Friday, July 26, 2013

Just a reminder to hate the BBWAA

CBS Sports' Gregg Doyel has an excellent column on the Hall of Fame, who will induct three people this weekend in Cooperstown, none of them living, and the Base Ball Writers Association of America, just in case you want to get pissed off all over again about the decision to not induct Bagwell or Biggio.

Neither do HOF voters, though research by the New York Times indicates Bagwell has been denied access to the Hall because of steroid suspicions. According to the Times study of available votes, "Bagwell was chosen for the Hall of Fame by 82 percent of writers who also picked Bonds, higher than the 75 percent threshold required for election. But he was only named on about half of ballots that excluded Bonds."

In other words, Bagwell was approved by voters who are OK with cheaters -- but not by voters who object to cheaters. Ergo, voters consider Bagwell a cheater.

 Relive your hatred and anger by reading our BBWAA and the Hall of Fame.

6 comments:

AGirlintheSouth said...

You are really good at reigniting my anger this week - a feat that I previously thought was only mastered by my exhusband. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo anyone who hit over 300 HR and weighed 230+ lbs will never get in the hall? Bull.

Blazemule said...

The BBWAA is a freaking joke, most of the writers are morons and some don't even cover baseball anymore. I don't understand the "life time membership" these guys get. This should be split in groups of voters, players and former players, managers/coaches and execs and writers, maybe fans too at like a 10% level.

Seth Bracken said...

I miss Bagwell. And these writers are joke. The only reason they have suspicion is the time period he played. Absolutely nothing else. Pure conjecture and nothing else.

Anonymous said...

I think that bagwell and biggio will go in together. BUT... I think they both will be passed over one more year. So everybody including myself will be even more ticked but hopefully by then the Astros will be winning and we can watch them on TV or on a powerful radio station! Lucas

Alex Cohn said...

Should we rescind votes for players who played in the league before Jackie Robinson? A segregated league is a diluted league...