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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:18 pm 
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I would say that Parker was a better defender, an equal baserunner, lesser hitter.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:42 am 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I would say that Parker was a better defender, an equal baserunner, lesser hitter.

If you're going to rate Parker as better defensively you've got an awful lot of errors to explain. His fielding percentage in the outfield was .965, and that's flat out bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:13 am 
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But he could definitely throw out Sid "One Leg" Bream at the plate from deep short. ;) ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:16 am 
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I'd just like to point out how funny it is to me that the guy coming on here to write a tearful soliloquy about how much cokehead Dave Parker deserves to be in the Hall of Fame is the same one calling Lastings Milledge a thug and a criminal.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:19 am 
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Touche!


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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:24 am 
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ZelieMike wrote:
I imagine the Pittsburgh Drug Trials are doing their part to keep Parker out.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:20 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
But he could definitely throw out Sid "One Leg" Bream at the plate from deep short. ;) ;)

Or throw it 10 feet over the catcher's head, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Not This Guy???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:50 am 
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Dave Parker was the man I wanted to see at the plate when the game was on the line. He was menacing. And baserunners would not chance his arm. As a kid I really wanted to spend a day in the life of # 39.

It's hard to overlook Bonds' HR to AB ratio but we'll never know how many less homers he would have hit had he played clean (I'm guessing more than 200.) I refused to watch him play after he left us though, because I despised him so. Aside from the "Earthquake Series" I never watched any of his Giants games (am I stubborn or what?)

I was ticked at Parker, too, when he signed the biggest contract at the time with Cincy.

I saw a Pirates-Reds game on Hands Across America Day (May '86) and waited to watch the players leave the stadium after the game. Dave Parker was the last man on the Reds bus. They waited quite a while for him. The Pirates lost and Johnny Ray was pi$$ed.. wouldn't stop to say hi to anyone. I saw Bob Walk (then a player) get into a really beat up station wagon, and I met Sid Bream and Larry Mc Williams that day. :)


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