Archive for January 9th, 2013

Wednesday: 01.9.2013

My Hall of Fame Ballot

I’m sure you are all well past Hall of Fame fatigue, so I’m presenting my ballot with limited commentary. I participated in the Baseball Prospectus balloting and we inducted seven guys, all quite deserving in my estimation.

  • Jeff Bagwell
  • Craig Biggio
  • Barry Bonds
  • Roger Clemens
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Rafael Palmeiro
  • Mike Piazza
  • Tim Raines
  • Curt Schilling
  • Alan Trammell

I made a late change from Larry Walker to Rafael Palmeiro, though let it be known I’m a huge Walker supporter and I kind of regret the change. I just didn’t have enough space this year with the 10 player limit. I also like Kenny Lofton, Mark McGwire, Fred McGriff, and Sammy Sosa.

These were all slam dunks for me on their merit, I simply had trouble limited it to 10.

Alas, we are racing toward a goose egg this year based on early returns gathered by Baseball Think Factory and that is truly pathetic. The writers are doing the game a huge disservice with their moralism. There are too many issues with the process to dive into them all and since I said I was presenting this with limited commentary, I’ll leave it here.