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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12
No real big shock here; the guy was a big as a lineman and the only thing he could do was hit long-balls. Honestly, even before the steroids and during the time he took them, I don't think he was a hall-of-famer. The guy was a one dimensional person and if it weren't for the homeruns, he may have not been nearly as recognizable. He wasn't a consistent hitter nor was hit batting average something to look at either.

I am not against McGwire personally because he fessed up to what he did and knows the consequences. However, the HOF shouldn't just be looked at for guys who can hit the baseball really far but for guys who have more dimensions to their game and if they can hit homeruns, all the more better.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.20
    Originally posted by The Game
    No real big shock here; the guy was a big as a lineman and the only thing he could do was hit long-balls. Honestly, even before the steroids and during the time he took them, I don't think he was a hall-of-famer. The guy was a one dimensional person and if it weren't for the homeruns, he may have not been nearly as recognizable. He wasn't a consistent hitter nor was hit batting average something to look at either.

    I am not against McGwire personally because he fessed up to what he did and knows the consequences. However, the HOF shouldn't just be looked at for guys who can hit the baseball really far but for guys who have more dimensions to their game and if they can hit homeruns, all the more better.


Ozzie Smith was a pretty one-dimensional player, and he's in the Hall of Fame. I don't hear anyone complaining about that, because he might be the best ever at that one dimension.

Nobody in the history of baseball has hit home runs with greater frequency than Mark McGwire did (once every 10.6 at-bats). This wasn't just one thing he was pretty good at; he was one of the best ever at it. The rationale for Smith is that if he saved, say, 100 runs per year with his defense, that made up for the fact that he might only account for 50 with his offense. Same with McGwire - sure, he only hit .260 or so for his career, but nearly half his career hits were extra base hits, and more than a third of them were home runs.

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.72
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I wonder if this will move him above 25% in the HOF voting. Because that's the only real reason I can see that he'd ever come clean.


This was my immediate thought also. He's only fessing up now because he thinks it's his only chance of getting into the HOF after failing so far.



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