IVIisfits138 wrote:GotowarMissAgnes wrote:IVIisfits138 wrote:Just want to throw in Bill Simmons' 2001 article on the matter,
I'm sure this will likely fall to deaf ears because majority of the people on here probably hate Simmons because he is a "homer" but I personally enjoy reading all of his articles.
Citing Kirby Puckett as a worthwhile Hall of Famer in arguing against Ripken is all the evidence you really need to understand the sad, shallow ignorance that typifies Bill Simmons' writing.
I wouldn't say that Simmons attempted to use Puckett as an example to argue against Ripken. It seems more as if he said the reason Puckett is in the HOF is because of his post season performance. I don't personally agree because this could easily lead to the creation of a topic of "Why is Kirby Puckett considered great?" and then compare his statistics to that of Don Mattingly.
Well, no. He's quite clearly saying that one of the many reasons why he is unimpressed by Ripken is because, unlike Puckett, he never did something like Kirby did in the post-season. That's wrong on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin.