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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 7 19, 8:07 pm 
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I remember when Cleveland hired him to be the first black manager of MLB history, & actually as a player-manager to boot. Adding to the awesomeness, he also homered in his first game on opening day.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 7 19, 11:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 1:59 am 
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ghostrunner wrote:

Clearly he's taking a swipe at WAR here, although I don't know that it makes it any more tasteful.

Also, there's no real issue. James mistakes Wilson's FIP for his ERA and fails to realize that on top of a great season on the mound, he added 2 WAR with his bat.

Just a terrible tweet all the way around.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 11:20 am 
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I'm glad I got to shake his hand and thank him for all he did for the game.

RIP Frank


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 11:42 am 
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RIP Frank.

Needs more recognition. A top 10 great of all time.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 11:42 am 
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Top 10 moments in Frank Robinson's career


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 1:14 pm 
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mikechamp wrote:
I'm glad I got to shake his hand and thank him for all he did for the game.

RIP Frank


Now we know what killed him.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 1:35 pm 
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Spider John wrote:
mikechamp wrote:
I'm glad I got to shake his hand and thank him for all he did for the game.

RIP Frank


Now we know what killed him.


If so, that had to be one lingering illness. I met him when I went to the HoF induction ceremony in 2014.

Or are you implying I killed him with kindness?

#dadjoke


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
PostPosted: February 8 19, 1:52 pm 
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I'm quite the dad jokester myself.

Here's what Gibson said about Frank Robinson. High praise indeed.

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In the book “Sixty Feet, Six Inches,” Gibson said, “Frank Robinson might have been the best I ever saw at turning his anger into runs. He challenged you physically as soon as he stepped into the batter’s box, with half his body hanging over the plate.

“His fearlessness played a tremendous part in making him the hitter he was. He practically dared you to clip him or knock him down and, when you did, he’d use it as intensity. He seemed to gain strength from it. If you couldn’t drive him off the plate _ and you couldn’t _ then you couldn’t take away his outside corner.

“As a rule, I’m reluctant to express admiration for hitters, but I make an exception for Frank Robinson.”


https://retrosimba.com/2014/02/28/what-you-should-know-about-frank-robinson-cardinals/


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Robinson
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That's a great Gibson quote.


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