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 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)
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