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Postby trevisc » Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:44 pm

Dave Justice. Although he was a Yankee he will always be remembered as a Brave by me!

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Postby FREAKZILLA » Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:28 pm

He was a winner and a true professional.
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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:29 pm

I guess we all have our own memories. Whenever i see David (dont call me Dave) Justice, i think of the guy Halle Berry dumped.
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Postby mkoss » Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:32 pm

I always think of him as an Indian.
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Postby ironman » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:27 pm

What still astounds me is that Justice was able to make a postseason appearance every year dating back to 1991. Can someone geekier than me verify that? If not '91 I know it was still dating back pretty far like '92 or something.

Also what does everyone think of his HOF chances? I think there's a possibility he could make it in but I wouldn't be totally shocked if he doesn't.
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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:47 pm

Justice has a good a shot at hof as Dickie Thon, none. He was only a all-star twice, and only in top 10 mvp vote twice. Justice does have the most postseason games and abs. About the string since 91, he missed 94 (strike) and 96 seasons.
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Postby BravesBoy » Thu Feb 06, 2003 7:49 pm

David Justice is one of my favorite players...1993 Braves team was amazing. Justice, Terry Pendleton, Steve Avery, Jeff Blouser, Mark Lemke, it was full of players that I'll never understand why I liked.

I meet David Justice when I was 12 years old. He autographed a baseball for me and I still remember him saying, "Nice mullet". It might be the best remark that's ever come my way.

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Postby Arlo » Thu Feb 06, 2003 7:52 pm

Great story, BravesBoy! :-)
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Postby arkman » Thu Feb 06, 2003 7:59 pm

In my mind David Justice is already in the Hall of Fame...the guy was married to Halle Berry!!!! So it was brief and didn't end that well - What a stud!

Braves Boy - that is a great story! Too bad he didn't spit at you (a la Keith Hernandez). I once got the sh*t kicked out of me for saying 'nice mullet' to someone at a hockey game. ;-D
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Postby ScurvyDog » Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:03 pm

OK - I grew up in Pittsburgh. Went to see a Pirates vs. Braves game and was standing in the outfield bleachers watching the Braves take BP. Dave Justice threw me a baseball - then he hit a HR that day. Still have that ball and remember it like yesterday. Even though I always hated the Braves (sorry Trev), I will always think of Justice as a class act.

You'll be missed David.
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