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Dale Murphy

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Angry Bagwell, Biggio Didn't Make Hall? Blame the Houston Chronicle For Not Doing Its Job

    So you're angry about Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio. You cannot understand how a guy with 3000 hits cannot be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the very first ballot. It pisses you off that Jeff Bagwell, one of the statistically greatest first baseman to ever play the game, was rejected once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Do The Right Thing, Astros. Retire J.R. Richard's Number

    Let's stipulate that the Houston Astros have retired too many numbers, especially for a franchise that's been to just one World Series. Let's also stipulate that most of the retired numbers are for players who, while fan favorites, really didn't do anything to deserve having their numbers retired. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    One Man's Votes For The Baseball Hall of Fame

    The best second baseman of the `90s‚ÄčThe latest class to the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced tomorrow. This is a special year for all Astros fans as this is the first year that Jeff Bagwell is on the ballot. There's a lot of talk among the voters (and non-voters) about Bagwell this se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Dale Murphy Is Too Damn Good For These Astros

    So I got stuck having to listen to portion of yesterday's Astros game while I was in my car, which meant that I didn't get to listen to Jim Deshaies. What I did hear, at one point, was Dave Raymond and Brett Dolan get into a conversation about Dale Murphy. Normally, this would be a good thing as I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Rickey, Jose, the Hall of Fame, and Me

    The string is unbroken. In the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, no player has ever been elected unanimously. Not Babe Ruth. Not Nolan Ryan. Not Cal Ripken. Not Tony Gwynn. Not Rickey Henderson. The closest to achieving this elusive milestone was Tom Seaver who got 98.84 percent of the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Rickey, Jose, the Hall of Fame, and Me

    The string is unbroken. In the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, no player has ever been elected unanimously. Not Babe Ruth. Not Nolan Ryan. Not Cal Ripken. Not Tony Gwynn. Not Rickey Henderson. The closest to achieving this elusive milestone was Tom Seaver who got 98.84 percent of the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Clemens Investigated by Grand Jury

    I was really looking forward to writing a post today. I was going to write about the wacky greatness of Rickey Henderson - I hope Rickey gives his entire induction speech in the third person - and I was going to write about how I don't consider Jim Rice to be worthy of the Hall of Fame, not more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Clemens Investigated by Grand Jury

    I was really looking forward to writing a post today. I was going to write about the wacky greatness of Rickey Henderson - I hope Rickey gives his entire induction speech in the third person - and I was going to write about how I don't consider Jim Rice to be worthy of the Hall of Fame, not more t ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008
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    December 5, 2007
  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    Storm Warning

    Disaster film sinks under its own melodramatic weight

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