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 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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Guess it’s just two guys after all the hubbub this winter with the Hall of Fame voting: Ken Griffey Junior y Mike Piazza, únicos electos este año al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 6, 2016 I like Enrique Rojas because he helped me learn Continue reading The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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

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

BEARD MADNESS FINAL

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And then there were two. Two man enter, one man leave. Will the quintessential late 80’s early 90’s mustache win over the wild man goatee that was symbolic of a hard rock culture? Will the Eck fell the Bags in an epic follicle battle of supremacy? Who has the better facial hair? Continue reading BEARD MADNESS FINAL

FURRY 4

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We’re getting down to the nitty gritty. Keep up with Beard Madness here. Furry 4 Matchup 1: #1 Jayson Werth vs. #6 Jeff Bagwell #1 Oscar Gamble vs. #3 Dennis Eckersley    

The Elegant 8

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Beard Madness is down to 8 players. No BS, just votes: Beard Region   #1 Jayson Werth vs. #2 Al Hrabosky Goatee Region #1 Fernando Vina vs. #6 Jeff Bagwell Hair Region #1 Oscar Gamble vs. #11 Pedro Martinez Mustache Region #1 Rollie Fingers vs. #3 Dennis Eckersley     Continue reading The Elegant 8

The Scruffy 16

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We’re down to 16 contestants. Let’s go ahead and look at the match-ups. Update: Voting Complete! Beard Region #1 Jayson Werth vs. #5 Johnny Damon Jayson Werth has been absolutely destroying the competition. He’s made easy work of Casey Blake and Chris Perez so far and has not failed to Continue reading The Scruffy 16

The Steroid Era Facing Their Toughest Test. The Hall of Fame

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Today is the day many people have been waiting for (or perhaps dreading) for years. The Hall of Fame ballots have been announced, and there are some very big names on this list. You have Curt Schilling, Craig Biggio as well as Mike Piazza making their first appearance on the Continue reading The Steroid Era Facing Their Toughest Test. The Hall of Fame