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The 2013 Obligatory Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot Post

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

The Deal That Broke Frank Costanza’s Heart (and mine too)

The post below was an excerpt from a post I was writing that would act as my “submission” for the Hall of Nearly Great project. While I wasn’t actually asked to write for it, I thought Jay Buhner would be ideal for it, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to write it. The Hall of Nearly Great e-book came out this past summer and is great, even without me in it – click on the link to check it out.

As for this excerpt, it got a little long and didn’t flow the way I wanted the rest of my “submission” to go, but I liked it on its own and wanted to save it in some way before I edited the hell out of it. It sounds more like something you’d find in a biography than an essay. Hey – there isn’t a Bone biography yet, right? Someone call my agent! Better yet, someone get me an agent!

Oh, right – the post. Enjoy.

The Yankees were Jay Campbell Buhner’s second organization. Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates Continue reading The Deal That Broke Frank Costanza’s Heart (and mine too)

Your 2012 “If I had a Baseball HOF ballot” post Part 2 – The Rest

In part 1, we addressed the new crop of Hall of Fame candidates that popped onto the ballot this year. In Part 2, we’ll talk about those who are on the ballot already who haven’t made it yet, plus my picks. Continue reading Your 2012 “If I had a Baseball HOF ballot” post Part 2 – The Rest

The Return of Buhner.com

    I know, I know, I know. Where to begin? Well, first off, I’ve scrapped the idea of buhner.com being this whole “articles for the people” website. It’s my website, and I’ve learned that if it’s ever going to be updated on a regular basis, it’s going to be me writing the articles. I fell into the trap in the past of waiting on articles from other people, and when they didn’t come, I blew off doing anything for the site. I also let the site die down for several weeks because I went on vacation, and those weeks turned into a four month hiatus. No more.

    Buhner.com is going to be updated, if by anything, by writing at least something in this section every day, or at least as often as I can. Articles will be written by me, but if anyone reading this (do people actually read this?) has an article they’d like to write, feel free to send it in. I’ve got no problem with that. But I will not be looking for articles any more. The content, for the mostpart, is mine, and mine alone. This is nothing against those who have wrote for buhner.com in the past. This is just solely a new beginning.

    Of course, I wrote a new article to get me in the mood for updating the page. It’s called The Case For Mattingly, and it’s yet another one of my articles about baseball, this time regarding the Hall Of Fame and certain recent relevations regarding a recently inducted player. Check it out, and feedback is always welcome.