During last night's game, Rick Sutcliffe
was making an impassioned
(read: lacking in logic) case of why Chipper Jones should be elected to the Hall of Fame. Sara (making her blog debut!) was feeling equally passionate about something, so I couldn't hear the entire argument but I did see a couple graphics on screen that, between cries, I think comprised part of Chipper's case.
- Chipper Jones, you see, is among the top 4 home run hitters ... among switch hitters in baseball history since 1960 or something. (He's trailing Eric Davis, I believe.)
- Chipper Jones is also one of just four active players with more than 2,000 hits ... all of the same franchise.
Now, either of these attributes -- the part in front of the ellipses, that is -- seems somewhat impressive. But once the qualifications are added, I fail to understand why I should be impressed.
Does Rick Sutcliffe know that Ron Santo isn't in the Hall of Fame?