Monthly Archives: February 2014

HOF Case of the Month (Feb 2014)

Bagwell

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Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, despite his early exit from the game courtesy a shoulder ailment, is one of the finest all-round offensive weapons in the game’s rich history.  An elite run producer, Baggy was a slugger deluxe who also posted on-base percentages well above the league average.  So great was Jeff with lumber in his paws, that his career OPS (on-base pus slugging) rests higher than Hall of Fame locks Hank Aaron, Ken Griffey Jr. and Willie Mays.  What Bagwell did throughout his career–play exceptional baseball, for he fielded his position exceptionally to go along with his prodigious swatting–was what legitimate Hall of Famers are made of.  For more on Jeff Bagwell, visit my blog exclusively dedicated to getting Jeff inducted into Cooperstown: http://www.baggybelongs.wordpress.com.

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Pin-up of the Month (Feb 2014)

audreytotter14

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The film noirs of the 1940s and 1950s were some of the finest examples of cinema.  Their use of lighting, with exceptional cinematography, gave the films that seedy atmosphere many of the plot devices demanded.  Whereas many film historians point to the cinematography as the noir’s primary draw, there are other film admirers who might suggest that the lovely femme fatales were the genre’s best attraction.  When it came to film noir femme fatales, few could hold a candle to Audrey Totter.  The curvaceous blond was in her element portraying cunning dames with nothing but their best interests in mind.

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