From the category archives:


Johnny Damon

August 17, 2011

A 17-year veteran, Johnny Damon has had a long and fruitful baseball career. Most likely his numbers and accolades will shock you, as much as a man that looks like Jesus should. After starting his career in Kansas City, and a short stint with the A’s, Damon found himself as an iconic piece of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship team. He won another ring with the rival Yankees (yay free agency!), and since has bounced around to Detroit and Tampa Bay. Approaching the sacred 3,000 hit mark, offers insight to Caveman’s possibility of having a bronze Jesus to call his own.

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Pete Rose

September 26, 2009

Charlie Hustle. To most baseball fans, that’s all you need to say. The nickname alone conjures up images of a mop-topped, clay-stained uniform flying into third base or home plate with reckless abandon. As soon as the first pitch crossed the plate, there was no let up in his play until the final batter was retired. Pete Rose, as a player, was a shoo-in to the Hall of Fame. But that certain path was detoured after Pete Rose, the manager, was tangled up in a gambling scandal that ultimately led to his banishment from the game of baseball. Twenty years after his lifetime ban, the debate still rages. Is there a place for Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame?

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Pedro Martinez

August 20, 2009

Pedro Martinez never shies away from a challenge. Whether it’s the best hitters the American League has to offer, a journalist with a recorder or a very old bench coach, Martinez is a fearless pitcher who refuses to relinquish the inner part of the plate to anyone. Considered one of the best pitchers to take the mound in the last twenty years, he’s earned three Cy Young Awards and a Championship ring. Does Pedro stack up against the best of all-time? Is he Hall or no Hall?

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Andre Dawson

August 14, 2009

Andre “The Hawk” Dawson, the 1977 Rookie of the Year, spent the majority of his career north of the border in Montreal. There, he flashed his power and speed, roaming center field and earning six of his eight Gold Gloves. But the artificial turf in Olympic Stadium took its toll on The Hawk’s knees. In 1987, he was given another chance with the Chicago Cubs where he immediately began paying dividends, earning the NL MVP. Andre Dawson played 21 seasons. He had a productive career, but was it enough to get in to the Hall of Fame?

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Chipper Jones

August 4, 2009

Chipper Jones, the first pick in the 1990 amateur draft and the cornerstone of the Atlanta Braves offense since 1995, has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. During Atlanta’s run of eleven straight NL East titles, Chipper picked up two Silver Slugger Awards and a NL MVP award. After starting his career with eight consecutive seasons with 100+ RBI, injuries have hampered Jones over the last five years. So the question remains…is Chipper Jones Hall or no Hall?

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