Baseball Crank
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January 6, 2010
BASEBALL: When It Raines...

Jonah Keri goes fanboy over Tim Raines - great read (he notes Raines being given Dawson's center field job in 1984). Like me, Keri saw Raines and Dawson in their primes - moreso, as an Expos fan - and won't be taking any of this "you had to see Dawson play" nonsense from sportswriters.

Joe Posnanski, who is the sort of writer I should just link to every time he writes something, has his own ballot. His list's not the same as mine, but the only one I really seriously disagree with him on is Dale Murphy. He makes an excellent point about Dave Parker and Andre Dawson being largely the same player, complete with the career path from young athletic complete star, to mid-career washout, to late-career resurgence as a pure slugger.

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