From: john smith on 6 Dec 2009 13:59
Blyleven, Parker, Dawson, Lee Smith and Trammell get my vote...They were
never first ballot HOFERS but HOFERS for sure!
Sorry Larkin is not a first ballot HOFER, if he gets in next year or
after that I have no problem with it... First ballot HOFERS are unique
and special players....
As far as "I don't want to talk about the past" roid boy Mac, I hope he
never gets in!!!!Pipedreams if he gets in this year..
As far as I am concerned their should be two tiers in the HOF
distinguishing the elite FIRST BALLOT HOFERS from the rest of
From: David Short on 7 Dec 2009 09:38
john smith wrote:
> Blyleven, Parker, Dawson, Lee Smith and Trammell get my vote...They were
> never first ballot HOFERS but HOFERS for sure!
> Sorry Larkin is not a first ballot HOFER, if he gets in next year or
> after that I have no problem with it... First ballot HOFERS are unique
> and special players....
> As far as "I don't want to talk about the past" roid boy Mac, I hope he
> never gets in!!!!Pipedreams if he gets in this year..
> As far as I am concerned their should be two tiers in the HOF
> distinguishing the elite FIRST BALLOT HOFERS from the rest of
I disagree. There is one level of recognition. You are in the hall of
fame, or you are not in the hall of fame.
FWIW the sportswriters seem to agree with you.
From: David Short on 7 Dec 2009 09:40
> On Dec 4, 9:20 pm, "David Short"
> Now are you talking about your HoF or THE HoF?
I was kind of strattling who I would vote for and who the writers would
> I thought you were the one with the pretty big HoF?
Yeah. In particular I think infielders are very poorly represented in
the HOF. I think guys like Larkin, Alomar and Trammell should be shoo-ins.
From: HTP on 7 Dec 2009 13:56
On Dec 4, 1:58 pm, HTP <tmbowma...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> yes, its that time of year again. Time to haggle over who deserves to
> be voted in to the HoF.
> Here are this years contenders:
> Roberto Alomar
> Kevin Appier
> Harold Baines
> Bert Blyleven
> Ellis Burks
> Andre Dawson
> Andres Galarraga
> Pat Hentgen
> Mike Jackson
> Eric Karros
> Ray Lankford
> Barry Larkin
> Edgar Martinez
> Don Mattingly
> Fred McGriff
> Mark McGwire
> Jack Morris
> Dale Murphy
> Dave Parker
> Tim Raines
> Shane Reynolds
> David Segui
> Lee Smith
> Alan Trammell
> Robin Ventura
> Todd Zeile
> You know the rules. Voters are allowed to select up to 10 names.
> Candidate need to be named on 75% of ballots.
> As many of you know, i am allowed each year to cast my votes. However,
> for some reasons which remain unclear to me, my votes arent actually
> counted by the tabulators. I'm still working on that.
> This year, i am voting for:
> 1. McGwire
> 2. Blyleven
> 3. Raines
> 4. Alomar
> 5. Parker
> 6. Lee Smith
> 7. Larkin
> 8. Dawson
> 9. Morris
> 10. Trammell
> with my preference being roughly in that order.
> I consider McGwire as the only no-brainer HoFer.
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Oh, i forgot to add my prediction on who will be voted in - nobody.
Also, I just got in a shipment of vintage jerseys. 1/2 off...
From: john smith on 7 Dec 2009 16:09
Blyleven finally gets in this year..