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Der fliegende Holländer, Act 2
2005-12-13 00:41
by Bob Timmermann

Rich Lederer now gets Rob Neyer to join his Bert Blyleven for the Hall of Fame campaign.

I saw Bert Blyleven pitch in person just once in my life.

2005-12-13 08:01:56
1.   Rich Lederer
Wow, you saw Bert Blyleven win a game? Gosh, according to the voters, I didn't think he won all that much! And to think he beat Dave Stewart in the, this guy must've been pretty good, huh? Looks like he even beat Oakland by "pitching to the score" (4-3), another one of those non-sensical arguments against Blyleven.
2005-12-13 08:07:24
2.   Bob Timmermann
I was more surprised that I completely forgot the fact that Claudell Washington played for the Angels.

As did Kent Anderson.

2005-12-13 13:09:38
3.   spycake
Ron Hassey batted cleanup that day? What would Catfish Stew have to say about that lineup construction?

Too bad the Angels couldn't catch the A's that season, though. Blyleven was the ace of that team, and a comeback pennant plus postseason appearance could have looked good on Bert's resume (think Roger Clemens, Astros form). It looks like the Angels bombed a few road series in NY, Boston, and Cleveland (!) late in the season, though, to finish 8 games out in third place. (They were only 1 game out after Blyleven beat Stewart on August 13th, and they were tied a week later on August 20th)

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