The BBWAA has stripped Dan LeBatard's voting privileges, because he gave his vote to deadspin.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
In all seriousness, this is just dumb. Lebatard's vote should have consequences, but he has successfully brought attention to the just how idiotic the voting process is from the BBWAA.
Things I find more interesting than Dan LeBatard.....
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
"4 minutes? That's ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting."
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
Make that a thing.
Caveat Emperor (01-09-2014)
I find it absolutely laughable that Lebatard allowing fan input to guide the selections on his ballot constitutes "abusing the privilege" but voting for 1 mediocre candidate while bragging about blackballing the entire of era of players to follow is totally kosher. What a joke of an organization. The HOF itself really needs to step in here.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
How much you wanna bet others have outsourced their ballots? If not this year, then in the past. That's what happens for everything people vote on, they have someone else do it cause they don't have the time or don't want to put forth the effort.Frankly, if more electors crowdsourced their ballots, they'd have a better HOF.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Wonderful Monds (01-09-2014)
You raise a good question, though, about why LeBatard has a vote in the first place. I think he may agree with you.
Rounding third and heading for home...