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Taking Bad Schotz:
Like many baseball fans, I had been eagerly anticipating the results from this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame election. This year’s ballot was polarizing, to say the least, as players such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were eligible for induction for the first time. Clemens and Bonds were two of the greatest players the sport has ever seen, but they have strong ties to performance enhancing drugs. The results have been tallied and this year became the eighth time in the history of the Hall of Fame that the BBWAA failed to elect any players on the ballot. Players need to be named on 75% of all ballots to be elected. I, like many baseball fans am pretty disappointed with this year’s results. Here are some of my thoughts regarding the results of the election:
1. Seriously, who would want to attend this year’s induction ceremony? Three people were elected by the Pre-Integration Era Committee: Jacob Ruppert, Hank O’Day and Deacon White. That does not include Paul Hagen, who won...
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Our final installment about Barry Bonds, and why he should, eventually, get into the Hall of Fame.
I think it’s a little ridiculous that no one got voted in this year. It was one of the most amazing ballots in years, steroids or not, and no one got in. But this may be just the shock the Hall of Fame needs to do something about this and change things, or give a clearer direction...
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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine lit into the baseball writers for failing to elect any players into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Last week, the national gaggle of professional Gammonites - those obese and balding poets of the game, whose mission is to report each day on whom the Yankees will not obtain - did what the U.S. government could not do: Take down Roger Clemens. They ignored him for the Hall of Fame. Why?a. He used steroids.b. He lied about using steroids.c. He refuses to apologize for lying and using...
The Houston Astros have made many changes this off-season. From uniform changes all the way to the broadcast booth, the Astros are close to yet another change.
Many thought Roger Clemens would return to the team as a pitche, but that didn’t happen. It doesn’t look like it will happen again, either. However, Houston is close to a deal with Clemens to return as a Minor League pitching...
Yankee fans around the world will wake up early Wednesday, toddle down to the living room in their Doctor Dentons, and see what the Surgery Fairy left under the dead tree. Who knows? Maybe it'll be an Evan Longoria! Then again, it might be a lump of coal, or a Celerino Sanchez.This year, Arod turns 37. He has 647 home runs - 115 below Barry BigHead's career all-time record...
For the first time since 1996, no player was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. First time nominees like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens didn’t make it in presumably because of their association with performance-enhancing drugs. Would you put tarnished players like Bonds in Cooperstown?
For only the eighth time in their annual elections and the first time since 1996, baseball writers have elected no player to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2013 ballot marked the first year of eligibility for several greats like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens. Voters rejected the [...]
LeRoyMcConnell IIIThe most anticipated day in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) has finally come and gone and yes of course they have spoken loudly with their pens selections of who they think is worthy of getting into their precious Baseball Hall of Fame. This year baseball has taken more interest in who is voted in because of the elite and polarizing names...
In a bit of an oddity, no players were selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday, even though several of them were eligible. This year’s crop of players included Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. There’s no doubt that these were all excellent ball players, but all three of them were also associated with performance-enhancing drugs.
This was just the second time...
By now you’ve likely heard that no player was voted for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame off the writers’ ballot for the first time in 17 years. The prime players snubbed were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both of whom were making their first appearances on the ballot.
569 ballots were cast in Wednesday’s nonsensical empty vote, which only makes the result that much...
Let's put a nice little bow on the Hall of Fame mess that transpired on Wednesday. No one was voted in by the writers, and Roger Clemens reacted like a teenage girl. There's been so much said by other writers (and much more eloquently than I could say it, too) about this fiasco, and it's not worth continuing to beat the drum about two days later. So, let's all just...
Mick Foley is funny. If you're a wrestling fan, you know this. If you're not, read his New York Times best-selling autobiographies. The man has a gift for storytelling.
The hardcore legend and soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer didn't disappoint during four nights at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club -- right here, in Kansas City, Kansas (read my preview interview here). I attended...
As you probably heard, yesterday was not a good day for retired baseball players. Nobody was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, who had 3,060 hits in his career and was a seven-time All-Star
while playing three positions, topped
the ballot with 388 votes, but needed 427 votes to get in. The New York Times ran with it and printed a blank front page of...