…passed on Tony Armas, Jr. [or he on them] in favor of Aaron Sele. Tough call… Brings back memories of his dad playing outfield with Henderson and Murphy, back in the days when Rickey was Rickey. Christ, that was one GREAT outfield.
Until Bonds put up the stats he did over these past ten “performance enhancing” years, Rickey was getting some run as the best left-fielder in history. That is exactly what pisses me off so much about The State of the Game. In the past we were always able to use statistics to settle arguments such as these. Mantle-Mays. Musial-Williams. Ruth-Cobb. Sure, nothing was ever definitive. Different eras [dead ball, lower or higher pitching mound, etc.] skewed things more than a bit, but now it comes down to ‘my daddy’s chemist is better than yours’.
Nice going, Bud Selig.