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DDT's Pop Flies

DDT (AKA Darryl Tahirali) is a freelance writer living in Orange County, California. Originally from Canada, DDT enjoys writing about music, baseball, and other areas of Western pop culture from the tasteful to the trashy. DDT can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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DDT - 04:52

RIP Ernie Banks (1931-2015), first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer. "Mr. Cub," the prototype of the power-hitting shortstop and a great ambassador of the game, now reunited with teammate Ron Santo.


DDT - 19:13

Baseball Hall of Fame: Cooperstown justice for Craig Biggio! More surprised if Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz did not get it. Four HoFers in one shot--very good show in 2015.


DDT - 19:46

Baseball's Golden Era Committee throws shut-out: No candidates on ballot elected. My DDT's Pop Flies article asks "Are There Any Hall of Fame Players Left?" in Golden Era. Apparently not.


DDT - 18:36

RIP Jean Beliveau (1931-2014), Hockey Hall of Fame centre as captain of the Montreal Canadiens. One of the all-time greats; two-time Hart Trophy winner. Adieu, Le Gros Bill.


DDT - 18:16

RIP Pat Quinn (1943-2014), former NHL defenseman, coach, member of the induction committee for the Hockey Hall of Fame. At the blue line and behind the boards for eternity now.


DDT - 16:54

Hall of Fame drummer for AC/DC Phil Rudd charged with attempting to arrange a murder in New Zealand. Someone has to say it: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"?


Committee Chairman - 05:53

I actually felt bad for Palmeiro...i don;t know why. He always seemed like such a sad figure. Like a barking puppy for attention As for A-Rod, there is nothing likeable about him.


DDT - 22:38

Rafael Palmeiro is gone from the ballot after four rounds. Who else has 3000+ hits and 500+ HR? Aaron, Mays, Murray--all first-ballot HoFers . . .


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