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.