Originally written January 10, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Contrary to the ideas put out there by Ken Rosenthal, I did have an issue with the way things went down yesterday. In my eyes, anyone who did not have an issue with the shutout yesterday is blissfully ignorant. Rosenthal will not even catch wind of what I say though – I am a non-voter, someone who has an unimportant opinion anyway. But there were a few things that I really wanted to get off my chest… The First Ballot Controversy: I struggled to get behind the line of thinking that a lot of players should be denied entry on their first go-around because they are trying to make the first ballot entry special. I never really understood it – the writers now had the chance to choose what year a player deserved to get in; suddenly, did his statistics looked better in his second year around? Some even go as far as to never vote a player in on his first ballot, which is asinine. 400 HRs will get you in your second time around, but not your first, Mike? The whole thing drives me nuts. It al...
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