What the hell do sportswriters know anyway? I've read enough sports blogs from hard core fans to know we know just as much as they do, and we don't have a statistician.
The Baseball Hall of Fame recently elected Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn. Sure, both deserving, but I don't give a shit about these guys, although I would vote them in for the love of the game.
A few writers even sent thier ballot back empty. Fuck those guys and dolls! Voting is an honor, not a right, and I say we take that right away from them. You Must vote people!
Vote yes or no and be done with it already. I am sick of that 75 percent. Let players be nominated as many times as it takes. I say don't let sportswriters vote anymore. What the fuck do they know? Example: If I had a vote, no Met or Cardinal would ever enter the hall again, and we'd see guys like Jody Davis, Ivan Dejesus, Bill Buckner, and ANDRE FUCKING DAWSON! His stats are fine.
Why does it have to be only stats? What about the lore? The myths? The intimidation factor. All of the players nominated have comparable stats. Why would they get nominated if they didn't?
Goose Gossage should be in. Great numbers, but besides that he was ferocious. He was one of the guys I started watching when I was very young. He helped me to love the game and to be frightened at the same time. He was a monster. He fucked up Ron Cey and I'll never forget that. Animal!
Lee Fucking Smith! He should be there right along side The Goose. I would hardly be able to look at him he was so scary, except for the fact he was a Cubby!
Mark McGwire is simply being picked on.
Jim Rice has been nominated before and I think writers don't vote for him because he was never media friendly. Go check out his stats.
Harold Baines was the only reason besides Greg Luzinski that I loved the White Sox. He was pretty good too, and durable, playing for a long time.
Burt Blyleven. Uhhh, sure, vote him in. Champion.
Andre Fuckin' Dawson! Yes or no already? Quit jerking this guy around. Oh yeah, I'm a Cubs fan alright, but I knew what he was doing in Montreal back in the day. He's better than a few of those outfielders in the hall.