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Posted by Shawn91111


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My initial thought is to critique each of your picks and say why they should or shouldn't be your favorites(so stupid). This is when I realize I need to be in the "I'm Drunk" thread.

BTW Shawn gets bonus points for Don Mattingly, my favorite player ever, and Outlaw for naming Brewers because that's just smart.

Also BTW, I can't argue with anything Bo said so he will get a pass for wrong answers because his reasoning is sound and well thought out. But why no Twins?????


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Besides Mauer, who really is there? Cant stand Puckett. Not really a Carew fan. Maybe Harmon thats about it



I would think that Kent Hrbek, Frank Viola, Burt Blyleven, Gary Gaetti, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau, and maybe even hometown guys like Jack Morris and Paul Molitor that played there briefly might be on a MN guy's list. Clearly not on a guy like Bo's list, but I would guess at least a few of those names would appear on a Twins fan's list.

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Loving that my favorite player of all time is getting a few mentions,

In no order after Chipper,

Smoltz
Griffey jr
Dave Justice
Jeter
Strasburg
Howard Johnson
Crackhead Strawberry
A-Roid
Lincecum

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Posted by cowcatcher


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My initial thought is to critique each of your picks and say why they should or shouldn't be your favorites(so stupid). This is when I realize I need to be in the "I'm Drunk" thread.

BTW Shawn gets bonus points for Don Mattingly, my favorite player ever, and Outlaw for naming Brewers because that's just smart.

Also BTW, I can't argue with anything Bo said so he will get a pass for wrong answers because his reasoning is sound and well thought out. But why no Twins?????


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Besides Mauer, who really is there? Cant stand Puckett. Not really a Carew fan. Maybe Harmon thats about it



I would think that Kent Hrbek, Frank Viola, Burt Blyleven, Gary Gaetti, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau, and maybe even hometown guys like Jack Morris and Paul Molitor that played there briefly might be on a MN guy's list. Clearly not on a guy like Bo's list, but I would guess at least a few of those names would appear on a Twins fan's list.




sure a hometown fan. Im a die hard Yankee fan and it pains me to like Ted Williams that much.

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Let me just say, my mind is blown apart by seeing Barry Bonds on multiple lists.

My list has some Cardinals (the team I was raised to adore) and Mariners love (my city)

1.) Ken Griffey Jr.
2.) Albert Pujols
3.) Bob Gibson
4.) Bo Jackson
5.) Ichiro
6.) Nolan Ryan
7.) Randy Johnson
8.) Carlos Beltran
9.) John Olerud
10.) Jim Edmonds

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Let me just say, my mind is blown apart by seeing Barry Bonds on multiple lists



Personality aside, it's hard to argue against Bonds being one of the greatest of all-time. I don't think it's surprising at all really.

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Anyone but Sid Fucking Bream and Barry i'll play to deep in the OF to where i can't make an accurate solid throw to home Bonds.

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by jay98107

Let me just say, my mind is blown apart by seeing Barry Bonds on multiple lists



Personality aside, it's hard to argue against Bonds being one of the greatest of all-time. I don't think it's surprising at all really.



We're saying 10 favorite though, not 10 best. Personality plays a large part in that, and I think he was the least personable athlete of all-time.

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Posted by jay98107

We're saying 10 favorite though, not 10 best. Personality plays a large part in that, and I think he was the least personable athlete of all-time.



I can honestly say that personality plays zero role in choosing my favorites. My favorites are decided by how much I enjoy watching them play.

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by jay98107

We're saying 10 favorite though, not 10 best. Personality plays a large part in that, and I think he was the least personable athlete of all-time.



I can honestly say that personality plays zero role in choosing my favorites. My favorites are decided by how much I enjoy watching them play.



Id have to agree. Ty Cobb is at the top of my list and that guy, was by all accounts a big piece of shit. But the heart and determination not to fail, plus his skills make him my fav.

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1) Griffey Jr
2) Ichiro
3) Dave Justice
4) Jeff Bagwell
5) Frank Thomas
6) Randy Johnson
7) Wade Boggs
8) Tom Glavine
9) Robin Ventura
10) Bo Jackson

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by jay98107

We're saying 10 favorite though, not 10 best. Personality plays a large part in that, and I think he was the least personable athlete of all-time.



I can honestly say that personality plays zero role in choosing my favorites. My favorites are decided by how much I enjoy watching them play.



Fair enough. Different strokes.

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1) Andre Dawson
2) Ryne Sandberg
3) Pete Rose
4) Derek Jeter
5) Jackie Robinson
6) Sammy Sosa
7) Kenny Dykestra
8) Nolan Ryan
9) Mark Grace
10) Carlton Fisk

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A quick list thrown together off the top of my head (using only players who I watched play live, not from highlights before my time):

1) Ken Griffey Jr.
2) Barry Bonds
3) Randy Johnson
4) Felix Hernandez
5) Derek Jeter
6) Greg Maddux
7) Ichiro
8) Roger Clemens
9) Andruw Jones
10) Jim Edmonds

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Posted by Kpro

A quick list thrown together off the top of my head (using only players who I watched play live, not from highlights before my time):

1) Ken Griffey Jr.
2) Barry Bonds
3) Randy Johnson
4) Felix Hernandez
5) Derek Jeter
6) Greg Maddux
7) Ichiro
8) Roger Clemens
9) Andruw Jones
10) Jim Edmonds



I figured Edgar would make an appearance on your list.

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by Kpro

A quick list thrown together off the top of my head (using only players who I watched play live, not from highlights before my time):

1) Ken Griffey Jr.
2) Barry Bonds
3) Randy Johnson
4) Felix Hernandez
5) Derek Jeter
6) Greg Maddux
7) Ichiro
8) Roger Clemens
9) Andruw Jones
10) Jim Edmonds



I figured Edgar would make an appearance on your list.



I had him on there and realized I had too many Mariners and swapped him out, haha.. just a quick list, I'm sure it'd look different if I put some thought into it.

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