Friday, March 17, 2006

The pride of the Carrot League

You can make your arguments for Satchel Paige or Josh Gibson, but new sabermetric analysis shows the greatest baseball player never to play in the major leagues was Bugs Bunny.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no idea what you just said about baseball there but I ran across this page today and thought you'd like it very much Mr. Lynn:
"Acts of Gord"
Some videogame store owner's page of ranting about the customers.

3/17/2006 03:14:00 PM  
Blogger The Fed Ex of Funk said...

Satchel Paige *did* play in the major leages for 5 full seasons, but he was already in his 40's when he started. He actually made a brief comeback at 58, throwing 3 innings of shut-out ball to save a game in a single appearance. Yeah, what a badass.

3/17/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger TinaPoPo said...

I genuinely wanted to read that post, but he lost me about two paragraphs in. Such is my attention-span with sports. Even cartoon sports.

3/17/2006 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

Good point. I forgot that Satchel Paige did show up after Jackie Robinson. But Gordie Howe is still the champion of playing professional sports well into advanced decrepitude.

Pretend I said Sadaharu Oh instead of Satchel Paige.

3/17/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Dickolas Wang said...

If I recall correctly, Gordie Howe actually played one shift for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL during the time they were affiliated with the Canucks. I wonder if the Canucks could have called him up, he would have looked great on a line with Matt Cooke and Trevor Linden.

3/18/2006 04:35:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

He never did play that shift with the Syracuse Crunch. They signed him for an appearance, but the deal was later canceled. He ended up playing a shift for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL to become the first person to play professional hockey in six different decades.

3/18/2006 01:30:00 PM  

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