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Pink Skull Pink Skull Jun 19, 2018. 5 comments

Hall of Really Good #10: Buck O'Neil

Hall of Really Good #10: Buck O'Neil

We here at the Hall of Really Good understand that the game of baseball is about more than dingers and sick K’s. It’s about class, something that I’m afraid the other Hall of Celebrity Ballfolk must have forgotten about a long time ago.

What happened to class? What happened to grace? What happened to dare I say it, playing the game the right way, and representing not just the name on the back...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Aug 18, 2017. 9 comments

Hall of Really Good #1: Don Mattingly

Hall of Really Good #1: Don Mattingly

“Because it’s the Hall of Fame. Not the Hall of Really Good.”

That was my dad’s sage advice to me, when I was a 13 year old in 1994, already preparing for life without Don Mattingly. At the time I thought he was a lock for the hall of fame. Of course he was getting in. He was my favorite player. Of course he was only my favorite player because he was my dad’s favorite player. And for the first...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Aug 17, 2017. 9 comments

Hall of Really Good #8: Fred McGriff

Hall of Really Good #8: Fred McGriff

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The HORG has gone missing for a few weeks. See the problem here is that we at the Hall of Really Good want to tell a story about the players who the Bag of Dicks Hall in Cooperstown have snubbed for whatever reason. Maybe it’s a moral code or a snobbery based on who they thought was NOT ELITE. We take it as a point of pride that those players who still had marvelous...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Aug 17, 2017. 9 comments

Hall of Really Good #4: Jack Morris

Hall of Really Good #4: Jack Morris

The story of Jack Morris is one of grit and perseverance. Seen today as the grizzled veteran, one doesn’t think of flash or his being the best pitcher of his era, but of steel nerves and the ability to rise in the most crucial of moments. Should he be immortalized forever. Remember, this is the Hall of Really Good, not the Hall of Pretty Good. While the Hall of Losers in Upstate New York has...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Jun 09, 2017. 2 comments

Hall of Really Good #9: Manny Ramirez

Hall of Really Good #9: Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez. Manram. Manny being Manny. There’s no way around it, the guy was a legendary hitter. He’s known for a lot of things today. A 17 year career. His goofy persona. Less than stellar glove work. Sure, there was the PED thing, but let’s face it, the man was a hitting savant. Too good for the reputation he’s been given, in fact. Behind that goofy smile and those long, unkempt...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Apr 14, 2017. 3 comments

Hall of Really Good #7: Will Clark

Hall of Really Good #7: Will Clark
He’s got no class. Friendship didn’t matter to him. He was looking out for himself. I don’t think much of Will. He’s a lowlife.

That’s Rafael Palmeiro talking about his old college teammate, the Thriller. You don’t have to dig very deep to discover that Will Clark was a massive asshole. And I don’t mean the typical Gym Class Hero that is a Jim Harbaugh type. Go ahead. Google it. Deadspin’s...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Apr 07, 2017. 1 comments

Hall of Really Good #6: Luis Sojo

Hall of Really Good #6: Luis Sojo

Yeah, that’s the kind of Hall we’re going to be. You got a problem with that? Luis Sojo was…not great. In fact it would be a stretch to say he was really good. But goddamn it, the guy’s career was absolutely fantastic. And as the HORG celebrates the previously unrecognized greatness of baseball, we’re putting this guy into the HORG.

Yes, the HORG fully recognizes that had he never been traded...

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Pink Skull Pink Skull Mar 31, 2017.

Hall of Really Good #5: Keith Hernandez

Hall of Really Good #5: Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez deserves to be remembered. You will often hear this name bandied about for consideration to some other hall. Does he belong with the immortals or was he not quite good enough.

We don’t care, and all of that is missing the point. The point being Keith Hernandez had an extremely cool baseball career and deserves to be remembered.

Allow me go off topic for a moment. A while back...

Pink Skull Pink Skull Mar 18, 2017.

Hall of Really Good #3: Mark McGwire

Hall of Really Good #3: Mark McGwire

Aw yeah. Now we’re talking. Boosh.

Look at that sucker go. How about a few more?

That’s the stuff. Mark McGwire rules. Other stuffier Halls of note will wring their hands about any chemical enhancements, but not us. As far as we’re concerned Mark McGwire was in fact, very good at baseball. Want more evidence?

Yeah kid. Was he the best home...

Pink Skull Pink Skull Mar 10, 2017. 1 comments

Hall of Really Good #2: Peter Rose

Hall of Really Good #2: Peter Rose

Baseball has a long history. Entire careers of journeyman players will inevitably get lost in the fog of time. And even if you’ve got your eye out, every now and then you’ll stumble upon a career that seems so otherworldly, you can’t understand why that other, more pretentious Hall of note hasn’t recognized obvious greatness.

Today we look at the long and forgotten career of Peter “Charles...

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