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Yao Ming

July 24, 2011

In 2002, Yao Ming became the first foreign born player to be drafted #1 overall in the NBA. From there, he went on to become one of the best centers during the 2000′s. Unfortunately, injuries have cut his career short and he has recently retired. But when he was playing, he was a force to […]

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Ronde Barber

July 10, 2011

Super Bowl champion. 2000′s all decade team. All around good dude. That’s Ronde Barber. He’s a premier corner back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who has played more than effectively into years most would consider to be past his prime. His name isn’t on the shortlist of future hall of famers, but he has name […]

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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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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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