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Tim Raines Should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Let’s get this out of the way — Tim Raines is not Rickey Henderson. You know that and I know that. But 45 percent of the Baseball...
Via Athlon Sports
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann: "Close the Hall of Fame and start over" (Video)

On Wednesday evening, ESPN's Keith Olbermann targeted the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) for what he considers to be a broken voting system for electing players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to Olbermann, players being excluded for suspected steroid use in recent years (most notably Mike Piazza in the most recent balloting) are "the lucky ones" because...
Via Holdout Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Index

It seems like I write an article like this every year. Outside of fantasy baseball, the baseball Hall of Fame is easily my number one interest. Several years ago, I wrote a book called The Hall of Fame Index. One of the unfortunate problems when writing a book that uses complex statistics is that the world is always changing. Book publishing is a static industry and the book does...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 6, 1992

1992: George Brett’s inside-the-park home run capped the Royals’ comeback in a 3-2 win over the White Sox at Royals Stadium.Kansas City trailed 2-1 as they entered the bottom of the seventh. Chicago starter Kirk McCaskill had held the Royals to five hits in the first six innings, but the White Sox went to their bullpen, bringing Roberto Hernandez into the game. With one out,...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Baseball: Tim Raines Should Be In The Hall of Fame

We’re all hoping that Mike Piazza will get the call when the Hall of Fame voting results are announced on January 8th. This year is a very crowded field with newcomers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina, and Jeff Kent among the top first timers along with strong holdovers Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, Lee Smith, Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez, and Fred...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Raines: Hall of Fame Material

The year was 1996, the month was September, and I was eight years old and going to the first baseball game not played either in Elmira at Dunn Field or in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium.*  We were heading across the border to Canada to visit the SkyDome, now the Rogers Centre, to see the Yankees play the Blue Jays. That box score pretty much brings on some serious nostalgia...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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