Sunday, February 11, 2007

Where have you gone Dom Dimaggio?

Today's effort is a very enjoyable read. Great update on Dom Dimaggio as he is set to turn 90--still very active and on the top of his game. As DBvader pointed out a couple of weeks ago on the Jackie Robinson feature, CHB resists the temptation to invoke the old school ballplayers as an archetype in order to cast aspersions at today's generation of ballplayers. Said another way, CHB does not take gratuitous shots at Manny Ramirez and Curt Schilling. Dan must have a soft spot when it comes to writing about old-timers on their birthdays.

Dan does claim that
and you can make a case that he belongs in the Hall of Fame with brother Joe.

Yet, Dan doesn't even attempt to make that case. Dimaggio had a solid career but Hall of Fame like? I am not so sure. If he is going to throw a line like that out there, he should try to back it up.

But again, I very much enjoyed the article...good job Shaughnessy!

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