Thursday, November 28, 2013


It should be just a discussion and/or exchange of opinions, but the Baseball Hall Of Fame election seems to hit nerves from everywhere - including here.
Buster Olney has written another article in which he claims that there are so many HOF-worthy candidates that he can't vote for all that he wants to because he's limited to ten. The reason, he says, is the logjam created by the 'alleged' PED users that a lot of voters won't vote for. Some of them should have already been voted in - according to Buster.

There are 36 eligible players on this years ballot. They are all good players, but 17 of them will probably never be elected because their careers really don't warrant it. Players like Richie Sexton, J.T. Snow or Eric Gagne. Buster says he won't be able to vote for 7 players he deems worthy of election.His standards must be a lot lower than mine, because there are only six I would vote for.
Here are the players that are creating Buster's logjam:
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Rafael Palmeiro
Mark McGwire
Sammy Sosa
Some players are marginal and not on my ballot, but I wouldn't be unhappy if they make it.
Edgar Martinez
Jeff Bagwell
Craig Biggio
Mike Piazza
Don Mattingly
Tom Glavine
Mike Mussina
Curt Schilling
Chad's Six
Lee Smith
Jack Morris
Frank Thomas
Greg Maddux
Jeff Kent
Tim Raines

Ryan Braun "apologized" yesterday, sounding like every athlete that got caught in a lie. He said he was 'sorry for some mistakes he had made,'  and that he 'wished he could go back and not make those mistakes.'
Finally, he said, 'It was time to move on.' He didn't say he lied, and  he didn't admit specifically that he used steroids. Right - "mistakes were made." Don't you just love third-person apologies?

So let's end on a high note: HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

"Mike Tyson now says he was high on drugs during several fights. I'm guessing he wasn't exactly sober when he signed that contract with Don King, either."  -- Brad Dickson
"Three NFL games tomorrow – Green Bay Detroit, Dallas Oakland, and Pittsburgh-Baltimore. With only two teams, Detroit and Dallas, over .500, barely, at 6-5. Talk about Thanksgiving turkeys."  -- Janice Hough
"The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders uniform reportedly hasn't been modified in 14 years. Hey, if it works, don't fix it."  -- RJ Currie

2012: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta suspended 50 games for PED use. 2013: Peralta signs four-year, $53 million deal with the Cardinals. Who says cheaters never prosper?"  -- Dwight Perry
"A note to those of you who don’t believe in Purgatory: try watching the last three minutes of an NBA game."  -- RJ Currie

"Thanksgiving is a traditional time for Americans to come together in the spirit of peace and fellowship to give thanks. And then, to turn on TV and watch a Detroit Lion pull some guy's leg off."  -- Brad Dickson
"The International Swimming Hall of Fame is leaving its longtime home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. I know this because on the flagpole outside the hall, Johnny Weismuller’s swim trunks were flying at half mast.”  -- Greg Cote
"Reliever Brian Wilson refused to shave off his beard to join the Yankees. Apparently that leaves his employment options pretty much left to the Red Sox, ZZ Top and Duck Dynasty."  -- Jim Barach


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