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  • Roberto Alomar

    63 80.77%
  • Harold Baines

    4 5.13%
  • Bert Blyleven

    59 75.64%
  • Andre Dawson

    33 42.31%
  • Barry Larkin

    76 97.44%
  • Edgar Martinez

    25 32.05%
  • Don Mattingly

    7 8.97%
  • Fred McGriff

    16 20.51%
  • Mark McGwire

    25 32.05%
  • Jack Morris

    18 23.08%
  • Dale Murphy

    18 23.08%
  • Dave Parker

    15 19.23%
  • Tim Raines

    37 47.44%
  • Lee Smith

    27 34.62%
  • Alan Trammell

    28 35.90%
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Thread: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Can someone add a poll so that we can vote?

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Even after all these years, when I think of Roberto Alomar, I think of him spitting in the umpire's face.
    Yet he was great player, just not one that leaped out at you day after day unless you saw him often, especially since he bookended his career in the NL and became the stud he was in the AL.

    BTW Babe Ruth spit in an umps face once too.

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    [QUOTE=BTW Babe Ruth spit in an umps face once too.[/QUOTE]

    I did not know that. The bad thing is that I saw Alomar do it, I saw Romanowski do it, and I will never respect those guys again. I can't even fathom a scenario where it would come to my mind to do something like that...Alomar is still a HOF'er though...

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I think so. How do you want to do it?
    Well these are all of the candidates:

    Andre Dawson
    Bert Blyleven
    Lee Smith
    Jack Morris
    Tim Raines
    Mark McGwire
    Alan Trammell
    Dave Parker
    Don Mattingly
    Dale Murphy
    Harold Baines

    New Candidates
    Roberto Alomar
    Kevin Appier
    Ellis Burks
    Andres Galarraga
    Pat Hentgen
    Mike Jackson
    Eric Karros
    Ray Lankford
    Barry Larkin
    Edgar Martinez
    Fred McGriff
    Shane Reynolds
    David Segui
    Robin Ventura
    Todd Zeile

    I thought it might be a little crazy to make a poll with ALL of them included. Maybe reduce it to the holdovers and the new candidates most likely to at least earn enough votes to stay another year.

    Andre Dawson
    Bert Blyleven
    Lee Smith
    Jack Morris
    Tim Raines
    Mark McGwire
    Alan Trammell
    Dave Parker
    Don Mattingly
    Dale Murphy
    Harold Baines

    New Candidates
    Roberto Alomar
    Barry Larkin
    Edgar Martinez
    Fred McGriff
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    I did not know that. The bad thing is that I saw Alomar do it, I saw Romanowski do it, and I will never respect those guys again. I can't even fathom a scenario where it would come to my mind to do something like that...Alomar is still a HOF'er though...
    1917, Babe punched an umpire, 1922 ejected for throwing dirt on an umpire.

    But umps were tough then too:

    Umpire George Moriarty vs. the White Sox (May 30, 1932)

    After the White Sox lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Indians in Cleveland, some of Chicago's players accused ump George Moriarty of deliberately making bad calls against them. Moriarty, who'd once played for the Sox, challenged the players to a fight, and pitcher Mike Gaston accepted. Moriarty knocked Gaston down with one punch, but broke his fist in the process. At that point, White Sox manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube jumped the ump and thrashed him good, bloodying his mouth.

    Fellow umpire Bill Dinneen did try to help Moriarty, but George still had some brawl left in him. "You stay out of this, Bill," he said. "This is my fight." Then he got up and said, "Now who else is there who thinks I'm yellow?"

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    Well these are all of the candidates:
    What are the maximum number of players you want people to vote for?
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    1917, Babe punched an umpire, 1922 ejected for throwing dirt on an umpire.

    But umps were tough then too:

    Umpire George Moriarty vs. the White Sox (May 30, 1932)

    After the White Sox lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Indians in Cleveland, some of Chicago's players accused ump George Moriarty of deliberately making bad calls against them. Moriarty, who'd once played for the Sox, challenged the players to a fight, and pitcher Mike Gaston accepted. Moriarty knocked Gaston down with one punch, but broke his fist in the process. At that point, White Sox manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube jumped the ump and thrashed him good, bloodying his mouth.

    Fellow umpire Bill Dinneen did try to help Moriarty, but George still had some brawl left in him. "You stay out of this, Bill," he said. "This is my fight." Then he got up and said, "Now who else is there who thinks I'm yellow?"
    Amazing! Good stuff WOY!

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    What are the maximum number of players you want people to vote for?
    This is how it is for the official voters:

    B. Electors may vote for as few as zero (0) and as many as ten (10) eligible candidates deemed worthy of election. Write-in votes are not permitted.

    edit: maybe make it a public poll?
    Last edited by redsfandan; 12-17-2009 at 10:28 AM.
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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    O.K., gang, vote your hearts out.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Thanks Chip.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    I voted for Mark McGwire, and Mark McGwire only. If I actually was a voter, and actually cared about the hall of fame, I would vote for only him until he is inducted (until Bonds and Sosa are also on the ballot, then I would vote for all 3). So that's what I did here.

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    I voted for alomar, Blyleven, Dawson, Larkin & McGwire. None of this "not a first ballot" silliness. You are either a HOFer or you are not.

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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    I tend towards a "best players of their era" slant and a generally inclusive approach:

    No Doubt
    - Alomar
    - Blyleven
    - Larkin
    - McGwire
    - Raines
    - Trammel

    Yes with some reservation
    - Dawson
    - Martinez
    - Murphy
    - Smith
    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: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    I voted for Mark McGwire, and Mark McGwire only. If I actually was a voter, and actually cared about the hall of fame, I would vote for only him until he is inducted (until Bonds and Sosa are also on the ballot, then I would vote for all 3). So that's what I did here.
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    Re: 2010 Hall of Fame ballot released

    Alomar
    Blyleven
    Dawson
    Larkin
    Morris
    Raines
    Trammell

    How a writer cannot vote for a guy like Bert Blyleven is truly beyond me. Look at his stats and compare them to other pitchers of his era like Niekro, Sutton, Perry, Hunter and Bunning and it is absolutely mind boggling that he is not in.

    I really think Larkin will have trouble getting in, several months back I compared the his stats to Alan Trammells and they are very comparable. Trammell's best vote total so far has been 18.2% which is a far cry from the 75% needed. I agree that Larkin was the better of the two but was he that much better than Trammell to make up the 56.8% he will need to get inducted that Trammell cannot get?
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