Mind if I chime in ....
The house that Ruth built ... "Yankee Stadium"
Left field .................301'
Right field ................296' with a 4' wall
The House that Barry built ... formerly "Pac Bell"
Left field ................ 335'
Right field ............... 307' with a fricking 48' wall.
.. I wonder what the Babes numbers would really look like if he had to play in Barrys house half the year.
Aaahhhh, but you put Barry into New York. Even into modern day Yankee stadium, not that band box Ruth played in. No disrespect for the Babe of course, but anybody want to guess as to how many Homeruns Barry would have, if he played in Yankee stadium today? With the best lineup protection money can buy? The same type of protection Babe Ruth was afforded!! They would be forced to pitch to Barry alot more. Barry gets scrubs around him. Absolute garbage.
I'll take a stab and say 80 maybe 85 homeruns through out Barrys career have been lost, simply because of where he has played, and the lineups he has batted in. Babe Ruth was lucky to have been forced to play under such circumstances.
Besides, the press loved the Babe, so of course the sheep followed. Its a complete 180° when it comes to Barry now isn't it, just check with the sheep. Any guess as to what the modern day New York press would do to a married and womanizing, drunk, overwieght baseball player today?
all the more love for you Barry .....
"And if it does happen, the only number I care about is Babe Ruth's. Because as a left-handed hitter, I wiped him out"
Maybe I am just not seeing it, but what is so bad about that statement? Aren't sports supposed to be comptetive?