Let's pretend regarding Ryan Braun

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Posted: 2/29/2012 4:13:20 PM
If Greenberg hadn't missed most are all of five seaonss during the prime of his career because of the war he'd have hit moe than 700 homeruns.  .   He was drafted in 1940, was discharged when Congress released men 28 years and older from service on December 5, 1941, two days before Pearl Harbor was bombed.   He immediately re-enlisted becoming the first major leaguer to enlist after Pearl Harbor was attacked.   He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces and served with distinction in the Pacific.   Hank was discharged in the summer of 1945 and hit a homerun in his first game back on July 1 at the age of 34.
    Playing his first full season since 1940, in 1946 Hank led the league in home runs (44) and RBIs (127), both for the 4th time.
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Posted: 2/29/2012 5:49:31 PM

It is going to come out in the wash.  He is going to hit about 250

this year.  With about 8 home runs.  He will blame it on

distractions.  This is one POS.

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Posted: 2/29/2012 5:59:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by papadarla:



You don't think there was bigotry in baseball back then eh?    Yea, it was only against blacks, right?  We know about Jackie Robinson, you are clueless about what Hank Greenberg faced.  There was such an uproar over leaving a guy with 103 rbi's at the midpoint off the '35 allstar team, common decency prevvailed the following year.   I tell you how good Greenberg was.   No one had ever hit more than his 58 homeruns in a single season from the right side of the plate till sosa in the steroid era.  There's a lot more right handed pitchers than lefties.   And a solid argument can be made that Greenberg was actually the greatest slugger of all time because his 58 didn't include balls which bounced over the fence which was the case in 27 when Ruth's 60 included a half dozen of what now would be considered ground rule doubles.   But if you don't like the Greenberg analogy, I'll not wait for you to articulate the possibility of anti-semitism as a motive for tampering with Bruan's sample.


How did this argument turn into bigotry?  Unreal.
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Posted: 2/29/2012 6:24:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by papadarla:



You don't think there was bigotry in baseball back then eh?    Yea, it was only against blacks, right?  We know about Jackie Robinson, you are clueless about what Hank Greenberg faced.  There was such an uproar over leaving a guy with 103 rbi's at the midpoint off the '35 allstar team, common decency prevvailed the following year.   I tell you how good Greenberg was.   No one had ever hit more than his 58 homeruns in a single season from the right side of the plate till sosa in the steroid era.  There's a lot more right handed pitchers than lefties.   And a solid argument can be made that Greenberg was actually the greatest slugger of all time because his 58 didn't include balls which bounced over the fence which was the case in 27 when Ruth's 60 included a half dozen of what now would be considered ground rule doubles.   But if you don't like the Greenberg analogy, I'll not wait for you to articulate the possibility of anti-semitism as a motive for tampering with Bruan's sample.

Greenberg's own teammate chose the AL All Star team.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 1:49:15 PM
Now at season's end and Bruan probably getting a piss test every day, that he's the only guy in history to hit more homeruns without steroids than with them and let's also pretend he bulked up with lots of muscle. 
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