Wherein the writer discloses his inaugural Hall of Fame selections, shamelessly self-promotes and otherwise gets lost in the tantalizing illusion of ushering ballplayers into immortality. Or, pretends to be a voting member of the BBWAA without the annual extortion dues …
Harold Baines. Really? Really.
Perhaps no one in baseball history had a Hall of Fame career sneak up on us like Adrian Beltre.
Ted Simmons turns 69 today. He should have been celebrating two weeks ago in Cooperstown, joining the inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Prince Fielder is the best first baseman in Milwaukee Brewers history. I say that with all apologies to the beloved Cecil Cooper and George Scott‘s sideburns.
A glacial baseball winter picked up the pace yesterday, but we have some final thoughts on what was not that long ago Baseball’s biggest (and only) story in 2018 to-date: the Hall of Fame ballot.
Hall of Fame voting season is silly season.
Jeff Kent was the best offensive second baseman of his generation. Roberto Alomar might have had the glove, and Ryne Sandberg the affability and strong two-way game, but Jeff Kent owned 4 in the 90s and early aughts.
Splitting the numbers from the allegations reveals an objective truth for most modern fans. But only if they want to split the two.
Roberto Clemente’s death was a tragedy that shook the western hemisphere. In the shadow of the man’s sacrifice, his on-field achievements are more remarkable than we might recognize.