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2014-04-08 01:28:40 PM  
755 will never be legitimately broken.
 
2014-04-08 02:07:23 PM  

bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.


Sadaharu Oh disagrees with you on that.
 
2014-04-08 02:08:06 PM  
bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

Not by anybody playing the game right now.
 
2014-04-08 02:11:11 PM  

rjakobi: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

Sadaharu Oh disagrees with you on that.


And him breaking Aaron's record is far more legit than Barry Bonds.
 
2014-04-08 03:08:30 PM  
maybe it will one day, no one thought Ruth's would be broken either. Aaron is a true baseball treasure though.
 
2014-04-08 03:33:31 PM  
Why are we celebrating a record that was already broken?
 
2014-04-08 03:37:14 PM  

Beware_Me: Why* are* we* celebrating* a* record* that* was* already* broken*?


FTFY.
 
2014-04-08 03:38:40 PM  

bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.


I wouldn't be so sure. What we know now is that the pitchers were juicing at least as much as the hitters, but it's hard to tell who it had the bigger impact on.
 
2014-04-08 03:51:25 PM  

MFAWG: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

I wouldn't be so sure. What we know now is that the pitchers were juicing at least as much as the hitters, but it's hard to tell who it had the bigger impact on.


The pitchers were juicing.
 
2014-04-08 04:08:38 PM  

MFAWG: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

I wouldn't be so sure. What we know now is that the pitchers were juicing at least as much as the hitters, but it's hard to tell who it had the bigger impact on.


I forgot that it was broken by so few (762*) and the only active players in the top 40 are Aroid (654) Fat Albert (492) and Adam Dunn (442)

/no Jason Giambi doesn't count
//guys over 500 hrs not in the hall but on ballet Barry (762)   Sosa (609)  McGwire (582) Palmeiro (569)
///guys over 500 not hof eligible yet Arod (654) Griffey (630)  Thome (612) Manny (555)
////unsure Sheffield (509) (thought he was on the 2014 ballot but doesn't seem like it)
 
2014-04-08 04:12:05 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: MFAWG: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

I wouldn't be so sure. What we know now is that the pitchers were juicing at least as much as the hitters, but it's hard to tell who it had the bigger impact on.

The pitchers were juicing.


Yes.
 
2014-04-08 04:28:37 PM  
Good thing we don't count methamphetamines as PEDs.  But seriously, steroids go back to at least 1889 and there are tons of other drugs that people took over the years.  I don't understand scorning the 'steroid era' and at the same time venerating the past.  There simply wasn't any good testing done until recently.
 
2014-04-08 04:56:54 PM  
Aaron is one of the few sports guys I'd like to sit down with for a beer.  He went through a lot more racial shiat than a lot of people realize and didn't even flinch when those two white kids came running out of the stands.  Actually I'd kind of like to know what those two guys are up to as well.
 
2014-04-08 04:59:37 PM  

bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.


755 was never legitimately established. Hammerin' Hank is still the king.

/hail to the king, baby
 
2014-04-08 05:09:27 PM  
Cool, we are celebrating broken records now?  How cute.

In August, will we celebrate 756 turning 7?
 
2014-04-08 05:30:03 PM  
Aaron's accomplishment was amazing, and you are free to like him better than Bonds, but 762 > 755 and that's that. Only baseball would make people so stupid as to think they can ignore basic math.
 
2014-04-08 05:32:39 PM  

moocifer: Good thing we don't count methamphetamines as PEDs.  But seriously, steroids go back to at least 1889 and there are tons of other drugs that people took over the years.  I don't understand scorning the 'steroid era' and at the same time venerating the past.  There simply wasn't any good testing done until recently.


Selig welcomed PED's to reboost baseball after the strike in the 90s. Its been documented a number of players had improved performance drugs over the years, to what extent nobody knows. Far as I am concerned, Aaron could of been juicing, same for Ruth.
Until they list the entire 104 people  in the mitchell report (or whatever the exact number is), I say the record stands - if Aroid breaks the record, then he deserves the title.

/We can't show proof Mickey Mantle wasn't on roids, so why blame the assholes today who are doing it? Only difference is Selig wanted to clamp down on the roid usage. Selig himself allowed it, even ignored the 2004 report of the 100+ players caught. So why is it a big deal?

********** all you want, players have been cheating in baseball since it began, watch Ken Burns series on baseball, I see no different today.
 
2014-04-08 05:42:58 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Aaron's accomplishment was amazing, and you are free to like him better than Bonds, but 762 > 755 and that's that. Only baseball would make people so stupid as to think they can ignore basic math.


Yeah baseball has never done that before

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2014-04-08 05:43:55 PM  
Baseball allowed it and looked the other way. Did they use it as a way to increase fan interest? Probably. Was the players' union complicit? Most likely. Now the league shuns it because of the backlash from the fans.

I don't care who is in the HOF and who isn't. I just detest Bonds because he was a jackass. Ryan Braun is equally as detestable. But regardless of what I like or don't like, Bonds has hit the most career homers. Personally, it infuriates me. But I'm not going to pretend, like some people, that I can sort out the players who were and weren't juicing. Sure, there's actual evidence for some players like Bonds and Braun. But when people make accusations based simply on statistics it's asinine.
 
2014-04-08 05:45:47 PM  

LoR75: Cool, we are celebrating broken records now?  How cute.

In August, will we celebrate 756 turning 7?


Nope. I celebrate the people behind the accomplishments. There's nothing worth celebrating behind 756, as legitimate as it is.
 
2014-04-08 05:48:47 PM  
I was 5.  Exactly 5.
 
2014-04-08 05:58:58 PM  

Misconduc: moocifer: Good thing we don't count methamphetamines as PEDs.  But seriously, steroids go back to at least 1889 and there are tons of other drugs that people took over the years.  I don't understand scorning the 'steroid era' and at the same time venerating the past.  There simply wasn't any good testing done until recently.

Selig welcomed PED's to reboost baseball after the strike in the 90s. Its been documented a number of players had improved performance drugs over the years, to what extent nobody knows. Far as I am concerned, Aaron could of....


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2014-04-08 06:14:30 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Aaron's accomplishment was amazing, and you are free to like him better than Bonds, but 762 > 755 and that's that. Only baseball would make people so stupid as to think they can ignore basic math.


I don't think anyone involved (Hank, The Braves organization) is trying to say Hank still holds the record.  It was an important milestone in baseball history, and there's no reason not to celebrate it.  The Giants can also feel free to honor the Bonds record-breaking HR.  Note that Hank himself congratulated Bonds.
 
2014-04-08 06:19:08 PM  

rjakobi: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

Sadaharu Oh disagrees with you on that.


When did he play in Major League Baseball?
 
2014-04-08 06:31:12 PM  
This thread is ridiculous. Seriously, people.

Why not just sit back and celebrate one of the greatest MLB players to ever play the game? Of the thousands upon thousands of players to ever play this game, he is one of the three or four that you could argue is the absolute greatest of them all. And, he did it in the face of hatred and death threats.
 
2014-04-08 06:39:16 PM  
If you take away his 755 home runs that count as hits, he would STILL be in the 3000 hit club. Pretty amazing.
 
2014-04-08 07:04:18 PM  

LoR75: Cool, we are celebrating broken records now?  How cute.

In August, will we celebrate 756 turning 7?


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2014-04-08 07:50:47 PM  

farbekrieg: ElwoodCuse: Aaron's accomplishment was amazing, and you are free to like him better than Bonds, but 762 > 755 and that's that. Only baseball would make people so stupid as to think they can ignore basic math.

Yeah baseball has never done that before


You are correct. They haven't.

Despite what Dick Young said about Ford Frick, there is no official asterisk.
 
2014-04-08 07:58:51 PM  
I wish the internet had been around in the 1920s. The arguments about how Roger Conner and his 138 HRs were the true Home Run King would've been great.
 
2014-04-08 08:13:59 PM  
Well in all fairness 715 doesn't count the ones he hit in the negro leagues. So probably more than 762 anyway.
 
2014-04-08 08:15:17 PM  

MFAWG: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

I wouldn't be so sure. What we know now is that the pitchers were juicing at least as much as the hitters, but it's hard to tell who it had the bigger impact on.


The baseballs flew a hell of a lot further when everyone was juicing.
 
2014-04-08 08:21:23 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Well in all fairness 715 doesn't count the ones he hit in the negro leagues. So probably more than 762 anyway.


I think the Clowns were a Globetrotterstype outfit, so there's no reason they should count.
 
2014-04-08 08:24:34 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Well in all fairness 715 doesn't count the ones he hit in the negro leagues. So probably more than 762 anyway.


He apparently only hit 5 (in 26 games), so no, only 760.
 
2014-04-08 08:33:59 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Aaron is one of the few sports guys I'd like to sit down with for a beer.  He went through a lot more racial shiat than a lot of people realize and didn't even flinch when those two white kids came running out of the stands.  Actually I'd kind of like to know what those two guys are up to as well.


He's a great person to sit and talk to. My brother and I got to play a round of 18 with him. He's an extremely nice person.
 
2014-04-08 08:34:52 PM  
Kudos to Hank for 715, and for withstanding the indignity of being forced to wear a bowling shirt when he hit it.  The button down jerseys have always looked better than the blue ones.
 
2014-04-08 08:39:54 PM  

Rwa2play: rjakobi: bluorangefyre: 755 will never be legitimately broken.

Sadaharu Oh disagrees with you on that.

And him breaking Aaron's record is far more legit than Barry Bonds.


How many MLB pitchers did OH face?

Oh!
 
2014-04-08 08:42:57 PM  
Can we at least agree that Selig is a tool?
 
2014-04-08 08:47:17 PM  
How long has it been since the freakish 3-hits-with-1-swing from Hunter Pence?
 
2014-04-08 08:52:19 PM  
Oh man was I waiting for the new season to start. I don't think who aren't old like me realize how significant this was. I was 10 at the time, and the white people who were freaking out that this n*gger was going to break Ruth's record was nearly at the same fever pitch of all the white people who lost their sh*t when a black man became president.

You had all off-season of hearing about it, but long before the internet. I was young and just couldn't understand why everyone hated this guy. You had Hank and Ali. That was when I first started understanding racism.

I always wonder what the "I'm not racist" idiots would have been like if the internet had been around.
 
2014-04-08 09:06:10 PM  
Baseball sucks.

Always has, always...........

OK just this once I'll let it go. Aaron was magnificent.
 
2014-04-08 09:45:46 PM  
"What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time idol. And it is a great moment for all of us, and particularly for Henry Aaron."
 
2014-04-08 10:04:27 PM  

Rex_Banner: "What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time idol. And it is a great moment for all of us, and particularly for Henry Aaron."


We should all ignore the death threats he got all off-season, based on this blurb...
 
2014-04-08 11:41:17 PM  

farbekrieg: ////unsure Sheffield (509) (thought he was on the 2014 ballot but doesn't seem like it)


Gary Sheffield is eligible for the 2015 ballot, according to the HOF website.  (While I'm there, I checked the others you mentioned; Ramirez is in 2017 and Thome in 2018)
 
2014-04-09 08:05:49 AM  

mediablitz: Rex_Banner: "What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time idol. And it is a great moment for all of us, and particularly for Henry Aaron."

We should all ignore the death threats he got all off-season, based on this blurb...


I don't think that was Vin Scully's intention when he made that call.
 
2014-04-09 09:21:40 AM  

mediablitz: Rex_Banner: "What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time idol. And it is a great moment for all of us, and particularly for Henry Aaron."

We should all ignore the death threats he got all off-season, based on this blurb...


Umm what?
 
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