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Weasel words in the Hall of Fame section
Puckett's career is considered by some as more consistent than Mattingly's.
Unfortunately I don't have sources of information to remove this wording, and deleting the sentence outright seems an awkward fix. I did move the notice, however; when I first saw it there, I was reading and re-reading the paragraph after the notice to look for weasel words and found none. Apparently it was dropped right in the middle of the paragraph instead, because when I hit edit I found the weasel words directly preceding the sentence in question ^_^
- Remove it altogether. There needs to be verifiability. If someone said it, attribute the source and add it back in then. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:15, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
The link cited for the source of his back injury being the result of clubhouse horseplay http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/09/sports/doctor-s-orders-rest-for-mattingly.html?pagewanted=1 seems to show all involved parties calling such reports as nothing more than a false rumor.
I barely keep up with baseball, so the real source of his back injury may be common knowledge, and the horseplay story might be true. Still, shouldn't a cited source actually support the fact we're using it to support? Terrible tony (talk) 21:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
I would like to hear about what exactly happened myself, as Don is a distant cousin. I had stopped by to see what was written about him, and saw this. Will Matney --Craxd (talk) 21:38, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
I added the contradiction tag because the section says:
- In 1991, before the episode aired but after it was produced, then-Yankees manager Stump Merrill told him that until he cut his hair, he would not play.
But then the next paragraph says:
- Many people believed the joke in The Simpsons episode to be a reference to the incident, but "Homer at the Bat" was actually recorded a year before it happened.