MaudDib wrote:Ok, I am going to rant for a bit...
I am tired of seeing people jump off a particular players band wagon if that player doesn't immediately produce in the pros. I remember not that long ago when a rookie was expected to take 2-3 years before becoming an all-star now it seems that if that player doesn't hit 35 HR and 100 RBI's or put up 30 ppg than he is a bust. In football, it is very popular to talk about not being able to judge a draft for 3 years but then pronounce that player A is a bust because as a rookie he didn't become the great player they thought he would become. I see it every where and it is driving me crazy. Why can't we give these guys a break. It took Kevin Garnett and Kobe years before they became HOFers. Same goes with Roy Halladay and Jake Peavy. The list can go a lot longer than this but you get my point. And maybe this has been going on for longer than I can remember but seems that since players like Pujols, Braun and Longoria have come in on fire, we expect all players to follow this route. Oh well, I guess that just means I can continue to cash in on guys like Joey Votto after he is labeled a bust.
I haven't read any other posts other than this one.
I don't understand what the rant is about?
I don't understand people who idolize actors/athletes/etc.
When I see the word "mancrush" used, it makes me lol, and cringe at the same time.
Since humans are playing the sports, you can't say 100% for anything.
Furcal was lighting the world on fire last year before the injury, and is not doing anything this year. He has had basically a year off.
I could go on and on about other players.
If you want an answer to your assumed post question, it would be money.
If it wasn't for money, Johan Santana and Hunter would still be with the Twins.
PS: To become a HOF, you have to have consistency and longevity.