Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a joke. They’re interjecting themselves into the story, making up their narratives as they go along while taking personal vendettas for no explainable reason. This body of “writers” has lost their way. Instead of focusing on America’s pastime, they’ve taken to riding their award-winning high horses around to prove their moral grandstanding is more important than the actual game they profess to love. This could not be more prevalent then the results of this week’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting, in which no new members will be joining this year. All of this because the writers just can’t help but to show how important they are to baseball. Wait, that doesn’t make sense. Yet, those are the breaks, until voting for the Hall of Fame changes. And the player who, more so than any other player, felt the brunt of the BBWAA’s posturing this week is Mike Piazza. If you were to list the best catchers in the history of baseball, your list would start with Johnny Bench, but there’s a good chance Piazza’s name would be next. At worst, he might be third. OF ALL TIME. He’s undoubtedly the best offensive [...]
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