Technically no... Mattingly is an Indiana native.
To your points...
a) Josh Hamilton is a non-sequitur... He wound up taking the druggie buggy to work late in his career and faded away.
b) Walker arguably should b e a HOFer... Howeverer he's stigmatized by Coors Field and the 'roid era (despite the unlikelihood he ever used PED's)
c) Factors into the writer's voting decisions
d) Again, will factor into the voting decisions
e) Ha, ha ha...
Lastly, see Oh_Hell_Yeah31's comment above... Enough said.
It ain't the Hall of Stats, it's the Hall of Fame. And Votto has a lot going for him off the stat sheet...
1) He won the MVP in 2010
2) He's won a Gold Glove
3) He's played for one team his entire career and is loved in Cincy
4) He's Canadian born and that will factor in
5) He's known as clutch throughout the league
Murphy's Law applies here... In your video, the batter is drag bunting and it looks like there were gale force winds.... I was squared up at the plate and it there was a wind, it was less than 10 mph...
Had one last night where the first baseman trotted past first base and walked right into the crowd behind the 1st base dugout... Must have gone up there to sign autographs. Either that, or someone was messing with his wife in the stands.
It ain't the bunt rating... It's the physics. Unless you're playing on the moon, you can't pop a bunt deep into the infield and you can't bunt a liner way out to second base.
You simply may not have recognized her... She kind of looks like Chris Berman with a blonde wig in this game.
That's called a Beta Test.
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Back in 1983 when I was 12, a friend of mine and I realized this. We bought into the factory sets and flipped them to other kids in exchange for older cards which included their Dad's and Brother's hand-me-downs. I had 10's of 1000's of these older cards (from the early 50's through the late 60's) in storage up until 6 years ago.. It was a wise decision to say the least.
I do... even our elderly nuns have more fashion sense than video game Heidi.
Had the automatic download box checked and had my system in rest mode... Powered my system on at 12:45pm EST to check on the status and the download hadn't started. Had to click the DOWNLOAD button to start the process...
No question...Pete Gray!
Linda Blair? Nah... A clean-shaven Aaron Blair maybe.
Could have been worse... At least they didn't partner with Zales and offer up bling to deck out your players. Of course, that's probably planned for 2020 so they can avoid improving Franchise Mode for another year....
You're definitely not the only one. The Operation Sports discussion boards and the posts on their preseason reviews/articles have been pretty vocal about it this year too: