Re: Sullivan: Mixed up Sox
- From: "TC" <tim.njean@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:37:33 GMT
<RFDannyBoy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Dwight Evans had a great combination of an excellent glove (Gold Glove many
"BadgerBC" <neilrichardson3819@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Patrick Sullivan makes a strong case for re-assessing Dewey Evans in
comparison to Rice.
I agree, but Evans is not on the ballot.
My dad says he used to be on the ballot, but came off after however
many years of being on, but never elected. From what I read, his bat
was average, it was his glove and arm that made him special.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a mental fence that outfielders have
to have big sticks or they don't get a second look. They seem to
overlook walks. As far as I am concerned, and any coach I ever had,
felt that a walk is as good as a single, so maybe they ought to change
the way batting stats are compiled, and count walks as "at bats".
times), and a bat that better every season. He was consistently better each
year. He had 7 consecutive 20+ HR seasons, I believe. He had a reputation
for throwing people out on the bases, and from right field, not left, like
Why am I prmoting a guy who's not my candidate, and is no longer on the
ballot? To show that the voters do overlook good candidates, and it is
possible for a worthy player to be left out.
Open the floodgates? I don't think it needs to be that drastic. Just judge
these players against their peers, and not those who came before them or
after them, or not as much as them seem to be doing.