Blyleven a character truly worthy of Hall

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 18, 2011 - 1:13 PM

The former Twin will have some interesting tales to tell during his Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday.

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boss302Jul. 17, 11 8:57 PM

Lolz on Butera hitting a higher average and more HRs than Baby J

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jocurtis72Jul. 17, 11 9:01 PM

I agree. That is hilarious. Mauer is an overpaid slug.

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kafumblyJul. 17, 11 9:41 PM

"Bert Blyleven was inducted into the Twins' Hall of Fame Saturday." Does the STrib have no fact-checkers? Bert was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2002. On Saturday, they retired his number.

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moretwoitJul. 17, 11 9:41 PM

Bert is getting in because of a loooooong career so am not surprised he'd come up with a loooooooong speech. It'd be more meaningful if he'd ever competed for the Cy Young at least once or been named to more than 2 all-star team. He doesn't deserve this.

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marcus100254Jul. 18, 11 7:37 AM

moretwoit.... if you don't like Bert why don't you just say so? You list two items that he didn't acomplish in his career and use those as a means to bar him from the hall. Just as your moniker implies there is "moretwoit"; Bert "be home" By eleven was; 5th all time in strikeouts, 27th all time in victories, 9th all time in shutouts, earned 1 no-hitter and was the AL strikeout Champ once while being the runnerup on 3 occaisions. You imply that he got in because of a "looooooong" career, well moretwoit, I know of few guys, if any that got in by playing 10 seasons or less. That he played a long time is a testament to his strength as a player. Believe me, if he wasn't good, he would never have lasted so "looooooong" moretwoit, your critique is severely lacking, in fact, there is "nothingtoit".... good day.

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averagefanJul. 18, 11 8:20 AM

moreteoit, here's a link to read.http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2283084

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marcus100254Jul. 18, 11 9:05 AM

averagefan.... above averagepost, great link to a great story... GO TWINS!!!!!!!!!! LETS PLAY TWO!!!!

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justincase12Jul. 18, 11 9:33 AM

My post has been deleted and I still can't find the article. Am I doing something wrong? Just tell me how to find the article, please. Then delete my post. Thanks a million.

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marcus100254Jul. 18, 11 9:50 AM

JUSTINCASE12.... go to google and put this title into your browser; Upon further review, Blyleven belongs in hall-MLB-ESPN put it into your browser exactly the way you are reading it here and it should come up...

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justincase12Jul. 18, 1110:59 AM

Not looking for the Stark aqrticle. I can't get Sid's article. All I get is Bert's and Tony's photo and the comments section. Thanks anyway. I'm sure it's mostly a replay of yesterday's radio show, but there may be something I missed while in church.

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