Comments on: Bloops: Tony Phillips – Still Playing, And Fighting, For A Dollar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-136190 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:13:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-136190 Not that anyone else is reading by this point.... I don't think you should be editing posts. Let his stupidity stand by his name. If you want to keep the environment clean, I understand, and you could warn the guy (maybe by email, if he gives a legit email), and perhaps block him if he doesn't comply. We police ourselves pretty well anyway; Neil was right on it.

Probably a hit-and-run poster anyway....

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135658 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:31:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135658 Andy, any thought of editing comment #10? I hope I'm not the only one here who finds that language offensive.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135226 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:35:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135226 I believe that the '93 Det offense ( w Phillips leading off ) scored more runs than any previous team going back to '53 BRK... Is this so?

Yes. The '93 Tigers scored 899 runs, most since the '53 Dodgers' 955.

Except for 2002 and 2010, in every season since 1996 (the first full season after 1993) at least one team has scored at least 900 runs.

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By: Dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135216 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:11:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135216 @ 24,
I thought of putting Brock down (he had 44 HRs in '82 AAA) but thought to few readers would remember him. Good call however. He reminded me of a Phil Nevin, type guy.

@25 Andrew,
About Kirk never getting to an Allstar game, it sort of is a misleading fact. He was selected quite a few times, but always choose to take the three days to 'hunt' or have a family outing. So he never was on the roster, but still made the team, whereas Tony Philips, just never made it.
As Andy pointed out, he could of been hurt by voters, not knowing exactly what position to vote him infor

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By: Ron http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135141 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:45:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135141 I believe that the '93 Det offense ( w Phillips leading off ) scored more runs than any previous team going back to '53 BRK.. Lotsa BB, lotsa HR...

Is this so?

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By: Andrew http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135113 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:37:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135113 If memory serves, when Tony Phillips reached 2,000 hits in 1999 he became the first player - at least since they started playing the All Star game in the 1930s - to do so without having ever been an All Star (sort of like Kirk Gibson being the only MVP to have never been an All Star). I'm assuming he's still the only player to "achieve" such a distinction.

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135104 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:12:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135104 Greg Brock was another Dodger minor league star who came up about the same time as Marshall. He, too, didn't live up to the hype.

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By: w.k.kortas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135099 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:08:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135099 I went to a baseball game, and the Chico Community Repertory Theatre's production of "Slapshot" broke out...

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By: Wine Curmudgeon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135071 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:48:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135071 #12 -- I was a very young sports writer in suburban Chicago when Marshall was in high school and garnering tremendous attention. I saw him in a couple of state playoff games and was singularly unimpressed. Shows what I know, huh?

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By: Chris http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13853/comment-page-1#comment-135042 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:52:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13853#comment-135042 I was at the game, and the double header the day before, and in fact I heard WAY more trash talking coming from Chico's dugout than Yuma's. I was waiting for Jose to say something back, but he kept his cool the whole time. Comments like: "Ump, he'll sign an autograph for you after the game", on a pitch called a ball. He could definitely hear them, as there were only maybe 100 people there. Also, it is typical of the manager to coach 3rd, just as it is in almost all minor leagues

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