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  1. Fair enough. And I'm just saying Babe Ruth hasn't been surpassed, even if his raw numbers have. (And no, I don't think less of Gretzky because he was never a goalie...I just think Ruth doing both is so damn impressive.)
  2. Ok, but why is he the only person in baseball history who had so much success at both? Because he was that dominant!
  3. And Bonds and Aaron and all played in the expansion era with more crappy pitchers, smaller ballparks, amphetamines, steroids, the DH, etc. And none of the guys who caught Ruth's home run numbers also dominated as a pitcher like he did. (I don't think Gretzky would have fared as well as a goalie.) WAR isn't the be-all, end-all. But it does attempt to normalize for different eras, different ballparks, different competition, different positions, and all that jazz. To dismiss Ruth's accomplishments because a couple of guys out-homered him in a more offensive era is silly. Both Ruth and Gretzky were dominant in their sport. Which one was more dominant? I don't know, you can make a case for either. But don't just dismiss Ruth because he's no longer the career leader in certain stats. The game has changed so much since he played, and a lot of it is because of him; he made the home run sexy.
  4. What?? The guy hit more home runs than every other team in the league in 1920 (four years after he led the league with 9 shutouts and a 1.75 ERA...he could've had a career as a Hall of Fame pitcher!). Then he did it again in 1927.
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    Stadium art/banners

    More like a Shea Stadium tradition, started in 1984 for Dwight Gooden, stolen by the clowns across town. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/man-started-mets-korner-sees-idea-digital-article-1.2170602 There was also the El SSSSSSSSSSSid signs for Sid Fernandez' strikeouts.
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    Interesting Field Designs

    Good call:
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    Interesting Field Designs

  8. Fart, just realized that isn't point percentage. They're dividing points by points awarded instead of points available (so a team that wins in OT would have a W-L% of .667--2/3--instead of 1.000--2/2). Still a decent proxy and easier than doing the math for 31 teams.
  9. https://www.hockey-reference.com/play-index/tgl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=single&year_min=2018&year_max=2018&game_location=A&is_playoffs=N&game_num_type=team&game_month=0&game_type[]=R&game_type[]=OT&game_type[]=SO&order_by=year_id&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool#stats Road stats, click on W-L% to sort.
  10. Pretty wacky finish in Brooklyn tonight, thanks to a Tyler Bertuzzi match penalty that led to four power play goals, followed by a Detroit game-tying goal with 29 seconds left.
  11. They played Brass Bonanza at tonight's game in Carolina. Seems so wrong.
  12. The Islanders will be returning to the Coliseum. Twelve games there next season. Then if those go well, they will play at least half of their games in Uniondale until the new place is ready. https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/islanders-nassau-coliseum-12-games-1.16380150
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    Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Bunch of proposed Ottawa Senators logos and jerseys in this video: EDIT: Bonus--1990 NHL Draft logo at 15:49!
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    Unused Logos and Uniforms

    Baltimore Colts/Stallions (CFL) (from https://youtu.be/beWTiASkd8I)