Tag: baseball

  • Should Barry Bonds be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

    Bill Simmons did a good podcast about this topic. The main arguments why Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame comes down to 2 main points: For the people who say that only ‘morally good’ guys should be in the Hall of Fame: There’s already guys like Cap Anson (who is basically the…

  • Why is baseball popular in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan?

    Baseball is very popular in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea but not other Asian countries. Why is that? If I had to guess, it’s probably because during early 20th century when baseball was the most dominant sport in America, Japan got caught up in it – at this time Japan was militarily the most dominant country in…

  • Who, while in their prime, was the most dominant athlete at their sport?

    in no order because you can’t compare sports -Baseball: Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds -Basketball: Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain -Hockey: Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky -Football: Jim Brown -Cricket: Don Bradman -Tennis (men’s): Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg (short lived career but amazing prime) -Tennis (women’s): Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova (absolute beast in her prime)…