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Postby johnsamo » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:11 am

If Buck O'Neil said it, it's probably true... off topic, but Josh Gibson was head and tails the greatest catcher ever.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:20 am

johnsamo wrote:If Buck O'Neil said it, it's probably true... off topic, but Josh Gibson was head and tails the greatest catcher ever.


They've got a write-up on Josh Gibson in there too. That's just sick...he sounds like Mike Piazza (in his prime) at the plate while being an excellent defensive catcher.
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Postby NikkiSixx » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:57 am

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Postby BigDaddyP » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:59 am

johnsamo wrote:Lot of young kids don't even know who Bo Jackson is, but he was the best athlete I ever saw, period. If he'd quit football and devoted himself to baseball and improved his plate discipline/got more experience, he'd probably have been one of the best players in history. He'd be like Andrew Jones, only a lot faster and stronger.

I saw the Football game where he broke his leg/hip and it was Theismanesque ugly. You knew he was finished the second it happened.

Deon Sanders had awesome talent too, but he was SO MUCH better at football I can see why he chose that. But for Jackson, running backs on average have such short careers, he'd have been better off just playing baseball.


Bo Jackson is the best athlete I have ever seen. By far.

But his injury was NOT "Theismanesque ugly." In fact, just about everyone expected or at least hoped he would play against Buffalo the next week. It was an awkward looking tackle. Nothing ugly, nothing that would cause you to cringe, and nothing that would immediately make you remark "this guy is out for the season."

It was the freakiest of all injuries. Sad... really sad.

Bo was truly one of a kind.
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Postby mrider » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:53 am

Maybe not now but 2 or 3 years ago Luis Castillo was very fast.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:26 pm

Theres a guy coming up in the Phils system thats fast, not sure where he stacks up against these guys but I just know he's fast
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Postby Pokey » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:10 pm

Trot Nixon wrote:Theres a guy coming up in the Phils system thats fast, not sure where he stacks up against these guys but I just know he's fast


I think right now the fastest prospect in the minors has got to be Justin Upton. He ran the 60 in just over 6.2!

Is the Philles prospect your talking about Michael Bourn? I love Bourn, he's fast and has great on base skills. The best time I've seen for Bourn in the 60 is 6.45, which is right up there with most of these guys!
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:12 pm

Ichiro is pretty fast
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Postby mikhayl » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:18 pm

houstonoilers wrote:Fielder...got another steal today


Fielder certainly generates the most momentum (p=mv) of any big leaguer.
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Postby pokerplaya » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:23 pm

I haven't seen much of Gathright, but from what I've seen of Reyes, he is going to have a ton of SB's when his career is over....he is explosive on the bases, incredibly quick, and seems to be getting more baseball savvy each day.
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