The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

The Hall of Fame Voting Season

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As we count down the days to Christmas, the Baseball Writers Association of America also have their own countdown since they have to turn in their Hall of Fame ballots by December 21.  We won’t actually find out who gets in until January 6th, after school is back in session, Continue reading The Hall of Fame Voting Season

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

New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts

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The ballot you see here is from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, who got blasted by Jason Collette for only picking five names.  One of those names happens to be Jack Morris, and if you’ve been on the internet at any point in the past 15 years (this is Continue reading New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts

A Tip of the Cap to the Baseball Writers

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Tonight is the All Star game, the day when those who were chosen to take part in the midsummer classic go toe to toe for league pride, home field advantage in the World Series, and a chance to show their skills on the National Stage for the world to see. Continue reading A Tip of the Cap to the Baseball Writers