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Commentary: Tim Raines Should Already Be In The Hall of Fame

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... 

For the past several years I've watched in amazement as the Baseball Writers Association of America gets it wrong time and time again when it comes to Tim Raines



QUICK NOTES Raines played in 2500 games and has 2600 hits, so average at least a hit a gameHe got on base via a walk 1300 times, so if he's not getting a hit, he's getting on base, like a lead off hitter shouldHe stole over 800 bases, good luck seeing a modern day player coming anywhere close to that In the last year he played, his OBS was .351, there are players in the game today who would kill to have a .351 OBS, his career OBS was .391The arugment that he's the poor man's Ricky Henderson is idiotic, just because Ricky did more and played longer, should not be held against Raines.

Live From The Basement: Baseball Stars 2 (And Review)

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...  
On this particular live stream I played Baseball Stars 2, which was an arcade game released way back in 1992, exactly how this played in the arcade is beyond me. Still I manage to win a game during this live stream  -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden




GAME REVIEW You know, as a kid, when I went to the arcades, I can't recall ever seeing Baseball-Stars 2 at any of the Neo-Geo cabinets, I remember a few fighting games and I think a racing game, but never this particular game. I also can't fully wrap my head around how a baseball game could be adapted for the Arcade, unless it was a quarter gobbler , having to put in a quarter after three outs or a certain amount of time (much like WWF Wrestlefest). But since this game is on Steam and I'm a PC gamer these days, I figure why not give it a whirl for a live stream over on Twitch instead of Star Trek Online. I have played a few games, and honestly wasn't good at bat…