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2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I really don't understand the need for "in-person" meeting for the old-timers - unless those voting/deciding are Zoom-incapable.
  2. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Ballot is out. It is smaller than usual, just 25 names:

    Bobby Abreu
    Barry Bonds
    Mark Buehrle
    A.J. Burnett
    Roger Clemens
    Michael Cuddyer
    Dan Haren
    LaTroy Hawkins
    Todd Helton
    Tim Hudson
    Torii Hunter
    Andruw Jones
    Jeff Kent
    Andy Pettitte
    Aramis Ramírez
    Manny Ramirez
    Scott Rolen
    Curt Schilling
    Gary Sheffield
    Sammy Sosa
    Nick Swisher
    Shane Victorino
    Omar Vizquel
    Billy Wagner
    Barry Zito
  3. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Who the hell is Steven Marcus? I mean, besides an idiot.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A lot HOFers when it comes to having problems/being a-holes with the media on that list,
  6. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    He wrote this two years ago:

  7. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    In no way do I think he's a HoFer but Bobby Abreu was a heck of a good player.
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  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If you have a slash line that has the following over a long career, you’re HOF .3xx/.4xx/.5xx. Period. End of story. Add 12 time All Star. WS MVP. 9 Silver Slugger. Don’t vote for him means you don’t know much about baseball. And you probably got your job on your knees

    it’s time to end the charade. Bonds McGwire Clemens are all HOF.

    under the Harold Baines rule it’s time to let in the Hall of Very Good or make a clear stand that it was close to an abomination and set the bar even higher.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
  9. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Google says the guy is a former baseball writer for Newsday-LI. How does a former baseball writer still get to vote? Or not vote, in this case?
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He had eight seasons of 100+ walks, and another of 94, a .395 OBP and an .870 OPS, with almost 300 homers and exactly 400 stolen bases. I'd agree, a very, very good player who was undervalued by most fans of his era.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
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  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There's easily 10 HOFers on that ballot. When you keep letting people like that vote, all you are doing is making the Hall itself less meaningful.
    3_Octave_Fart likes this.
  12. rubenmateo

    rubenmateo New Member

    After Schilling (if anybody) this year and David Ortiz in 2022, who else gets in over these next three years? I can see Wagner getting a bump if voters also like K-Rod as the most electable newcomer in 2023, but not enough for either to get in yet. Will the closers then be hurt by sure-fire guys joining the ballot in 2024 (Beltre) and 2025 (Ichiro)?
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