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Thursday, January 03, 2013

2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame election results to air live on January 9

The world is a stage, but the play is barely cast.

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MLB Network to Air Special 2013 Hall of Fame Roundtable Show on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET

The results of the 2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be announced live exclusively on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com on Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET as part of a two-hour announcement show beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. Featuring National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, coverage will include interviews with electees and be anchored by Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny and Heidi Watney with MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Al Leiter, Harold Reynolds, Hall of Fame award-winning baseball writer Peter Gammons, and Hall of Fame voters Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci. Hall of Fame coverage and reaction will continue on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk and MLB Tonight starting live at 5:00 p.m. ET.

MLB Network will air a special Hall of Fame Roundtable show on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET, featuring Costas, Leiter, Reynolds, Verducci, Sports on Earth senior columnist Joe Posnanski and SiriusXM sports radio host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo discussing the highly-debated 2013 ballot. 

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) 2013 Hall of Fame ballot features 37 candidates with 13 holdovers from previous elections, including Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris, Tim Raines and Lee Smith, and 24 newcomers, including Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling and Sammy Sosa.

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   1. eddieot Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:16 AM (#4337834)
MLB Network will air a special Hall of Fame Roundtable show on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET, featuring Costas, Leiter, Reynolds, Verducci, Sports on Earth senior columnist Joe Posnanski and SiriusXM sports radio host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo discussing the highly-debated 2013 ballot.

How the hell did Russo crack that team? Ugh.
   2. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4337838)
coverage will include interviews with electees


I hope they have a medium on call.
   3. flournoy Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4337845)
I'm betting that this means at least one man will be inducted. They haven't announced the results yet, but the voting has concluded, and presumably the people scheduling this know the results of the election. I doubt they would schedule this if nobody had been elected.
   4. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4337850)
I'm betting that this means at least one man will be inducted. They haven't announced the results yet, but the voting has concluded, and presumably the people scheduling this know the results of the election. I doubt they would schedule this if nobody had been elected.

Maybe they've informally told Bonds he's been elected even though he's not), and this is all a ruse in order to get him to pick up the phone when they call. Just so Bob Costas can tell him he thinks he's a monster on television.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:30 AM (#4337852)
I think they should make it a live vote like a political convention.

Have each orgnaization announce its votes live (ESPN casts 7 votes for Biggio, 4 votes for Morris,...) while tallying them on a big board.
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4337859)
I hope they're digging up plenty of highlights of Deacon White...
   7. AROM Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4337868)
I think they should make it a live vote like a political convention.

Have each orgnaization announce its votes live (ESPN casts 7 votes for Biggio, 4 votes for Morris,...) while tallying them on a big board.


That would be really cool if they can get Karl Rove on as a Jack Morris strategist.
   8. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4337870)
I hope they do a countdown of the results of everybody on the ballot, Casey Kasem style. "This one goes out to Sgt. Roger Quinn, currently serving his country in Norway. Larry Bowa says he misses you and can't wait to see you again. At #36, with zero votes, it's Jose Mesa."
   9. DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:52 AM (#4337883)
We tried to do the same thing for Hall of Merit results but we could only get Russo so we scrapped it.
   10. Depressoteric Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:02 PM (#4337893)
It's gonna be so awesome when they open the envelope to announce the 2012 inductees and find it blank. On live TV. It'll be the modern version of Geraldo and Capone's vault.
   11. BDC Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:03 PM (#4337894)
a live vote like a political convention

Or perhaps like election night. "With 19% of the precincts reporting, Jack Morris is still too close to call."
   12. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:13 PM (#4337904)
If the show is suddenly cancelled on the 8th, we'll know why.
   13. DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM (#4337909)
two-hour announcement show


Two hours on Deacon White, Jacob Ruppert and the umpire would be fine with me but I doubt that I'm the target audience for this.
   14. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:21 PM (#4337915)
I'm betting that this means at least one man will be inducted. They haven't announced the results yet, but the voting has concluded, and presumably the people scheduling this know the results of the election. I doubt they would schedule this if nobody had been elected.


I hope you aren't right.
If there is only one player elected, I suspect it will be Jack Morris, and then he'll have the narrative of "The Last Clean HOF" or some stupid #### like that.
His supporters will point out how he got elected while Bonds/Clemens/Sosa/Piazza/Bagwell did not.

My hope is that the organizing group for this are really so clueless they don't see a ZERO elected option.
   15. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:33 PM (#4337919)
It would be awesome if they did a little montage of all the guys who didn't make the 5% cut off.
   16. Bug Selig Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4337925)
It would be awesome if they did a little montage of all the guys who didn't make the 5% cut off.


With the insipid "Had a bad day" American Idol song. And nutshots.
   17. The District Attorney Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4337948)
I shouldn't do this, but I have a question about Mad Dog. Is he pro-Bonds for HOF?
   18. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 01:04 PM (#4337955)
If there is only one player elected, I suspect it will be Jack Morris

I think Biggio goes in.
   19. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: January 03, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4338030)
With the insipid "Had a bad day" American Idol song. And nutshots.


This made my day.
   20. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 03, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4338049)
I think they should make it a live vote like a political convention.

Have each orgnaization announce its votes live (ESPN casts 7 votes for Biggio, 4 votes for Morris,...) while tallying them on a big board.


I'd like that, but at the very least I'd require each voter to post both his choices and his reasoning online onto a central database website. I'm surprised nobody's suggested this already.
   21. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4338051)
This thread is hilarious.

#2 particularly.
   22. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 03, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4338071)
I'm betting that this means at least one man will be inducted. They haven't announced the results yet, but the voting has concluded, and presumably the people scheduling this know the results of the election. I doubt they would schedule this if nobody had been elected.

You'd sure think that they wouldn't, since they'll look like absolute idiots if they come up with a blank.
   23. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4338078)
Sports on Earth senior columnist Joe Posnanski and SiriusXM sports radio host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo


Boy talk about polar opposites. Its like Gisele Bundchen is sitting next to Madeline Albright.
   24. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: January 03, 2013 at 03:46 PM (#4338134)
   25. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: January 03, 2013 at 03:48 PM (#4338137)
I wouldn't read anything into this. They had something similar last year, if not earlier. Why voluntarily give up the viewers & web traffic?
   26. Bob Tufts Posted: January 03, 2013 at 04:22 PM (#4338183)
If no one player gets in, does Gammons fill the time by start throwing around song titles like "The Lie and How We Told It" by Yo Lo Tengo?

Will MLB.com dare to do phone interviews with Michael Otis, the President of the Chamber of Commerce in Cooperstown or Vice President Ken Meifert (the senior director of development for the HOF) for their reaction?
   27. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 04:27 PM (#4338188)
If no one player gets in, does Gammons fill the time by start throwing around song titles like "The Lie and How We Told It" by Yo Lo Tengo?

Will MLB.com dare to do phone interviews with Michael Otis, the President of the Chamber of Commerce in Cooperstown or Vice President Ken Meifert (the senior director of development for the HOF) for their reaction?


They should just say Biggio got in, even if he barely misses. He's going in eventually given his debut. Might as well be now.
   28. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: January 03, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4338218)
a live vote like a political convention

Or perhaps like election night. "With 19% of the precincts reporting, Jack Morris is still too close to call."


This would be the most awesome thing ever.
   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 05:51 PM (#4338303)
I want to see John King in front of an unnecessarily too large and too graphic touchscreen board, breaking down Jack Morris' stats and mustache by Ohio counties.
   30. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: January 03, 2013 at 06:09 PM (#4338324)
24 is awesome
   31. Walt Davis Posted: January 03, 2013 at 06:13 PM (#4338334)
And do it like the Heisman and fly in the top 7 candidates ... then have them all sit there when none of them get elected.

   32. cardsfanboy Posted: January 03, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4338342)
I'm betting that this means at least one man will be inducted. They haven't announced the results yet, but the voting has concluded, and presumably the people scheduling this know the results of the election. I doubt they would schedule this if nobody had been elected.


I've always said that if no one is actually elected, that the hof will "fudge" the numbers to ensure the top vote getter is in. I wouldn't be surprised to see Biggio or Morris finish at 76.1% or something like that.
   33. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 03, 2013 at 06:20 PM (#4338348)
I wouldn't be surprised to see Biggio or Morris finish at 76.1% or something like that.


They'll actually hang all sportswriters named Chad.
   34. McCoy Posted: January 03, 2013 at 06:46 PM (#4338370)
If all it is is an announcement of Morris' election it's going to be a total bust. Nobody but about 300 old farts banging away on a Tandy gives two cents about Jack Morris. Gonna be a horrible induction weekend.
   35. Adam B. Posted: January 03, 2013 at 07:35 PM (#4338404)
A two-hour program containing at most one minute's worth of information.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: January 03, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4338420)
A two-hour program containing at most one minute's worth of information.


No one asked for a critique of Fox News.

   37. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 03, 2013 at 08:05 PM (#4338425)
Nobody but about 300 old farts banging away on a Tandy gives two cents about Jack Morris.

I won't be the one to tell them Jessica died in 1994.
   38. MelOtt4 Posted: January 03, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4338434)
I've always said that if no one is actually elected, that the hof will "fudge" the numbers to ensure the top vote getter is in. I wouldn't be surprised to see Biggio or Morris finish at 76.1% or something like that.


The HOF collecting gizmo would indicate it would take a lot of fudge to get Jack Morris into the HOF this year.

   39. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: January 03, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4338439)
Preview of the announcement.

Holy crap. Before I clicked on the link, this clip is exactly what came to mind.
   40. kthejoker Posted: January 03, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4338469)
Ernst & Young is the auditing firm in charge of tabulating HOF Ballots. Pretty sure there's not going to be any "fudging" going on.
   41. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 03, 2013 at 09:33 PM (#4338480)
Ernsty is the best policy.
   42. DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:14 PM (#4338560)
If someone gave me enough fudge I might consider voting for Jack Morris
   43. Bob Tufts Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:26 PM (#4338565)
Ernst and Young were the auditors for Lehman Brothers and are still involved in litigation regarding their role in the firm's collapse.

So I have more faith in Carnac the Magnificient and the envelopes kept hermetically sealed in a # 2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch since noon today than E&Y and the envelopes they may hold for the HOF.

   44. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 04, 2013 at 12:00 AM (#4338607)
CARNAC: "Backne."
ED: "Backne!"
CARNAC: "That is what Carnac just said. Backne."
(tears edge off envelope, blows into it)
CARNAC: "What two body parts were touching each other in the 1990s while the BBWAA had its head up its ass? Backne."
ED: "HAR! HAR! HAR!"
AUDIENCE: "Booooo!"
CARNAC: "May your only daughter come home smelling of Icy Hot and the cream."
AUDIENCE: (cheers)
   45. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 04, 2013 at 12:19 AM (#4338620)
I can only assume this is a some nefarious scheme to make LeDecision seem reasonable and self-aware.

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