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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Tangotiger: Most Perfect HOF ballots

Ranked from best to worst, compared to how the Straight Arrow readers evaluate the careers of all these players, using a point system I posted here, and using as the source material from leokitty.

Feel free to draw a line as to what is an acceptable ballot and what is not, with respect to the Straight Arrow readers’ view.  If you have a different view, create your own point system, and evaluate each ballot under that. [...]

100 Lynn Henning
100 Bob Klapisch
100 David Lennon
100 Jeff Passan
100 Larry Stone [...]

14 Dan Shuaghnessy [sic]
-2 Howard Bryant
-2 Murray Chass (w/FrankThomas)
-13 Juan Vene
-100 (whoever submits a blank ballot)

bobm Posted: January 01, 2014 at 10:04 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 01, 2014 at 10:57 AM (#4627585)
HUBRIS!
   2. Mickey Henry Mays Posted: January 01, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4627593)
HUBRIS!


Deja vu
   3. Publius Publicola Posted: January 01, 2014 at 11:19 AM (#4627601)
SUPERBIA!
   4. Morty Causa Posted: January 01, 2014 at 11:41 AM (#4627612)
If it is an unsigned blank ballot, do you get extra points?
   5. TR_Sullivan Posted: January 01, 2014 at 12:50 PM (#4627640)
I didn't know there would be a graded test on this.
   6. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: January 01, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4627729)
"Most perfect" is bad grammar. Something's either perfect or it isn't.

Na-na-na-na-NAH-na.
   7. EddieA Posted: January 01, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4627747)
That's a pretty useful link, as it links in turn to the ballots. Unfortunately, TR Sullivan's link is broken. The clowns at the bottom don't deserve to be linked to or responded to or thought of, though I admit to being a little curious how Juan Vene's train wreck came about.


   8. Mike Emeigh Posted: January 01, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4627761)
I didn't know there would be a graded test on this.


There's isn't. This is nothing more than a comparison of the ballots to the information here, which in turn is nothing more than a crowdsourced vote of visitors to Tango's Web site.

-- MWE
   9. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: January 01, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4627825)
#8
I too don't get the over the top response to Tango's posts about this. It's his visitors that put the thing together and I think stuff like this is kind of fun, maybe I'm just not aggro enough to be a true blue primer poster...
   10. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: January 01, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4627840)
I don't mean to sound sarcastic, but what on earth is Straight Arrow? A comic book ripoff of Green Arrow?
   11. PreservedFish Posted: January 01, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4627850)
"Most perfect" is bad grammar. Something's either perfect or it isn't.


I don't think it's a grammar issue. I think you call that a "usage" issue.
   12. bobm Posted: January 01, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4627859)
[7] http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/m/hof/the_juan_vene_hof_ballot

http://juanvene.com/?p=59
   13. D'Hangelo's Black Messiah Posted: January 01, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4627871)
My most perfect ballot:

1. Harvey Haddix;
2. Pedro Martinez; and
3. Mark Buehrle.
   14. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 01, 2014 at 07:06 PM (#4627888)
My most perfect ballot:

1. Harvey Haddix;
2. Pedro Martinez; and
3. Mark Buehrle.


Those stiffs couldn't carry Charlie Robertson's jock strap. He was the most most perfect of them all.
   15. Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch) Posted: January 01, 2014 at 08:05 PM (#4627904)
"Most perfect" is bad grammar. Something's either perfect or it isn't.


So you'd argue that the preamble to the Constitution is badly worded?
   16. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 01, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4627944)
Re Juan Vene - apparently I am a huge racist because I remembered his ballot from last year and when I saw the following posted in the Gizmo thread:

Jose de Jesus Ortiz ballot:
Bagwell, Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Glavine, Kent, Maddux, Mussina, Piazza, Schilling


I thought to myself, holy crap, that insane Spanish-speaking guy with the appalling ballot last year has seen the light! Wonder how that happened.
   17. Publius Publicola Posted: January 01, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4627964)
Constitution preamble correction:

we the people of the Uniter States, in order to form a better union...

Nah.

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