Re: Is Roberto Duran a top-10 All Time Great?
Are there clutch boxers? That never comes up. No one is like, "Yeah Joey Giardello was good but he wasn't clutch like Fullmer" or something. In baseball, the real clutch guys are the pitchers because you can negate great hitters by walking them. Schilling, Gibson, Koufax, Big Chief Allie Reynolds, Rivera... Having a guy like that puts fear in the other team.
I remember when Houston was on it's tear going to the world series and we had lidge but see people weren't sold on him. So it's the nlcs (I think) against St. Louis and Pujols is up 9th inning all that clutch stuff. If that were Rivera or somebody with that clutch reputation you would think, he's got this. With lidge, it was, don't blow it.My uncle took one look st lidge and said, "he's going to give up a home run." He gave up a home run. Right there we knew we weren't winning the world series.
Also Robert Horry. That is all.