Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Odds against Bill King for Frick Award

“The Baseball Hall of Fame issued its latest list of candidates for the Ford Frick Award, which is a plaque that has a bunch of baseball broadcasters’ names on it, and two things stick out.

Bill King, the longtime Oakland A’s voice, is on the list of 41, which will eventually be whittled to three by that bane of our existence, internet voting.”

Ratto being Ratto once again.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: oakland

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Rob_Wood Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4234164)
Bill King ftw. One of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time.
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4234169)
Hasn't Bill King done well in the internet voting in the past? I thought that he and Tom Cheek had each been selected by the fans several times only to be rejected by the final committee.
   3. Monty Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4234180)
The internet? That thing's full of jerks!
   4. GregQ Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4234207)
I was never a fan of the A's, or any East Bay team but Bill King was worth tuning in to listen to even in basketball, a sport I dislike a great deal.
   5. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4234221)
Bill King is too ####### good for this award. Go ahead and give it to Jack Buck, baseball establishment, you know you're going to eventually anyway.
   6. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4234238)
Go ahead and give it to Jack Buck, baseball establishment, you know you're going to eventually anyway.


Good lord, I hope they already did.

   7. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4234257)
Good lord, I hope they already did.

D'oh! I meant, of course, his offspring.
   8. Lassus Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4234268)
Post #5, Shooty? NUMBER FIVE? Bill King is disappointed.
   9. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4234270)
Post #5, Shooty? NUMBER FIVE? Bill King is disappointed.

Like Buddha, Bill King is never disappointed, only interested.
   10. TerpNats Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4234274)
If John Sterling gets the honor before Bill King -- hell, if John Sterling ever wins the award at all -- I demand a congressional investigation.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
1k5v3L
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFormer MLB pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly held two mail thieves at gunpoint until police arrived
(297 - 12:28pm, Jun 21)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOTP 2018 June 18: How Life Imitates the Congressional Baseball Game
(1083 - 12:25pm, Jun 21)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

Gonfalon CubsClicking
(79 - 12:25pm, Jun 21)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Summer Potpourri (finals, draft, free agency, Colangelo dragging)
(1382 - 12:19pm, Jun 21)
Last: Fridas Boss

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-21-2018
(2 - 12:16pm, Jun 21)
Last: Crispix Attacksel Rios

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (World Cup)
(644 - 12:11pm, Jun 21)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogHow Major League Teams Are Using Bobbleheads to Skirt Tax Laws
(12 - 11:58am, Jun 21)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogSABR? OMNICHATTER hardly even knew'er! for June 21, 2018
(8 - 11:54am, Jun 21)
Last: Blastin

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-20-2018
(19 - 11:21am, Jun 21)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogBBTF ANNUAL CENTRAL PARK SOFTBALL GAME 2018
(121 - 11:03am, Jun 21)
Last: Stormy JE

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Astros voting thread
(28 - 10:48am, Jun 21)
Last: RickA.

NewsblogKelvin Herrera Trade Start of Something Big for Nationals
(47 - 10:25am, Jun 21)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Hall of MeritCannonball Dick Redding
(155 - 10:16am, Jun 21)
Last: DL from MN

Sox TherapyA Pleasant Trip So Far
(21 - 9:56am, Jun 21)
Last: karlmagnus

NewsblogSABR 48 – PITTSBURGH
(32 - 7:11am, Jun 21)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

Page rendered in 0.2351 seconds
46 querie(s) executed