Monday, January 6, 2014

Pedro Gomez is a (redacted)

ESPN.com's Pedro Gomez - best known for his 21 Jump Streeting of Barry Bonds - made his ballot available to the public today.

 And then...


Followed by...


Of course we bring attention to this because of the exclusion of Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell. But if you've followed the HOF voting for any length of time at all, you'll remember that Gomez has a hard-on for some Bagwell hate, as well as a history of presumably setting out the names of HOF-eligible players on the floor, watching his cat piss on four to five names, and then filling out his ballot accordingly. Don't believe me?

How do you explain Gomez being one of four BBWAA voters to vote for Bill Mueller in 2012? Or Gomez as one of the two voters who voted for Jay Bell in 2009?

So...yeah, this is the Hall of Fame's problem, not Pedro Gomez's...sure.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can we start a pole for what the redacted word/phrase is?

I'm going with booger eating mouth breather.

Anonymous said...

The very idea that a professional jocksniffer like Gomez even has a ballot in his possession is the crux of the problem. He was marginal as a D'Back beat guy. Now he's ensconced in the equivalent of the People Magazine division of espn. I've no doubt he sees that as a big upgrade in every conceivable way.

So, in a way he's right. It's the Hall of Fame's fault. rw

Anonymous said...

Pedro Gomez is a hypocritical asshat and a bad journalist.

Every bit of anecdotal and circumstantial evidence he has against Bagwell can be used against Rickey Henderson - who Gomez covered during his years as the A's beat reporter and voted for on his HoF ballot in 2008.

Yep, Pedro Gomez was a daily occupant of the Oakland Athletics' clubhouse during the heyday of their steroid use. I cannot find a single bit of reporting from him during that time which calls into question the use of PEDs by A's players. But Mr. Gomez can now divine by some mystical power who did or did not use PEDs? Horsepucky.

Gomez is among the worst of the moralizers in the BBWAA. I firmly believe many of them are withholding HoF votes in order to assuage their own guilt for failing to report what they knew when they knew it or for failing to see the problem in the first place.

Players such as Jeff Bagwell should not be made to suffer for the failings of Pedro Gomez and his ilk.

-Michael

Terence said...

Someone give Michael a badge and a gun. Giddy up deputy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Deputy Terence.

I keep thinking about Oprah's recent comment regarding the ultimate necessity to end racism and applying it to these members of the BBWAA, but Bagwell doesn't have that much time...