You know the deal. Pretty much every person who writes about baseball on their blog has to do a post on “their ballot” for the Hall of Fame, since voting for the Hall is pretty much one of the ultimate goals of being a baseball writer.
So I’ll cut through the flowery crap that usually prefaces these things (especially since I tend to get long-winded – SHOCKING I know) and get right into the ballot. There are 37 players on this year’s ballot, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, that doesn’t mean that there was only 37 players who were eligible for election. Some didn’t make that cut, but we’ll get to those guys later. Continue reading The 2013 Obligatory Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot Post
Since the announcement for the Baseball Hall Of Fame voting results takes place this coming Monday, I suppose I should get around to that “if I had a ballot, here’s how I’d vote” post that every baseball blogger has to put out, since the ultimate goal for a baseball writer is to actually have a vote that counts for the Hall of Fame. Well, #1 is probably “get paid for writing about baseball”, with “actual HoF vote” a close second.
So, let’s go over this ballot, first with the newcomers. This years newcomer class is a thin one – and I don’t suspect that many will be around next year when it’s time to vote again. In Part 2, we’ll address those that have already been on the ballot and wrap it all up. Continue reading Your 2012 “If I had a Baseball HOF ballot” post Part 1 – The Newbies