teddy ballgame wrote:DK wrote:teddy ballgame wrote:DK wrote:Xtreemes wrote:If Karl Malone had won an NBA championship he would be rated much higher in NBA history. If Dan Marino won a super bowl he might be thought of as the best quarterback of all time. If A-Rod won a world series.....
Williams in the '46 World Series:
That's a good point that he's never brought into that conversation. For a 7 game series those are atrocious numbers. It's a shame he missed 5 years and never got back there, but he failed on the big stage. I think the difference, even if it's unfair, is that ARod was brought to town for the sole purpose of winning a WS, and since he hasn't he's a "choker."
You're going to judge a 20 year career on seven games?
What? I don't understand where you're going with this. What was your point with Williams then? Of course I'm not judging him with those 7 games...he's the best hitter in baseball. The point is he failed during his chance on the biggest stage and isn't really called on for that. ARod has done well in the playoffs but he's called a choker.
OK, I was confused at what you were saying. It just seemed odd that a guy with the screename "Teddy Ballgame" was bashing Splinter.
Everyone has a bad stretch of games. In the World Series, I'd have Ted Williams up as soon as anybody, regardless of what a 7-game stretch of games says. Same with A-Rod.