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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tony La Russa once again defends Harold Baines’ election to Hall of Fame

In December, the Today’s Game Committee (formerly known as the Veterans Committee) elected OF/DH Harold Baines and reliever Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. Both players’ elections to the Hall of Fame caused some controversy, as many argued that while both players were quite good, neither was quite Hall of Fame material.

Tony La Russa, who was described by Baines as a close personal friend, went on MLB Network to discuss Baines’ election with Chris Russo. La Russa called arguments against Baines’ worthiness “weak-a**, superficial bulls—.”

La Russa is back at it. In an article he wrote (shared by ESPN’s Buster Olney) dated February 5, 2019, he once again put together a case defending Baines as well as pushing back on the idea that cronyism got Baines into the Hall of Fame.

The next time you deal with someone with a JD and delusions of grandeur, remind them that Tony La Russa managed to pass the Florida Bar.

QLE Posted: February 10, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 233 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, hall of very good, harold baines, tony la russa

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Harold Staub and Rusty Baines | Articles | Bill James Online

The Hall of Fame selection process undermines the credibility of the Hall.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 05, 2019 at 11:00 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, harold baines, rusty baines

Thursday, December 13, 2018

How Harold Baines’ induction could impact current and future Hall candidates – The Athletic

I generally don’t get worked up with Hall of Fame stuff because the whole process is an absolute mess. Listening to the justifications for voting for Baines, though, has been irritating. The worst, though, was when La Russa acted like his opinion is somehow incontrovertible.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 13, 2018 at 10:09 AM | 64 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, harold baines, pay site

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Smith, Baines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Smith, meh. Harold Baines? Really?

Jim Furtado Posted: December 09, 2018 at 08:34 PM | 554 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, harold baines, lee smith

 

 

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