Sunday, March 30, 2008

#295 Bert Blyleven

Why this card is awesome: Because of Zeist, Holland, baby!

Cool stat: I've written tons about Blyleven over at the Stat of the Day blog. Check it out here, here, here, here, and here.

Blyleven isn't in the HOF yet, but he better damn well be soon.


Luke said...

This guy should of been in years ago, but nooooooo....Why? Look at the stats! And the man has some rings to his credit!

I wonder what will happen first:
Bert getting the call
or the pirats having a winning season

Jim said...

I am one of the people who say no to his HOF bid... good pitcher, never dominant.

Andy said...

Jim--please read those articles I linked to. Blyleven pitched for really poor teams almost his entire career. If you read those articles and still wouldn't vote for him, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

TwinsCards said...

Another homer vote for Bert in the HoF, but he only hurts his chances as a broadcaster...because he is one 'god-awful" broadcaster!

Unfortunately, the clip of Blyleven dropping the "f-bomb" on live TV is no longer available on Youtube, but it is an instant classic in the Blyleven Hall of Shame

Mets2Moon said...

I have to do this. Don't kill me.


(I hate myself.)

Andy said...

I won't kill you, and I don't even hate you. I will say, though, that it's sad that this nickname is perhaps Chris Berman's greatest lasting legacy.