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  • Bob Feller says no Hall of Fame for Barry Bonds

    This should be interesting.

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legendary pitcher Bob Feller, who has been in baseball's Hall of Fame longer than any other living player, said on Monday controversial superstar Barry Bonds should be kept out of the exclusive club.

    Bonds, who owns baseball's single-season home-run record, has been under intense scrutiny since excerpts of a new book last week said he actively used steroids for at least five seasons.

    "He's not going to get the numbers when it comes to Cooperstown," Feller, 87, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, told Reuters.

    "Those players who have been convicted of using steroids or are caught using them are not going to get the numbers to be elected to the Hall of Fame when they become eligible for that great honor. And I am with them on that."
    http://today.reuters.com/News/newsAr...BALL-BONDS.xml
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  • #2
    Rapid Robert is entitled to his opinion and while I agree with the sentiment it is going to be hard to keep Bonds out.
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    • #3
      I agree with Bob about users and I agree that Bonds does not belong.
      However, I also think that Bonds will indeed make it.

      Bob is not a voter and therefore does not know what will happen.
      After all, is was Bob who said that "The Catch" by Mays was far from the best he ever saw!
      1968 and 1984, the greatest ever.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by runningshoes53
        Bob Feller is an honorable man & straight shooter! He is a credit to baseball which is certainly more than Bonds is! Feller served his country in World War II as an ordinary seaman on the USS Alabama battleship. One of the Greatest Generation's Greats! Brownie31

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tigerfan1974
          I agree with Bob about users and I agree that Bonds does not belong.
          However, I also think that Bonds will indeed make it.

          Bob is not a voter and therefore does not know what will happen.
          After all, is was Bob who said that "The Catch" by Mays was far from the best he ever saw!
          he's hardly alone in thinking that play is the greatest ever.

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          • #6
            I agree with Feller. When Bonds is found with steroids I hope hes banned for life.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tigerfan1974
              After all, is was Bob who said that "The Catch" by Mays was far from the best he ever saw!

              This may open up a whole new thread but lets be honest there are probably a dozen or more greater catches than the one Mays made and I'm talking World Series play. The catch that Willie made probably only a small number of players could have made it was a great catch no doubt. To be honest, we have to remember although a long run Willie knew he had no wall or fence to contend with, he had all the room in the world. The more difficult catches are when the outfielder has to watch the ball and at the same time "eye up" a fence or a wall he may run into.

              There have been a number of catches that had a greater degree of difficulty that the catch Willie made.

              How do you doubt that what Bob says is true, that he saw some catches that were better than the catch Willie made, is that hard to believe.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tigerfan1974
                I agree with Bob about users and I agree that Bonds does not belong.
                However, I also think that Bonds will indeed make it.

                Bob is not a voter and therefore does not know what will happen.
                After all, is was Bob who said that "The Catch" by Mays was far from the best he ever saw!
                That catch wasn't all that impressive in and of itself. What made it special was the player who made it, the impact of the moment, and the spinning throw didn't hurt The actual catch though, in terms of diffulty, isn't too high up on the scale.

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                • #9
                  It's guys like Bobby Feller that have made the game what it is today. The fact that he agrees with most of us doesn't hurt. If Bonds makes the hall it will be a very sad day for our game.
                  Baseball Drills

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Riverdog
                    It's guys like Bobby Feller that have made the game what it is today. The fact that he agrees with most of us doesn't hurt. If Bonds makes the hall it will be a very sad day for our game.
                    very well put

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                    • #11
                      Barry Bonds was already in the HOF when the book claims he started using steroids...

                      Barry Bonds is a HOFer...no doubt about it. Baseball is to blame for the supposedly rampant steroid use that went on during the late 90's..

                      They loved how the McGwire and Sosa HR chase brought fans back to baseball, to chastise the players alone is ridiculous.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Big Lou1224
                        Barry Bonds was already in the HOF when the book claims he started using steroids...

                        Barry Bonds is a HOFer...no doubt about it. Baseball is to blame for the supposedly rampant steroid use that went on during the late 90's..

                        They loved how the McGwire and Sosa HR chase brought fans back to baseball, to chastise the players alone is ridiculous.
                        Joe Jackson was a HOFer before he was banned from baseball. At the time, MLB had no rule in place about throwing games, and no rule was put in place until 1920

                        that didn't stop Joe from being banned perminantly

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Big Lou1224
                          Barry Bonds was already in the HOF when the book claims he started using steroids...
                          [ I go with that, I would think regardless of what we now know Barry will probably get into the HOF] SHOELESJOE3


                          Baseball is to blame for the supposedly rampant steroid use that went on during the late 90's..

                          [ Still not buying that ghetto defense. Agreed baseball should have had a testing program for steroids and amphetamines long ago and this whole deal would not have blown up in their face. Still in the end it's those that were the users, made that choice that are to blame for their actions] SHOELESSJOE3

                          They loved how the McGwire and Sosa HR chase brought fans back to baseball, to chastise the players alone is ridiculous.
                          Thar they did, loved it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3
                            This may open up a whole new thread but lets be honest there are probably a dozen or more greater catches than the one Mays made and I'm talking World Series play. The catch that Willie made probably only a small number of players could have made it was a great catch no doubt. To be honest, we have to remember although a long run Willie knew he had no wall or fence to contend with, he had all the room in the world. The more difficult catches are when the outfielder has to watch the ball and at the same time "eye up" a fence or a wall he may run into.

                            There have been a number of catches that had a greater degree of difficulty that the catch Willie made.

                            How do you doubt that what Bob says is true, that he saw some catches that were better than the catch Willie made, is that hard to believe.
                            I think there are greater plays as well.
                            But the Mays catch was a great play, and perhaps one of the best plays to that time(?).
                            Certainly one of the earliest 'great' catches recorded for posterity on video.
                            1968 and 1984, the greatest ever.

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                            • #15
                              Feller's cranky. He indicated that Pete Rose's hits record should have an asterisk next it? Why?

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