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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Hey, that's not Adam Ottavino!
    Well, between Mike Myers and Adam Ottavino we are halfway to a Mount Rushmore of Rockies pitchers. Something tells me the last 2 spots are going to be brutal to figure out.

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    Wanna guess who the all-time Rockies pitching leader is for career WAR?
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, clocking in at a whopping 18.9. And that's after 27 full seasons of Rockies baseball! We've had some pretty good hitters though. Kinda like the Yankees. Anyone can name the Mt. Rushmore of Yankee hitters, but pitchers? Uhm...well...there's Whitey Ford. Uh, that one Ron Guidry year. And Pettitte. And Mussina for a while. And after that? There's a reason their all time record for career pitching WAR is held by a reliever .

    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    Well, between Mike Myers and Adam Ottavino we are halfway to a Mount Rushmore of Rockies pitchers. Something tells me the last 2 spots are going to be brutal to figure out.
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    Yeah I remember the year Ubaldo was on a Pedro Martinez pace for a long time before cooling off in the second half, some of the best pitching I can recall.
    Denny Neagle for the 4th spot on Mt Rushmore simply because I like The Room.


    I have Whitey Ford auto from 2006 Fleer, a very nice pull! I see on Baseball Reference they have Fords WAR a touch higher than Riveras, and it would be a good 10 points better if he didn't have 2 year military. (Although the sheer dominance of Mariano is unparalleled)

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    Ah...yes, the nod does go to Whitey. 56.9 to 56.2. That's a nice card to have, he was a very good pitcher.


    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    Yeah I remember the year Ubaldo was on a Pedro Martinez pace for a long time before cooling off in the second half, some of the best pitching I can recall.
    Denny Neagle for the 4th spot on Mt Rushmore simply because I like The Room.


    I have Whitey Ford auto from 2006 Fleer, a very nice pull! I see on Baseball Reference they have Fords WAR a touch higher than Riveras, and it would be a good 10 points better if he didn't have 2 year military. (Although the sheer dominance of Mariano is unparalleled)
    Collecting Roberto Alomar. Over 4000 unique cards, but always looking for those I'm missing!

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    Although that trivia might be correct, since pitchers hit in those days so if he was a bad batsmen even for his positions standards it would be rolled into the WAR.



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    As I continue to compile my Red Sox player list I may have just stumbled into a new PC, he was a ballplayer and apparent superhero....DICKMAN!!! Emerson Dickman

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    Why do people call a lot of people with a name Richard, Dick ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    Why do people call a lot of people with a name Richard, Dick ?
    It's got to be one of those old times nicknames that for some reason made sense when it started.
    In my mind it started with one guy named richard that was simply a huge dick to everyone and they just started calling him dick and somehow it caught on from there.

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    That makes sense.


    I have an uncle Richard. He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I knew another Richard, who went by Dick. And he was a dick.
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    Dan the truth man!


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    As for Dick, could it possibly have something to do with the "hard" in Richard? Ric-hard Dic-hard? We seem to be only getting more questions in this daunting mystery.

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    I guess that's as good an explanation as any, good old ****ney rhyming slang.
    I do love the phrase "every Jefferson, Nixon and Truman", thanks Futurama.

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    And guy's named John are some times called Jack ? Maybe a guy called John didn't know Jack sh*t about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    And guy's named John are some times called Jack ? Maybe a guy called John didn't know Jack sh*t about anything.
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