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People who make the trip to the HOF I don't think are disappointed that Kenny Lofton isn't inducted. Or Walker. Or Keith Hernandez, although jesus that pisses me off.
So you think the Hall wants to elect 10 to 15 players in one year and no one for a few years?
Dear lord, talk about turning the hall into something irrelevant.
16. EvilBoWeevil Posted: November 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4607245)
I am thinking it's Jeff Pearlman. Not sure if he has the vote but if I did I would put my money on him.
for the most part the writers have done an excellent job in picking and choosing who should go in.
Just since '00, in: Sutter, Gossage, Rice, Puckett, Perez
Not in: Biggio, Bagwell, Piazza, Trammell, Whittaker (1 and done), Stieb (1 and done), Keith Hernandez, Will Clark (1 and done), Saberhagen (1 and done), Cone (1 and done), Kevin Brown (1 and done), Lofton (1 and done).
Outside of Whitaker there isn't a single one and done that you listed that deserved more than a year appearance on the ballot.
Because he's clearly established an interest in the history of baseball and the context of modern players in that history, and takes it seriously. As compared to someone who casts a ballot just to piss off people he doesn't like.
Well, hell, then I should get a vote as well.
Tracy Ringolsby is fairly old-school but he's a good guy and a Primate in good standing. Which is worth something, IMO.
I wish Hernandez had been inducted. He wasn't. Hernandez not being inducted does not make me disappointed in the entirety of the HOF. I could be wrong, but I think that makes me solidly within the bell-curve of HOF visitors.
And this analogy is also terrible. The HOF isn't not inducting Barry Bonds but inducting you instead.
Why did some players that you don't want in get in recently? In part because the VC lowered the standards over the years and in part because you don't like them.
You don't have to be an expert. Or even particularly sharp. Just get a job writing about baseball for a recognized entity and don't get fired.
But in the 2010 HoM ballot he was only compared to Larkin and Alomar among that group. The 4th place finisher was Cone, followed by Rizzutto. WAR is not the be-all, end-all but Edgar had 68 WAR, Cone 62, Rizzutto 41 plus 3 missed war years. Next was Gavvy Cravath who had been passed over for election about 80 times (33 WAR but half his career in the PCL/AA). Against THAT level of competition, Edgar received only 8 top 5 votes and only 19 top 10 votes out of 40. Against an even tougher level of competition, why would we think that 75% of HoM voters would have listed Edgar on their 2010 HoF ballot? Again, less than 75% thought he was even in the top 15. The HoM standard is a VERY big hall standard as that term would normally be understood -- and Edgar couldn't get 75% consensus that he was top 15 on a ballot of mostly borderline BIG Hall candidates.
Funny, if it was Pearlman or Chass, everybody here would want them hung. But since it turned out to be LeRetard, it's OK.
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