or if he was reviled by the majority of the fans the way Bonds seems to be outside of San Francisco.
attackgerbil September 28, 2006 at 12:50 pm
I wonder if Cobb tried to spike Ruth as he is so famous for doing to other players, maybe cut short that threatening career…
Paul SF September 28, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Ruth played the outfield, so spiking wasn’t an option. But he did try physical assault. The two brawled on at least one occassion, and at Cobb’s provocation.
YF September 28, 2006 at 2:03 pm
And the classic line from Cobb’s biographer–when he asked to say ONE decent thing about Ruth:
“Runs well for a fat man.”
walein September 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
I mean, really, who cares if Bonds and Cobb don’t get along? Those baseball writers have nothing better to do with their time than antagonize? Zzzzzzz.
SF September 28, 2006 at 2:55 pm
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