Top 10 Dumbest Moments in Baseball History

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Top 10 Dumbest Moments in Baseball History
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Baseball has had some memorable moments. Who can ever forget that iconic home run Bobby Thompson hit against the Dodgers in 1951?  Where were you when Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was played? How about Kirk Gibson's homer in the 1988 World Series? Dramatic moments are a part of the baseball experience for over a 100 years.

True fans of the game have been inspired by Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken. We each seem to have a particular moment which we can debate about night and day. Baseball has had amazing moments that bring a tear to the eye. Well, this article is not about any of these moments. It's about the dumbest moments in baseball history.

In picking these 10, I am aware that they are fully subjective.

This is where you the fans get to interject some of your opinions. There are still many contenders out there. I decided to keep these dumb moments as much on the diamond as I could. Of course, it was very dumb for the Red Sox to deal Ruth and Bagwell, for the Cubs to deal Lou Brock and the Reds to think Milt Pappas to be more valuable than Frank Robinson.

It was very dumb for the Reds to deal Christy Mathewson or for the Rangers to think Eddie Stankey could manage. Dumb doesn't even begin to describe the decision to trade Joe Morgan and four others to the Reds and thereby assure the Astros of more years of mediocrity. And don't even begin to explain how dumb it was for there to ever be a "tie" game in an All-Star Game!  

The strike of 1972 and 1994 were dumb, well, if you were a fan that is. It was probably really dumb for the Rangers to think A-Rod would be worth $250 million for 10 years, too. But these are about dumb things players did while on the field.

Enjoy all the dumbness. If nothing else, it will make you laugh.

Send me your dumb moments! 

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