The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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I think it may be time to make that long-awaited visit back to Cooperstown this coming summer.  The Hall of Fame has just announced the results in voting, which you can check out at the BBWAA’s site: Player Votes (Percent) Years on ballot Chipper Jones 410 (92.2) 1 Vladimir Guerrero Continue reading The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that makes this day less joyous than it should be. The Continue reading BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

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Year after year, the hall of fame election draws all sorts of debate and discussion.  The rules are terrible.  Someone sells their ballot to Deadspin.  Players who everyone thinks should be in are left out.  PEDs are discussed again.  It’s really a terrible time when it should be a great Continue reading The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers