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Posted on: August 23, 2009 6:17 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2009 9:45 pm
 

Pete Rose The Player, Was Flawless...

Pete Rose The Player, Was Flawless…

It is it time for Major League Baseball to finally do the right thing and allow Pete Rose (A.K.A. Charlie Hustle) to be eligible for baseball's Hall Of Fame based on his career as a Player and not for his Managerial Antics? It is Long Past Due.

Pete Rose did nothing illegal as a Player. He exemplified the meaning of hard work, playing competitively and sportsmanship on the field. He should have been in the Hall Of Fame 18 years ago as a Player. He still holds today More MLB Records then any other player in the history of the game.

The Hall Of Fame is filled with players who Knowingly Doctored the Ball which is an Illegal Act On The Field. It is also filled with known alcoholics and wife beaters.

Pete Rose is one of the greatest player of all time and is still the all-time Major League leader in Hits (4,256), Games Played (3,562), At-Bats (14,053), Outs (10,328). He won Three World Series Rings, Three Batting Titles, One Most Valuable Player Awards, Two Gold Gloves, Rookie Of The Year, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unprecedented five different positions 1B, 2B, 3B, LF and RF.  In 1978 he tied the single season National League Hit Streak record at  44 games. During those 44 games he hit for 66 hits.

I was fortunate enough to grow up in his Big Red Machine Days and witness his Greatness and what he did for the sport. He had every  kid and every Little Leaguer wanting to be him and play the game as hard as he did.  I was a  Die Hard Baltimore Orioles fan growing up in Baltimore and got to witness that 1970 World Series with Pete Rose. I remember that the Pete Rose baseball cards were among the most valued ones we kept in a Safer place and not with our other cards.

With a list of these Records and Achievements like this you have to ask why he’s not already in the Hall of Fame as a Player…

Major League records Pete Rose owns:

* Only player in major league history to play more than 500 games at five different positions - 
    1B (939), LF (671), 3B (634), 2B (628), RF (595)

Most career hits - 4,256

Most career outs - 10,328

Most career games played - 3,562

Most career at bats – 15,861

Most career singles - 3,215

Most career runs by a switch hitter - 2,165

Most career doubles by a switch hitter - 746

Most career walks by a switch hitter - 1,566

Most career total bases by a switch hitter - 5,752

Most seasons of 200 or more hits - 10

Most consecutive seasons of 100 or more hits - 23

Most consecutive seasons with 600 or more at bats - 13 (1968-1980)

Most seasons with 600 at bats - 17

Most seasons with 150 or more games played - 17

Most seasons with 100 or more games played - 23

Record for playing in the most winning games - 1,972


 National League records Pete Rose owns:

Most years played - 24

Most consecutive years played - 24

Most career runs - 2,165

Most career doubles - 746

Most career games with 5 or more hits - 10

Modern (post-1900) record for longest consecutive game hitting streak - 44

Modern record for most consecutive hitting streaks of 20 or more games - 7

NL MVP Awards 1973

NL Rookie Of The Year Award 1963

17 All-Star selections

Three World Series Rings 1975, 1976 and 1980

World Series MVP Award 1975

Two Gold Clove Awards 1969, 1970

Roberto Clemente Award 1976

The Sporting News  Player of the Year 1968

The Sporting News Sportsman of the Year 1985

The Sporting News Player of the Decade 1970s

Pete should be Honored as one of the Greatest Players ever to play the game while he is still here to accept, and be allowed to be eligible for the Hall Of Fame.

It has been 20 years and now it is time for Bud Selig the Commissioner of Major League Baseball to lay down this Sword he has for Pete Rose and do the Right Thing…

 Pete Rose The Player,  Was Flawless…

Category: MLB
Posted on: August 15, 2009 12:17 pm
 

Thanksgiving Day Games, I want better games.

Are you as sick as I am having to watch those lousy football games on Thanksgiving Day. How does the NFL think those are the Best Teams to put on the field on a National Holiday?

In order to see some top notch games on Thanksgiving, the NFL should set up the games in this fashion. The way that I propose is good for the Fans and also for the Teams that were Top Seeded in the prior year.

You match up the games based on the prior years playoff games.

 Game one would be the Best Matchup, Example:

AFC Conference Loser  vs  NFC Conference Loser

Based off of the 2008 season we would be able to see:

Ravens vs Eagles

*Home field is picked by 2008 Win/Lose Record, tie breaker is PF-PA.

 

Game Two Matchup Example:

AFC Remaining Top seeded  vs  NFC Remaining Top seeded

Based off of the 2008 season we would be able to see:

Titans vs Giants

*Home field is picked by 2008 Win/Lose Record, tie breaker is PF-PA.

 

Game Three Matchup Example:

AFC Remaining Top Seeded  vs  NFC Remaining Top Seeded

Based off of the 2008 season we would be able to see:

Dolphins vs Panthers

*Home field is picked by 2008 Win/Lose Record, tie breaker is PF-PA.


Does this sound like better Holiday Games to you?
I just might eat less and watch more of the Games...

Tell me What you think of this…

Posted on: August 14, 2009 4:51 pm
 

VICK vs VICK, The Biggest Losers...

This is the Story of  Biggest Loser Brothers to ever be in the NFL,

But which one earns the title of the Biggest Loser?...

If you hang on and make it to the end of this story,
 tell me Who is the Biggest Loser of the two...

We all know the Michael Vick Story, So I will not bore any of you that story again.

But who remembers his little  Loser brother Marcus?
Here is the tale of what Lil’ Marcus has been up to…

 His legal troubles started while attending and after leaving Virginia Tech, and have included:

In the summer of 2004, Vick was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana in Virginia. As part of a plea agreement in that case, Vick was placed in a drug offender program that required him to perform 24 hours of community service, undergo drug counseling and random drug tests, and give up his Virginia driver's license for six months.

As a result of that incidents, he was suspended from the university for the fall semester of 2004. Vick was later reinstated to the school and the football team under specific guidelines that warranted immediate dismissal from the team for further transgressions.

Also In 2004 he was convicted on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,250. Vick appealed the lower court decision to a higher Circuit Court. However, on September 13, 2004 he entered into a Plea Agreement which was accepted by the circuit court. The terms were a "no contest" plea to a Single Misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a suspended 30-day jail sentence, a fine of $100, and he was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Robert Turk also prohibited Vick from contacting the teenage girls.

On October 1, 2005, Vick angered fans and press in Morgantown. West Virginia with a display of his middle finger to the crowd during the game at WV University. Vick later apologized and made no further comments about it

Also in 2005 Vick had lost his privilege to drive a motor vehicle in Virginia as the result of multiple traffic convictions, including reckless driving.

On December 17, 2005, he was charged with speeding, and for the second time, with the more serious misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

During the National Televised 2006 Gator Bowl on January 2, 2006, Vick once again courted controversy when he violently stomped on the leg of University of Louisville defensive end Elvi Dumervil with his foot. Dumervil was in a defenseless position, he was trying to get back up after the play. Following the game Vick claimed the incident was accidental, but this YouTube link shows otherwise.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfMcqB9jwS0

On January 6, 2006, Virginia Tech announced his permanent dismissal from its football program "due to a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play. In response to being thrown off the team, Vick has been quoted as saying, "It's not a big deal. I'll just move on to the next level, baby…

On January 9, 2006, he was charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, a Class One misdemeanor, in Suffolk Virginia. A police report stated that he allegedly pointed a gun at a 17-year-old and at least two of his friends in the parking lot of a local McDonald’s. …

Marcus Vick declared himself eligible for the 2006 NFL Draft, but he went undrafted, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins. He was released on September 2, 2006 to reach the Dolphins' regular-season roster limit, but was re-signed to the practice squad on September 4.  On October 17, 2006 the Miami Dolphins signed him as a Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Quarterback. He was signed from the practice squad to the active roster for the team's Week 7 game versus the
Green Bay . He was listed as the No. 3 "emergency" quarterback on the depth chart. His first action in the NFL was a regular season game against the New York on December 25, 2006. He played the wide receiver position for the 4th quarter, but had no recorded receptions. After the season, his contract expired, and the Dolphins opted not to resign him.
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On December 14, 2006, a 17-year old girl from Montgomery County Virginia, filed a Civil Lawsuit against Marcus Vick accusing him of molestation of a minor, fraud, and additional charges. In the lawsuit, seeking $6.3 million, an unnamed girl claims that when she was 15  and was a student in high school, she was forced into a sexual situation with Vick, who was 20 years old, over a nearly two year long period. She also alleges Vick offered to provide her alcohol and marijuana and forced her to have sex with other men and women. On September 15, 2008, the New York Times reported according to the plaintiff's attorney, the parties had agreed in principle to a settlement in the lawsuit.

According to Virginia court records, on January 9, 2007, Marcus Vick was charged in the City o Hampton with Speeding 45 miles per hour (mph) in a 30 mph zone. On March 5, he was tried and convicted in absentia by a Hampton General District Court judge, and a penalty of a fine and assessment of court costs were imposed.

On June 13, 2008, according to a report in the Norfolk Virginia-Pilot Newspaper, a bicycle officer in Norfolk approached a couple arguing in a car shortly after midnight. When asked for identification, the driver, Marcus Vick, allegedly took off, driving the car at high speed. When another officer spotted the car and stopped it, Vick failed a sobriety test. Marcus Vick was charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, driving on the wrong side of a street, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, and was taken into custody. He was convicted of DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, and driving on the wrong side of the road, and on October 20, 2008, received a 12 month suspended jail sentence, $530 in fines, and his privilege to operate motor vehicles in Virginia was suspended for a year.

On June 11, 2009, .Marcus Vick violated the conditions of his suspended sentence on drunken driving charges, Virginia authorities say. The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot said that Marcus is now facing revocation of his suspended sentence.

You Made it to the Finish Line of the Tale....

So these Brother I think are Clearly the Only Choice
for The Loser Brothers of the NFL

And who do you think is the BIGGEST LOSER,
Michael or Marcus?


Here is a Link to this story on the message board...

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag
es/chrono/16622253

Category: NFL
 
 
 
 
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