Monday, January 9, 2012

A geographic breakdown of the No Bagwell contingent

So I have spent the past hour and a half fuming, and decided to plot the writers who are listed as Nays on Bagwell-to-the-HOF (compiled from LeoKitty and the BBWAA lists) on a Google Earth map. The placemarks aren't their addresses, just reflecting of the cities where the writer is based. Here's what I found... (click the image to enlarge)




But this isn't telling the whole story. Take a closer look at the Chicago Bloc:



Seriously? Nine writers from Chicago didn't think that Bagwell is a Hall of Famer? What the hell? Did Bagwell piss in the river, or ruin the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

2 comments:

Baseball Trivia Challenge said...

Interesting to say the least. Are those Chicago BB writers STILL smarting over Bagwell's frequent pounding of the Cubs? I thought the New York writers/voters would be drooling over Mattingly and Bernie Williams and ignore Baggy.
Both are big cities and likely have a lot of votes.
Hopefully the third time's a charm.

Anonymous said...

Probably holding him to the same standards other will hold Sammy Sosa too?