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HOFer Gwynn (ooh that sounds nice) on Bonds

As many of you know, Tony Gwynn had a very realistic shot at hitting .400 in the 1994 season, which was cut short by the strike. He ended up at .394 in 419 AB, which was pretty much a "full season" for that year, if I'm not mistaken.

This from Gaslamp Ball:

Do you think another player will hit .400 again?

Yeah there will be and again he needs to be open, he needs to be disciplined and be consistent.

Do you know anybody playing today that could do it?

Sure, Barry Bonds could do it.  He walks a lot.  He's brought another facet that I hadn't thought about.  I had never thought about a guy that would walk 200 times a season and it makes it a whole lot easier.  You know what for a long time I thought you had to be like Ichiro.  You had to break the hit record and walk a little bit so that you could do it.  Barry Bonds comes along and he hits .380 and walks 200 times.  Not being healthy works in your favor, it doesn't hurt you it helps you.  You play in 5 games a week you walk whatever times a week and get 6 hits in 14 at bats you are gonna qualify for a batting title.

Frankly, I'm not sure I agree with him, but WTF, he's Tony Gwynn, so hell yeah!

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