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David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« on: January 25, 2022, 06:34:31 PM »

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David Ortiz was the only player elected into the baseball hall of fame by the BBWAA, after receiving 77.9% of the vote.

Congrats to Big Papi. I cant thank him enough for all he did during his time with the Boston Red Sox. He is well deserving of the hall of fame honor.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33145769/former-boston-red-sox-slugger-david-ortiz-lone-inductee-baseball-hall-fame-barry-bonds-roger-clemens-miss-again

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 06:43:32 PM »

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Im glad hes in.  He was legitimately feared, and came through in huge moments.

Clemens, Bonds and Schilling should all be in, too.


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Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 06:50:52 PM »

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Good for him!

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 07:12:28 PM »

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Im glad hes in.  He was legitimately feared, and came through in huge moments.

Clemens, Bonds and Schilling should all be in, too.

Agree with all of this.

Way to go, Big Papi!
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Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 07:24:42 PM »

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Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 08:07:41 PM »

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Believe hes the first DH to make it. Bravo!
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Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 08:11:34 PM »

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Believe hes the first DH to make it. Bravo!

Edgar Martinez made it a few years back, I think. 


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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 08:22:50 PM »

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Believe hes the first DH to make it. Bravo!

Edgar Martinez made it a few years back, I think.

Harold Baines too
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Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 08:24:01 PM »

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So they put him in with a failed drug test but not other far superior players without a failed drug test. The shear hypocrisy of baseball hall of fame voters never ceases to amaze.
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2022, 08:29:15 PM »

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So they put him in with a failed drug test but not other far superior players without a failed drug test. The shear hypocrisy of baseball hall of fame voters never ceases to amaze.

False.

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2022, 08:30:49 PM »

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Im glad hes in.  He was legitimately feared, and came through in huge moments.

Clemens, Bonds and Schilling should all be in, too.
Clemens - Yes
Bonds - hell no.  no one on the roids should be in
Schilling - on the fence with him.  key pitcher for two WS winning teams but overall career, not good enough IMO

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2022, 08:48:14 PM »

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Im glad hes in.  He was legitimately feared, and came through in huge moments.

Clemens, Bonds and Schilling should all be in, too.
Clemens - Yes
Bonds - hell no.  no one on the roids should be in
Schilling - on the fence with him.  key pitcher for two WS winning teams but overall career, not good enough IMO
clemens pretty clearly did roids
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2022, 08:59:32 PM »

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So they put him in with a failed drug test but not other far superior players without a failed drug test. The shear hypocrisy of baseball hall of fame voters never ceases to amaze.

False.
I mean what is false there, Ortiz admitted he failed a test but then blamed supplements and vitamins.  Pretty classic excuse for failed test takers.  Then of course there is the less direct stuff like the DEA investigation into a Dominican drug lord connected to Ortiz, the failed assisnation attempt by a different Dominican drug lord, and a whole host of other seedy stuff. 

I have no issue with Ortiz in the HOF, but onky after far superior players like Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGuire, etc.  The hypocrisy of putting him in and not those others just taints the Hall.  It is just nonsense and every single person that failed to vote for Bonds and Clemens should have their vote revoked, especially if they voted for an inferior failed drug test player like Ortiz.  The hypocrisy is disgusting.
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2022, 09:21:29 PM »

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So they put him in with a failed drug test but not other far superior players without a failed drug test. The shear hypocrisy of baseball hall of fame voters never ceases to amaze.

False.
I mean what is false there, Ortiz admitted he failed a test but then blamed supplements and vitamins.  Pretty classic excuse for failed test takers.  Then of course there is the less direct stuff like the DEA investigation into a Dominican drug lord connected to Ortiz, the failed assisnation attempt by a different Dominican drug lord, and a whole host of other seedy stuff. 

I have no issue with Ortiz in the HOF, but onky after far superior players like Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGuire, etc.  The hypocrisy of putting him in and not those others just taints the Hall.  It is just nonsense and every single person that failed to vote for Bonds and Clemens should have their vote revoked, especially if they voted for an inferior failed drug test player like Ortiz.  The hypocrisy is disgusting.

Wasn't the gist of the Ortiz issue was that he supposedly failed a test, but was never told why he failed it or if he failed it at all?

Edit:

Here's the MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on the issue:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/10/02/rob-manfred-david-ortiz-drug-test-hall-of-fame/91442256/

Re: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2022, 09:41:53 PM »

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So they put him in with a failed drug test but not other far superior players without a failed drug test. The shear hypocrisy of baseball hall of fame voters never ceases to amaze.

False.
I mean what is false there, Ortiz admitted he failed a test but then blamed supplements and vitamins.  Pretty classic excuse for failed test takers.  Then of course there is the less direct stuff like the DEA investigation into a Dominican drug lord connected to Ortiz, the failed assisnation attempt by a different Dominican drug lord, and a whole host of other seedy stuff. 

I have no issue with Ortiz in the HOF, but onky after far superior players like Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGuire, etc.  The hypocrisy of putting him in and not those others just taints the Hall.  It is just nonsense and every single person that failed to vote for Bonds and Clemens should have their vote revoked, especially if they voted for an inferior failed drug test player like Ortiz.  The hypocrisy is disgusting.

Wasn't the gist of the Ortiz issue was that he supposedly failed a test, but was never told why he failed it or if he failed it at all?

Edit:

Here's the MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on the issue:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/10/02/rob-manfred-david-ortiz-drug-test-hall-of-fame/91442256/

Aside from that, how was the play mrs. Lincoln?