Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

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Sunday, July 26, the day that the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted.  This included Dick Enberg winning the Ford C. Frick award for outstanding broadcasting in baseball, and Tom Gage for winning the Spink award for outstanding baseball writing in a year where he lost his long-time Continue reading Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

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

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 [poll id=”60″] Goatee Region #1 Fernando Vina vs. #6 Jeff Bagwell [poll id=”61″] Hair Region #1 Oscar Gamble vs. #11 Pedro Martinez [poll id=”62″] Mustache Region #1 Rollie Fingers 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 [poll id=”52″] Jayson Werth has been absolutely destroying the competition. He’s made easy work of Casey Blake and Chris Perez so far and has not Continue reading The Scruffy 16