Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
Also for the football HOF if you have played in and won Super Bowls you have a far better chance of being voted in if are in any way marginal. Of course, that doesn't explain Wherli. I think there is much more prejiduce in voting in the football HOF. If you are on the outs with any of the voters or they just didn't like you for some reason you aren't getting in.
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Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
It's also not the same electorate that are voting on these guys. The guys that elected Mays aren't all the same guys who elected Aaron or Seaver or whomever. Old guys retire or die and new guys take their place or the electorate decreases or it increases if no one retires or dies.
And yet nine voters chose to ignore Henry Aaron. Historically, of course, it wasn't surprising. Three years ago 23 voters chose to ignore Willie Mays; in 1966 there were 20 who ignored Ted Williams; in 1969 there were 23 who ignored Stan Musial; in 1955 there were 28 who ignored Joe DiMaggio. In this year's election there were 45 who ignored Frank Robinson, too. With 312 votes necessary for election, he received 370 votes, a landslide by Hall of Fame standards.
Jack Lang, a baseball writer for The New York Daily News and the secretarytreasurer of the B.B.W.A.A., would not divulge the names of the nine brethren in keeping with the tradition of a secret ballot. But he did describe some of the ballots, each of which permits a voter to select as many as 10 of the 42 candidates.
"One ballot was from a Latin-American writer who voted only for Luis Aparicio," Jack Lang said. "Another was from a writer in a Midwestern city who voted only for Juan Marichal."
One or two ballots omitting Henry Aaron would be understandable. Perhaps a member of the brethren was weary. Or hungover. Or in a hurry. Understandable, but not excusable. But nine votes? Never.
As for the NFL HOF and Ken Stabler, Stabler's candidacy has been hurt by an incident in the late 1970s when drugs were planted in a writer's car while he was in Alabama to interview Stabler. Stabler denied any involvement and nothing was ever proved against him, but some writers, including SI's Paul Zimmerman, lead a vendetta against Stabler and were able to blackball him from Canton.
It is also ridiculous that Dan Fouts is in the HOF while Stabler and Ken Anderson are not, and that Jerry Kramer was on the all time NFL team but not in the HOF.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Yes I do remember that very well. I had the SPORT magazine article about it...... and also how Stabler said Al davis wanted to bury the hatchet after a lackluster 1978 season where Fred Biletnikoff was pushed to the side because they said he lost speed...that Kenny said he never had, John Madden had ulcers...all because of Al Davis, who Stabler said he would love to bury the hatchet with, right between his shoulder blades.
That was a direct quote.
I do remember a San Diego writer who disliked Ken Anderson because he was "Not very nice and forthcoming with me" and held it against him since 1981! Forget his name but he was the head beat writer of the San Diego Tribune.
No Braves cap for Maddux on his plaque?
Kinda surprised to see that.