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2013 Hall of Fame voting

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2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby bukie » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:35 pm

Bunch of big names on the ballots this year, which have just gone out to voters.

TRIVIA: Name the five players all-time who stole more than 800 bases. (Hint: four of them are currently in the Hall of Fame)

EDIT: Here's the ballot for this year: http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/hof_2013.shtml
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby shnsajax » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:00 pm

People in Houston are in a [expletive] about Biggio maybe not being a 1st ballot HOF. Personally I don't think he is. It's fun to [expletive] with them though.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby yanrslatr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:05 pm

Tim Raines and Alan Trammell make me angry every year and this will be no different.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby mul21 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:26 am

I got 4 of the top 6. Missed #3 and #5.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby rocket » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:06 pm

So let's all pretend we're BBWAA members and share our ballots

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Piazza
Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire
Craig Biggio
Jeff Bagwell
Larry Walker
Edgar Martinez
Tim Raines

If it wasn't such a stacked ballot, I'd throw a vote Todd Walker's way just for being hot and awesome
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby bukie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:48 pm

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Piazza
Sammy Sosa
Craig Biggio
Jeff Bagwell
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell
Edgar Martinez
Dale Murphy
Mark McGwire
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:02 pm

I hope Todd Walker and Aaron Sele get their dues.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:02 pm

Bonds
Clemens
Biggio
Piazza
Bagwell
Raines
Trammel
Sosa
Lofton
Mcgwire

It's too bad there aren't 30 spots so I could chose more people who aren't jack Morris
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:43 am

My ballot.

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Piazza
Jeff Bagwell
Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire
Tim Raines
Rafael Palmeiro
Craig Biggio
Larry Walker

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:40 pm

Damn, good shot nobody gets in.

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So dumb.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:51 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:Damn, good shot nobody gets in.

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So dumb.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:00 pm

So [expletive] dumb.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby sneakypower » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:35 pm

who's the L. Smith getting 38.6% of the votes?
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby bd811 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:47 pm

sneakypower wrote:who's the L. Smith getting 38.6% of the votes?


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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby wekse » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:39 am

haha, the baseball writers are such sacks of [expletive]...this is ridiculous.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:48 pm

OMC, has there been such a strong HOF pool ever before?
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:OMC, has there been such a strong HOF pool ever before?


There were like 36 eventual HOFers on the '62 ballot, but a lot of those guys probably don't belong.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby bcl412 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:11 am

It's pretty hard for me to care about the Hall of Fame at this point. It would still be fun to see the museum but as far as caring about the honor, yeah, I don't really do that anymore.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby treebird » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:13 am

bcl412 wrote:It's pretty hard for me to care about the Hall of Fame at this point. It would still be fun to see the museum but as far as caring about the honor, yeah, I don't really do that anymore.


agreed. at this point, i only care to the extent that i imagine the players would like to get in and are sad that they are being arbitrarily disallowed.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:24 am

bcl412 wrote:It's pretty hard for me to care about the Hall of Fame at this point. It would still be fun to see the museum but as far as caring about the honor, yeah, I don't really do that anymore.



Yeah, same here. Getting worked up over a player's inclusion/exclusion just empowers the dopey writers anyway, and at its most basic level it's just a museum, like you mention.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:18 am

I more root against people from getting in than hope for guys to get in. With every ballot update I see at BTF, the first thing I look for is how Jack Morris's totals have changed.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby The Logan » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm a little shocked Piazza isn't receiving more votes. Figured he'd be a shoo-in given his offensive accomplishments at that position.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby OleMissCub » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:19 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:OMC, has there been such a strong HOF pool ever before?


Hard to imagine. This pool is absurd.
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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby BigbadB » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 am

The only person I ever passionately cared about entering the HOF was Santo, and that they waited to enshrine him posthumously will always make the HOF a joke in my mind.

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Re: 2013 Hall of Fame voting

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:08 am

F this guy.

Howard Bryant of ESPN wrote:As it turned out, I sent my 2013 Hall of Fame ballot in blank. This wasn’t science. It wasn’t a clever attack in the three-front culture war among the players, the SABR s and the BBWAAs. It wasn’t a protest, either. It was just one voter’s inability to reach a comfortable verdict on a colossal mess that for years no one wanted to take responsibility for and that isn’t going to get any less complicated as time goes on.


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