@OldHossRadbourn and the #Hallof100
I’m not a follower, I don’t know who runs the account, but the man is admired on Twitter, even if we have no idea if what he’s tweeting is at all close to what he would say were he still alive. Still, Old Hoss Radbourn‘s commentary of ESPN’s list of their Top 100 players of all time, which they encouraged social media discussion using the “#Hallof100″ movement. While Hoss may not have used the hashtag, his words of critique/praise have been spread ’round with many retweets and favorite-ing.
Without further ado, here is each of the artist’s reviews of the 100 players mentioned, with some of his extra commentary at the end, which I found enjoyable.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Any list that doesn’t have Bonds or Mays at the top is peculiar to me. I love the Babe, and he was an amazing athlete, but it was a different time, with a different level of talent.
For those wondering where Hoss ranked and what he thought about it:
Can’t say I disagree with #752.
This post was more to document a cultural happening (albeit a small one) that was meant to spark dialogue amongst the public, and educate many like myself on some of baseball’s greatest to ever sink their spikes into the diamond. Nice work, Hoss, or whoever you are, whether you’re Keith Law, Jonah Keri, I don’t care. They should’ve had you ranked higher.