Posts Tagged "Hall of Fame"

“I hate all the moralizing we do in sports in general, but I especially hate the hypocrisy in this: Many of the gatekeeper voters denying Barry Bonds Hall Of Fame entry would have they themselves taken a magical, healing, not-tested-for-in-their-workplace elixir if it made them better at their jobs, especially if lesser talents were getting the glory and money. Lord knows I’d take the elixir for our ESPN2 TV show if I could.”

Miami Herald columnist Dan LeBatard reveals why he sold* his HOF ballot to Deadspin. 

*It was a marketing spin. LeBatard did not accept anything from Deadspin. He just handed it off. He’s happy and relieved that Deadspin’s readers didn’t have him go vote for Jacques Jones. 

His ballot has gotten worthless, he writes, because of the sanctimony that’s invaded the voting process.  

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this-day-in-baseball:

Tom Seaver received 425 out of 430 Hall of Fame votes — 97.8% of the ballots — the highest percentage of votes ever.

this-day-in-baseball:

Tom Seaver received 425 out of 430 Hall of Fame votes — 97.8% of the ballots — the highest percentage of votes ever.

bleacherreport:

Ray Lewis has told his teammates that he will retire at the end of the season. Already can’t wait to hear Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame speech.

fuckyeahmarksanchez:

jetstwit:

Curtis Martin presented the Gold Jacket by Bill Parcells

Congrats to Curtis Martin for being inducted in to the Hall of Fame!

Barry Larkin elected to Hall of Fame →

Larkin spent his entire major league career with the Reds from 1986-2004, hitting .295 with 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 2,340 hits and 379 stolen bases. He won three Gold Gloves and the 1990 World Series.

The 2013 ballot figures to be the most controversial, with seven-time MVP Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens eligible for the first time along with Craig BiggioMike PiazzaCurt Schilling and Sammy Sosa.

Is The Hall of Fame Too Small? - Nate Silver →

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were selected for baseball’s Hall of Fame this afternoon, becoming the 234th and 235th players so honored.

Do yourself a favor, click the above link and read Mr. Silver’s entire post. Great stuff. As usual.