The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has just announced the official 2017 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot, with 34 players eligible for voting and potential enshrinement.  Similar to previous years, I think there are something like 12 players worthy of entry into the Hall Continue reading The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2016 All-Stars

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The Chicago Cubs have been leading in All-Star voting for weeks now, and some folks even tried to write in David Ross.  There are all kinds of opinions about how this exhibition game should not determine World Series home field advantage (an opinion shared by Ben Zobrist), or that certain Continue reading The 2016 All-Stars

The Calm Before the Storm

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results will be announced on Wednesday, January 8 at 1 PM Central Time.  We’ve covered the publicly released totals thus far and you can check out the Baseball Think Factory ballot collecting gizmo here.  The tally so far suggests that first-time candidates Greg Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

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We took a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot (and the associated backlog) a few days ago, at the turn of the New Year.  The Baseball Think Factory continues to update their gizmo up until the announcement on Wednesday (January 8).  As of today: Getting in: Greg Maddux Continue reading Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

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