Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Greenies help you play at your peak. Steroids help you raise your peak. Separately I suspect their effects might come out even in the wash. Together, allowing a player to play consistently at a higher peak, that's where you get something really potent.
One thing that keeps percolating up, and that drives me crazy, is the whole business of first ballot HOFers. Maybe it's because I find etiquette to be pointless and tiresome in most situations, but the writers are having a hard enough time electing worthy candidates as it is. When you have them passing over guys they know they're going to vote for in the future, like Biggio, based on some nonsensical social order, then you wind up with overstuffed ballots and a HOF that's failing to keep up with the history it's supposed to enshrine.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Last edited by M2; 01-10-2013 at 04:21 PM.