Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Philip Hersh is why I hate the BBWAA

This man, who covers the Olympics - yes, you read that right - is a voting member of the BBWAA, and will pass judgment on the Hall of Fame.

It started with this:
Oh, the joy I will have snubbing Sosa, Bonds and Clemens (plus McGwire and Palmeiro, natch) on my HoF ballot.

Presumably asked why the hell he would take such a gleeful stance when, after all, he was tweeting about Lindsey Vonn's stomach illness six minutes earlier, he replied:
I have a ballot because I covered baseball for nearly 20 years. And I'm keeping it just to vote against the druggies.

He'll vote for Biggio, but not Bagwell. Why? Because screw you, that's why:
Haven't voted for Bagwell. Am likely to say no again.

Hooray, BBWAA. You can kindly go to hell.

(For other, more erudite posts on Olympic Reporter/Hall of Fame Voter Philip Hersh you can read this and this.)

Oh hey. Hersh may change his mind...
To tell the truth, I am conflicted on Bagwell and may change my mind, as I have done in the past with other players when PEDs weren't in ?

2 comments:

Blazemule said...

Why the hell do they left these people vote, I like educated people who aren't vindictive towards the sport to vote. Honestly the Hall votes are seriously flawed, BBWAA should only get a small portion of the votes towards it. It should be 1/3 writers, 1/3 owners, 1/3 coaches.

Anonymous said...

Owners and Coaches? How about players? Better yet, just have a committee like the NFL and NBA do, where there is almost no controversy surrounding induction, and every year several worthy players go in.