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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Craig Biggio had a .281 lifetime BA and a .796 OPS. He was an outstanding player for many years, but I don't see him as a clear Hall of Famer.
    How do you feel about Barry Larkin?

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    The BBWAA has stripped Dan LeBatard's voting privileges, because he gave his vote to deadspin.
    Hugs, smiling, and interactive Twitter accounts, don't mean winning baseball. Until this community understands that we are cursed to relive the madness.

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The BBWAA has stripped Dan LeBatard's voting privileges, because he gave his vote to deadspin.

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    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.

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Things I find more interesting than Dan LeBatard.....


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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    "4 minutes? That's ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting."
    Why not Tromp?

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    "4 minutes? That's ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting."
    Long live the 8th.
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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    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.

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    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.
    Kind of tells us the problem sits inside the HOF board as much as anywhere else.

    Frankly, if more electors crowdsourced their ballots, they'd have a better HOF.
    Why not Tromp?

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Kind of tells us the problem sits inside the HOF board as much as anywhere else.
    That's where the buck stops. Not Bud, not anyone else. Hopefully what LeBatard did will be a wakeup call for them to rejigger things.

    Frankly, if more electors crowdsourced their ballots, they'd have a better HOF.
    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.
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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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.
    To a degree every ballot is crowdsourced. If you talked to other people and listened to a variety of opinions, then it's pretty much a low level version of giving it to Deadspin.
    Why not Tromp?

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The BBWAA has stripped Dan LeBatard's voting privileges, because he gave his vote to deadspin.
    "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."

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    This was stupid by LaBastard. Like you said there was better ways to protest. I've never liked him because he comes off as very smarmy. Basically a know it all. The HOF should revoke his voting privilidges. I have no idea how he got a vote anyway. He doesn't cover baseball per se. He's a sports in general type. Just another bad thing about the voting.
    I don't think it was stupid. It was his conscious, which is fine by me. I don't think I would have given it to Deadspin if it were my decision, but that's a minor detail to me in the discussion.

    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...

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    Re: Dan Lebatard's HOF vote

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    To a degree every ballot is crowdsourced. If you talked to other people and listened to a variety of opinions, then it's pretty much a low level version of giving it to Deadspin.
    Isn't this just human communication?


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