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Todd Stottlemyre Seems Unhappy

Lost among the Goose Gossage Hall of Fame news was a statistical blip at the tail end of the complete voting results. Todd Stottlemyre (zero All-Star games, 4.27 ERA, 138-121 career record) received a vote. This means somebody, somewhere, look at the ballot and said "Todd Stottlemyre? A legend among men. One of the greatest pitchers we've ever seen. Reminds me of Nolan Ryan, only better."

The indispensable Fire Joe Morgan posted this audio-only YouTube video earlier this week featuring Stottlemyre, many years ago, sharing his insights as to why he lost his cool during a game, and I've listened to it about 20 times already. That number will only increase.

I really hope the guy who voted for him was the same reporter who asked him the question leading up to this clip. If that's the case, he's my dark horse for next year's Ford C. Frick Award recipient.


I'd Vote For Him Too, Now [Fire Joe Morgan]

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