Column: Again, this Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is empty


Serve me …

Like a drunken and obnoxious uncle with rubbery legs, the new year has started with no clear sign of a sober start.

But let’s take this time to celebrate those who achieved greatness without pharmaceutical fortification – and who actually played baseball with a defensive glove on one of their hands.

Long-overlooked and over-anticipated senior players Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Buck O’Neil and Tony Oliva were granted Baseball Hall of Fame access through the Hall’s Golden Days era committee.

Take it away, Eras. Atta goes. This is more than enough for me.

Because, just as my Hall 2020 ballot for modern gamers came back empty, the 2021 ballot also didn’t have any verified names.

It might sound strange, given the way elections are viewed in this country, but I’m not voting for any person / player that I don’t think I deserve.

I consider Cooperstown’s Hall to be an incredibly difficult business. It should be easier to get into the Vatican Archives.

Acquired baseball writers are allowed to vote for 10 retired players for five years (some are added and others are no longer eligible each year). I never voted for 10. And, since I don’t pick a lot, if I don’t pick someone the first time they appear on the ballot, they’ll never get my. vote. What did he do to change my mind?

Among the seniors accepted, I saw them all play except Fowler and O’Neil, who played in the Negro Leagues. It’s an easy guess that they would have been outstanding in the all-white league.

Hodges has been believed to be owned for decades. He does, even though he played for the Dodgers.

Kaat was a formidable pitcher who climbed the mound and threw it without reading a Russian novel between throws. Randy Jones of the Padres beat him in an hour and 29 minute game.

Minoso was with the Minor League Padres and continued to play MLB ball for five decades. A real character. At a Padres luncheon in honor of the Black Leagues, Minnie was there with three of her wives.

I loved Tony Oliva’s swing. I loved watching him beat as much as anyone.

Either way, no one added to this modern ballot got me excited. And, since I’m not voting for junkies or designated hitters (I prefer real baseball players), the residue is 30 unchecked boxes.

If we have dominant players, there will be more luck next time. …

Rob Manfred has had a worse year than Jayce Tingler – and Rob was not canned. …

It has been a month since the baseball lockout. Did you hear something? Maybe the owners are bracing for another defeat. …

The Padres hope to have a gifted reliever Austin adams, who has hit more men than Archie Moore. …

JohnMadden Football. A word. Do you know why he was so successful? Because he was real. Every scene he played, he never played nobody but John madden. TEAR. …

Don coryell Madden does. And Joe gibbs. They’re Hall of Fame members, he’s not. …

In 1993, on air, Madden said players with concussion should abstain. …

Philippe Rivers received more phone calls than the Pentagon switchboard. …

Aaron Rodgers says he won’t dwell on his decision to stay in Green Bay – and hasn’t ruled out retiring. Please. …

The cunning Aaron, who pulled Green Bay’s leg to length Manute Bowlthe 50 inch crotch, brought fans and the media to where he made them eat that bad cheese from his hands. …

All the noise on the heated benches. Sid brooks, the NFL team’s equipment manager who was here, commanded them 40 years ago. …

Baker Mayfield thought he would bake more bread than Bimbo. He will be missing several loaves of bread. …

Baker is not lacking in talent, but he won’t win anything anywhere until his coaches realize he can’t be Rudolph trying to pilot the sled on his own. …

I hate to say it, but if the Cowboys can stay healthy, they have a real chance of winning the Super Bowl. Opportunistic, pressure defense, wickedly skillful, but inconsistent offensively anyway. The big question is whether Jerry jones orders Mike mccarthy to learn to tell the time. …

It is Eric Bieniémy Time. Again. …

With this limp, Lamar jackson can’t run to the toilet, let alone play soccer. …

Why does anyone believe Tom telesco make the final decisions of the Judas in matters of football? …

Looks like Big ben self-inflicts the fork. He finished. …

Why do football broadcasters have to guess the name of an injured player? …

Does Microsoft offer a guarantee that its NFL Surface laptops will be treated like grenades Jim brown slammed the castle vents in “The Dirty Dozen?” …

If ever there was a harbinger of bad things to come, the inflated soccer ball that burst during the Holiday Bowl Parade was a harbinger. …

I am saddened for all the people who worked so hard during the holidays. And the fans. …

But the traders, hoteliers, restaurateurs and all the others who benefit from the mess, have not suffered. The cancellation came on the day of the game. Lots of money spent by then. …

I don’t know what happened (we may never know), but it’s hard to believe UCLA wasn’t aware of its issues until game day at noon. …

The sets of balls can quickly be reduced to Petri dishes. …

Terrific Fiesta an exception, but I watched a lot of boules, and when it came to exciting games, the Holiday was among the best. …

Three things separated Cincinnati and Michigan from Alabama and Georgia: line of scrimmage, players and speed. …

I never thought I would see Michigan more muscular. …

The Great Rest Jim harbaughshiny elusive butterfly. …

Hint: If you don’t like two teams from the same conference in the college playoff finals, play better. …

I can see Air Force in the First Responder Bowl. But not Louisville, unless the name includes NCAA police. …

If I coached a college football playoff team, I would make excuses and fly the same day. …

Mayo? Cheez is it? Famous Idaho Potato Bowl officials have asked the winning team to throw their product at the winning coach, in fries…

For almost a century, Betty Blanche was, in short, formidable. TEAR. …

Survey Sez: California ranks # 1 in 2021 as the state most people have moved to. And it is number 3 as a state that most people have moved away from. Guess that doesn’t include any of our Ham & Eggers, Little Timers, and Thinkers. Come on, # 3. …

TEAR, Sam jones. The master of bank shooting. …

TEAR, Dan Reeves. Has a coach done more with less? …

If the NFL did not leave Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination or 9/11 prevent him from touring, loosening the lines on a small aircraft carrier like COVID is hardly a surprise. …

UT San Diego’s Person of the Year is “The Vaccinated.” Great choice, but hopefully we don’t need to do it back to back. …

Stink O ‘The Years Sezment: 2020 – and 2021.…

New Year’s first thought: If the Padres are going to play this season like they did at the end of Year 21, they should just leave the football field at Petco.

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