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.

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2 Comments to “My Hall of Fame Ballot”

  1. I somewhat understand where you’re coming from but I thought Tom Verducci had a very good perspective on things. I like where he stands because he has a lot of information that bloggers and average media guys can’t get. Because he is so highly respected, he has lots of access to behind the scenes information that we would never be able to get a hold of and I think that allows him such a unique perspective. He doesn’t think steroid people should be in the Hall and I agree. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/hall-of-infamous/

  2. You can’t ignore 20 years of history my friend. I love to see someone try to take all the amphetamine users out of the hall. It’s a museum of the game, not some house of morality. Who made Tom Veducci judge and jury? Kenny Lofton is no longer on the ballot while some of these jokers only voted for JACK MORRIS! Been to hall three times in my youth, but I will not take my son until the voting process changes. It shouldn’t ever be about the writers.

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