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Turns in BBWAA card in protest over 'roid cheats

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Wevurski, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Pete Wevurski

    Pete Wevurski Member

    Pardon the self-promotion aspect of this post, but one of our guys put his money where his mouth is. As any BBWAA cardholder can tell you, this is quite a statement:   


    Talk among yourselves ...
  2. A worthy sentiment, but the wrong form of protest. The way you express yourself is in not voting for McGwire, Bonds, Sosa, et al. I would worry about that vote going to somebody who would vote for a cheater.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That'll show 'em!
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I love the sentiment and feel the same way he does. But as Ralph Waldo pointed out, he could have had more of an impact by keeping his vote and trying to have a hand in making sure future enshrinees are decided in a just way.
  5. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member


    That was of the few posts to make me laugh out loud, great work.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Not really seeing the logic.
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    One of Dr. Z's many regular columns that should be required reading for any sports journalist is when he discusses the Hall of fame selections. I always enjoy knowing that, while there are only 30-something voters, they have the opportunity for people to present potential enshrinees and argue them in front of the group. I like that there's a forum where the ideal at least is a give-and-take and exchange of ideas that hopefully lead to the best decisions being made.

    Baseball's Hall of fame doesn't seem to have such a situation. Seems it would benefit from it.

    Unless the hundreds get together to discuss? I'm not a professional baseball writer, so I honestly don't know.

    Anyway, point is a single vote in a hall of fame situation wouldn't matter much. Nor would turning in his WAA card. Better if there were a better forum for an exchange of ideas and voices, away from prying eyes. There, such statements could be made.
  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    You guys are missing the point.

    It had nothing to do with "impact." It was a personal dilemma.

    Not every decision in life is about trying to change the world.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Dumbass of the highest order. HOF voting is just a small part of BBWAA membership. Plus, the HOF is just part of a private museum whose honorees include all sorts of scumbags beginning with Cap Anson. I think he just wants some attention.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That was about as specious a piece of reasoning as you'll find outside a presidential press secretary. If Dave had resigned AFTER a suspected steroid user had been elected by the BBWAA, he would have taken a principled if in my opinion wrongheaded position I could respect. But none have, yet. To say I can't vote anymore because who knows who's guilty or innocent of what I consider cheating is an abdication of responsibility, not an act of conscience.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm sure the sanctimonious dude has voted in a few greenie users.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

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