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    Starlord reacted to unclevlad in RIP: Hammerin' Hank Aaron, died at 86   
    Yeah I might've heard that too, I can't recall for sure.  
     
    But that was also the first class, so all the early players were up, including Cy Young.  He didn't make it.  Then you've got regional bias...much stronger back then.  Are Boston voters gonna vote for Ruth?  HECK no.  So saying "no one can possibly be deserving" is just a joke because it was never about "deserving."
     
    But the BBWAA has always had its share of egotistical <bleep>s.  Mariano had everything...numbers, titles, awards.  Sustained *excellence* for well over a decade.  The reference standard for relief pitchers, GOAT by acclamation.  And a nice guy!!!  Even if you hated what he did to your teams, you still had to admire how he did it.  THAT is what it took to get a unanimous choice.
     
    And the impact of bias is still out there;  Jeter didn't get a unanimous vote, on a weak ballot.  The only other player voted in, was Larry Walker, and he barely made the threshold.  So you can't argue "there are 5 I considered more deserving"...it had to be "Derek Jeter isn't an HoF-level player" or spite.  Hey, I disliked Jeter, and particularly loathed New Yorkers' attitudes about him (a la Pats fans and Brady)...but the numbers and impact are there.  
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    Starlord reacted to Duke Bushido in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Well hey, on that note:
     
    Here's a fun game...
     
     

     
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    Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight. 
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    and his mother...and his father...and his brother...and his friends...and he didn't just lose a big battle - he basically got half the universe killed because he had Thanos beat and took time to gloat.  Yeesh, it's perfectly realistic for him to quit on life IMO.
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    Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight. 
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    Starlord reacted to Old Man in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Me either.
     

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    Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight. 
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    Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight. 
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    Put in any address (like your house) and it will put Bernie in the pic.
     
    http://bernie-sits.herokuapp.com/
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    Which will definitely be a consolation for it when it gets eaten by a shark.
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    Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight. 
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    Besides, that's not breakfast anyway.
     

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