The complete, partial, full, something-or-another, eyeball tested, Phil Rogers HOF ballot.
The Hall of Fame ballot is out today, and the list of great players on it is so long that I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do with mine when it arrives in the brown envelope from Cooperstown, N.Y.
I could frame it. I could return it. I could throw it in the trash can and walk away defeated, as I once did with a Rubik’s Cube.
...I voted for seven players last year, including Barry Larkin and Bert Blyleven, who got in. I will probably vote again for Morris, Raines, Bagwell, Trammell and Walker. I’ll re-examine my non-vote on Smith (he got 50.6 percent of the vote last year), and then weigh the new candidates. I’m most likely to vote for Clemens, Biggio, Schilling and Piazza.
Even throwing out Palmeiro, McGwire, Bonds and Sosa, it will be tough to narrow my list of deserving candidates to 10. Imagine how tough it will be this time next year, when Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina head the list of first-timers.
Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:04 PM | 111 comment(s)
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