Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

  1. #1
    Ex-Tree
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Evansville
    Posts
    246

    HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sports...?event_id=2593

    Checklist at ESPN.com. Voted for Dawson, Gwynn, Morris, and Ripken. Who ya got?
    Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Puffy's Daddy Red Leader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Centerville, OH
    Posts
    20,422

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Ripken, Gwynn, Dawson, Blyleven, Morris.
    'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
    -Snoop on his retirement

    Your Mom is happy.

  4. #3
    The rest is drama. marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    In the woods, with a shovel
    Posts
    5,119

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Gossage, Gwynn, Ripkin & Bichette.

    Except for Bichette.

    I could've voted for a couple more, but I'm in a bad mood.

  5. #4
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,913

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Voted Blyleven, Dawson, Gossage, Gwynn, McGwire, Ripken, Smith, and Trammell.

    I almost wanted to vote for Albert Belle. If his hip hadn't fallen apart, we'd be talking about him as one of the greatest hitters of this generation. Of course, I have to wonder if steroids played a role both in his success and his decline, but that's another can of worms. That Puckett got in easily and Belle won't even sniff staying on the ballot bugs me. Character should count, but not for that much.

    I think Trammell is going to be the most overlooked candidate. By almost any measurement, he's one of the top 10-15 best shortstops of all-time.
    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.

  6. #5
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,914

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Ripkin and Gwynn
    Most Vottomatic Player

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    642

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Ripken and Gwynn , unless the voters want to continue to dilute it.

  8. #7
    Member BigREDSfaninKY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Lebanon KY
    Posts
    152

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    I voted Ripken, Concepcion, Gwynn, Gossage and Blyleven.

  9. #8
    Hisssssssss Yachtzee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Land of the Lost
    Posts
    7,249

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Blyleven. How is he not it yet? Bruce Freakin Sutter got in last year. He is #5 all-time in strikeouts and had one of the sweetest curve balls in the game! People look poorly on him because of his win-loss record, a team-dependent stat. It's like not voting for the #5 all-time home run hitter because he didn't get enough RBI. In my opinion, the others can wait until he gets in.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

  10. #9
    The rest is drama. marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    In the woods, with a shovel
    Posts
    5,119

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    I usually put Rik Aalbert on my list, but skipped him this time because I've been thinking less of the cumulative stat guys ever since Palmeiro joined the 500-HR club. Even before the steroid stuff, I couldn't think of him as a hall of famer.

    Admittedly, Blyleven's more deserving. I should have put him in, but I'm having a bad day.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    WEST CARROLLTON OHIO
    Posts
    1,273

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Ripken Gwynn E. Davis Concepcion Parker

  12. #11
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,564

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    I didn't vote for either, but it slays me that Scott Brosius and Eric Davis are tied with 3.8% of the vote.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  13. #12
    Pagan/Asatru Ravenlord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Williamsburg, OH and the wilds.
    Posts
    8,994

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I didn't vote for either, but it slays me that Scott Brosius and Eric Davis are tied with 3.8% of the vote.
    there's something horribly wrong with that. Davis was far, far superior to Borsious...he'd be a first balloter if he had a bit of body fat....
    the store for all your blade, costuming (in any regard), leather (also in any regard), and steel craft needs.www.facebook.com/tdhshop


    yes, this really is how we make our living.

  14. #13
    Baseball card addict MrCinatit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Piqua
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    I probably voted for way too many people, but I figure the final results eventually calculate mine out. There are just too many I have a soft spot for.
    Gwynn, Ripken, The Goose, Smith, Blyleven, T.J., and Concepcion.

  15. #14
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    3,868

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Blyleven. How is he not it yet? Bruce Freakin Sutter got in last year. He is #5 all-time in strikeouts and had one of the sweetest curve balls in the game! People look poorly on him because of his win-loss record, a team-dependent stat. It's like not voting for the #5 all-time home run hitter because he didn't get enough RBI. In my opinion, the others can wait until he gets in.
    Exactly how I feel. Not only does he have the numbers (except the dreaded W/L record playing on some horrible teams) but the best hitters of his day spoke in awe of the man's curveball.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  16. #15
    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,728

    Re: HOF Ballots Due Dec. 31--Who Gets In?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Exactly how I feel. Not only does he have the numbers (except the dreaded W/L record playing on some horrible teams) but the best hitters of his day spoke in awe of the man's curveball.
    I'm pretty stingy as to who I believe belongs in but I think Blyleven definitely belongs in. He never was a dominant pitcher but his over all career numbers put him up there with the best. I think that had he played in a large market instead of small markets like Minnesota, Cleveland and Pittsburgh he would have been in a long time ago. Just look at Don Sutton, had Sutton not played in LA all those years I doubt if he would be in now.

    Any way my picks were Ripken, Gwynn, Blyleven.
    Last edited by George Anderson; 12-27-2006 at 10:06 AM.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25