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Jeff Kent-Hall of Famer?

Posted in Uncategorized by tedspe on January 16, 2013

As we all know, ain’t nobody alive got into the HOF this year. The dreaded PED suspicious possible infractions. But next year, our beloved porn-stach Jeff Kent will finally be up for induction. The SFChron posed a question today.

Will the fact that he was bringing up more testing and wanted to include blood layouts for Human Growth—what’s the word? Enhancement? No. That’s not it.

But the question is–will Kent be a first vote inductee based not only his numbers (which are outstanding for a 2nd baseman) but also for his advocacy of testing and flat out delivering major denuncements and possible elimination from participation in the game after a 3rd infraction?

Will this, by itself, negating his wondrous numbers as a second baseman, cause the journalists, or the BBWRADSWAQI or whatever that acronym is to automatically vote him in?

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  1. unca_chuck said, on January 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Palmiero said the same shit before he was busted.

    • tedspe said, on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      And they both sport the same stache.

  2. tedspe said, on January 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    And just for the helluva it to see if anyone’s awake; What movie is this from?:
    You know what the fellow said-in Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace-and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
    So long, Harley

    • snarkk said, on January 17, 2013 at 1:30 am

      The Third Man. Post-War Vienna, hold the sausage. Harry Lime, as played by Orson, pre-girth. To “Holly”, as played by Joseph Cotton. Zither this way or that. I actually knew it was from that movie, but couldn’t remember if Harry or Holly said it. The Third Man is once of the great post-WWII movies. They had a scene near the end at the “Prater”, the big Ferris Wheel just outside of downtown. I’ve been on it, the cars are like railroad cars, so big. Wien is a beautiful city, full of great architecture, and schnitzel and Gruner Veltliner wein up in the Heurigen wine bars up in the hills eastside of the Danube. I saw the Lippizaner horses in performance at the Palace, beautiful animals, didn’t bite me. Also saw/heard a Sunday morning performance of Die WienersangerKnaben, the Vienna Boys Choir. Voices so pure, you feel the need to cry at the innocent perfection…

      • snarkk said, on January 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

        “Cuckoo Clock” comes at the end…

    • blade3colorado said, on January 17, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Ted fucked me up by blowing the name at the end . . . I was going to say, “Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man.”

  3. snarkk said, on January 17, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I don’t give a crap whether Kent promoted testing or not. Or, whether he cracked a wrist washing his truck, or lied and really did it falling off a dirt bike somewhere in Baja. The dude was a major Red Ass for the good, he raked and produced while a Giant, and got the team, with Bonds, into the playoffs, and damn near won a WS if Dusty hadn’t given the damn game over to Felix and friends. He was an all time HR guy at second, and was on his game every day, gettin’ after it. Plus, he’s a damn Cal Bear. For all that, I give him props, and a HOF nod…

  4. Bozo said, on January 17, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Kent is a HOF player. Although, until Bonds goes in, I personally hope no one gets in. When Bonds does get in I also hope, that he boycotts the induction ceremony. Actually, I’d like to see all players boycott the Hall completely, no shoes, no bats, no jerseys, no nothing. Fuck the Hall and the city of Cooperstown.

  5. Nipper said, on January 17, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Either Bonds gets into the HOF on ability or they should disband the whole thing. Kent was good but who cares?

  6. blade3colorado said, on January 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

    “Blade was in the fucking Air Force??!!
    We salute you!!
    As for me, I did all I could to stay out of military service.
    Which basically came down to..being young enough when Nixon stopped the draft.
    Blade, you’re a MANIAC you know dat !!
    Doing two one acts right now. Saroyan and O’Neill. Getta play an obnoxious drunken Irish sailor in the O’Neal which is type casting, of course.

    Lads, I read all the time but just haven’t felt I had anything to offer. I realize that never stopped me before but I’m trying to show a modicum of decorum.

    Oh My Frickin’ God (sorry God). Ted shows up last night, so this is really a momentous day for Flappers and other ne’er do wells. Ted, I am taking off today and hopefully, you don’t read about me in the Chronicle or see me on CNN. Glad to see you back buddy!

    By the by, yes, I did serve in the Air Force and even managed to get out honorably. Ha.

    I have a new post on my blog . . . http://aroundtheworldwithblade.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/lets-get-this-show-on-the-road/

    This will be the last one until sometime after I land in Auckland, New Zealand late Saturday afternoon or thereabouts. I love all ya mugs! 🙂

    • chipower9 said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Steve – I got an error when I clicked on your new link:

      “Not Found!
      What you were looking for doesn’t exist or isn’t here anymore. We are sorry 😦

      Please return to the home page or use the search box above”

      Anyway, safe travels my friend. Looking forward to your posts from abroad, and the broads that you post. (Maybe Thailand with Paul???)

      Seriously, Happy Trails. Wishing you the best!

  7. willedav said, on January 17, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I’m sure Kent goes, and all the Killion “character issue” types will give some ground up to others. Tho I don’t see why the likes of Lee Smith, Biggio, Jack Morris, and Raines should have been excluded this year.
    I think most of us here feel that there are enough truly bad apples as human beings already in there who were voted in on their talent and skill as players or managers. The rest is BS, and I defy anyone to roid up for a lifetime and hit a 90 plus mph baseball with movement the way bonds did. Ask Greg Maddux.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Willie, I sent you 2 messages with regard to what you asked on my blog. Take care man 🙂

  8. pawliekokonuts said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Kent, yes. Blade, bon voyage. Take bail money.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:08 am

      I have it in my sock, in case the authorities take my wallet and say, “Not enough.”

  9. chipower9 said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I’m with John…until Bonds gets in, no one else gets in. But in reality, we know that will not happen. I think there is a good chance Kent gets in as a 1st ballot HOFer…

    • twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Piaza was left out because of the “he might have” factor. His late career and Kent’s are similar enough that Jeff should be under even more of a cloud if “he might have” has become a justification for leaving a deserving player out. If Kent was in and Piazza out, THAT would be the greatest injustice.

  10. xoot said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

    The Slusser/Killion/Shea side of the BWAHAHA probably will put some extra weight on the yes side of the scale when they judge Kent next year. Who gives a shit. They turned the entire process into a joke this year. The question whether “for a second baseman” is a legitimate standard will get debated, but no one will really care.

    Prediction: After failing to get in on the first ballot, Kent will make a public statement blaming juicers like Bonds for tainting the system so that now no one knows who deserves to make it.

    A legendarily knowledgeable Giants fan once wrote, either on this blog or on the splash, that Kent was the best mistake-pitch hitter he’d ever seen. Doesn’t that line just get the brain cells firing off memories tending to prove it true?

  11. twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    One can’t, as some have, justify leaving Bagwell and Piazza off because well. gee, they mighta coulda woulda juiced, and now say Kent’s in. Of course Jeff should be in. But it would be 1st degree grand larceny if Biggio, Piazza, Bagwell don’t precede him.
    As far as losing the series because Dusty handed the ball to “Felix and Friends” Actually it’s on Ortiz- the anti-Jack Morris.
    Russ:”Thanks, Boss, it’s the 7th inning already and with a couple guys on and a 5 run lead, I think you’re right, it’s probably better that fresh guys finish. I thank God for the opportunity but can I go now?”
    Jack: ” Get your off my bump, Kelly”

  12. twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

    The HOF is privately owned . The current president is Jeff Idelson. His resume includes being a vendor at Fenway Park during his Junior High, High School, and college years. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1986, he became an intern in the Red Sox PR department, in ’87-’88 he produced home games for the Red Sox Radio Network .Then he was hired away by the Yankees and was the club’s director of media relations and publicity from 1989 until 1993.In 1994 he held one of those positions with the World Cup organizing committee that have a very long titles that ultimately mean that he was one of the guys who sat a desk playing DOS video games while an office girl fetched his coffee, He joined the HOF in 1994 and was named president in 2008.
    Just FYI, I’m sure we’re all as comforted as I am that the HOF is in the good hands of a long time Red Sox and Yankee lackey.

    • twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Well, maybe it was Earthworm Jim on Super Nintendo. George Costanza kept a Super Nintendo in his office desk cubby hole, with rufffle potato chips and soft drinks.

  13. Salty said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Seeing Juan’s photo and talk of HOF fairness, made me think of this. Delayed Marichal’s induction a few years.

  14. twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Here’s the 93 videos on the Giants’ 2012 season, I had thought someone would enjoy them,

  15. stixwiz said, on January 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Flav: Loved that shot of John Marshall and his patented high leg kick exploding windup. Posting the Dominican Dandy was a perfect reminder that Spring is just around the corner. Here in the Northwoods of Minnesota we’re looking at four consecutive nights where the night temp will not reach TEN BELOW ZERO, with Sunday night’s nadir nearing -30. So warm thoughts of baseball and the Giants are a perfect specific to what ails us here in the deep hinterlands of the National Pastime.

    • chipower9 said, on January 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Stay wark, Stix. Hope to see you here more often.

  16. twinfan1 said, on January 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Dirt and Bozo mentioned the similarity between Mainframe Computing and Cloud Computing (on the pristine “Zeke’s World”). Mainframe computing never really took off due to, uh, size issues. Even Captain Ozone couldn’t get his compter on the plane with him.

  17. zumiee said, on January 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Ted, regarding what you said yesterday- the awesome smell of new magazines and books. Gotta love it. I love my Kindle, but I will also always love paper books, magazines, and newspapers.

  18. Bozo said, on January 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Speaking of non baseball line-ups, we weren’t? For those interested, this is the 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest line-up. http://lineup.nojazzfest.com/
    And if you really are interested please look beyond the Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac and John Mayer types and remember there is music going on inside 5 tents, outside on 5 stages and inside the grandstand. So if Widespread Panic doesn’t do it for ya, maybe Dr John, Brushy One String of Jamaica, Wayne Shorter Quartet The Nevilles, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Zion Harmonizers or something else will be on another stage.
    They haven’t listed the stages or times yet but it looks like they’ve got me for both weekends again, the Bastards.

    • chipower9 said, on January 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Quite the line-up. Same issue every year with the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fest in SF…always conflicts…which stage to you go to, etc.

      Lot’s of great blues acts on this list…and I have wanted to see The Black Keys for quite some time.

      There is a relatively new band out there that I am really digging…Alabama Shakes. Got tickets to see them in Davis…looking forward to that. Saw Gregg Allman last night…was a really good show.

      • James said, on January 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Chi, among the zillions of quality roots rock acts out there now, one I’ve been giving some repeat listens to is Low Cut Connie. Funnier and smarter than most, plus I dig the piano driven sound. “No More Wet T-Shirt Contests” suits the ethos of this blog’s regulars to boot.

      • chipower9 said, on January 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

        Always looking for new stuff to listen to, James…I check out Low Cut Connie. Thanks!

  19. James said, on January 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I’ll never forgive Kent for robbing Bonds of an 8th MVP award. The injustice lies with the RBIs.

    “Odd Man Out” is another pretty good flick by my buddy Carol. The current offering on Netflix, “Night Train to Munich” is not so good.

  20. Alleykat said, on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Kent is in easily 1st ballot.No 2nd basemen put up the insane numbers he did over a long period of time.
    Get your motorcycle washed and polished(not in Arizona Jeff) and drive it to Canton Jeff.Your IN

  21. Chico said, on January 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I think the HOF is a joke now, but I do think Kent gets in. Porn Stash? Ha! Good shit TedSpe.

  22. Alleykat said, on January 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    “27” Days and counting..Great to have Juan Marichal photo today!!
    Best all-time pitcher ever for the SFGiants IMO
    Lon Simmons: How do you feel today Juan?
    Marichal: I feel really really goood today.

  23. tedspe said, on January 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Bon voyage, blade

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