Battle of the Decades: 1990s vs. 2000s

Which era is better? At least in this simulated series, the old guys get the last laugh

Originally Published: December 19, 2009
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

We've just lived through an era of incredible performances. The best relief pitcher in history? Check. A shortstop who routinely hit 50 home runs per season? Check. Starting pitchers with sub-2.00 ERAs? Check. Power hitters who blew past Roger Maris' record? Once again, check.

Granted, all of these performances were products of their times. We won't argue that Alex Rodriguez is more talented than Willie Mays … except yeah, we will. Just as today's football players and basketball players ...

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