As Sean Forman tweeted…“All you need to know about HOF voting. Three people at GolfersWest.com have a ballot & Bill James, John Thorn & Vin Scully don’t.”
Kirby Arnold: Bagwell, Biggio, Martinez, McGriff, J. Morris, Piazza, Raines, Schilling, L. Smith, Trammell.
Jim Street: Biggio, J. Morris, Martinez, Raines, Schilling, L.Smith.
Bob Sherwin: Bagwell, Biggio, J. Morris, Martinez, Piazza
Editor’s Note: All three golferswest.com writers, Bob Sherwin, Jim Street and Kirby Arnold, covered baseball for various newspapers long enough to earn the right to vote for Baseball’s Hall of Fame. This year is especially controversial with all the first-year players from the ‘steroids’ appearing on the ballot. The HOF announcement will be next Wednesday. Below is Jim Street’s perspective on his vote:
In all the years I have voted for the Hall of Fame — 30 and counting — this was the most difficult of ‘em all.
I mean, how do you not vote for Barry Bonds, the all-time Major League home-run leader? How do you not put a check in the box to the left of Roger Clemens’ name? And to a lesser extent, how about Sammy Sosa, who hit 60- something home runs more than anyone else in the game’s proud history? Or Mike Piazza, the God-son of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda and one of the best catchers of all-time — if you believe in the numbers he accumulated during an impressive career behind and beside home plate.
But to all of them, it was: no, no, no and no!
Posted: January 04, 2013 at 12:36 PM | 25 comment(s)
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