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#1 LarryN

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

If I had a vote, my ballot would read:

Biggio, Bagwell, Piazza, Morris

What say you?


http://www.baseball-.../hof_2013.shtml
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

Wonder how bad Bonds and Clemens are going to get snubbed. Piazza def. gets in

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Bonds, Clemens, Raffy, and McGuire would all get my votes. So would Lee Smith
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Lee Smith
McGriff
Piazza
Biggio
Schilling
Lofton

I want Edgar to get in, but that's my emotions talking. he was a very good hitter, but very good isn't good enough
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Bonds, Clemens, Raffy, and McGuire would all get my votes. So would Lee Smith


And Edgar Martinez? Raines?
Terrell Suggs is doing all that he can fan the flames on the Ravens’ feud with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Underneath his uniform, the linebacker/defensive end has been wearing a black t-shirt with the letters “YBYSA” on the front and the saying, “You Bet Your Sweet *** I Hate the Steelers” on the back.

"I saw it in a store, and I was like, 'Oh, that’s nice for camp. Get our minds right,'" Suggs said

#6 mythoughts

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

I think the interesting thing will be "who DOESN'T get 5% of the Vote (30 votes total"
Will this be the year that Palmeiro fails to get 5% and loses any and all possibility of ever becoming a Hall-of-Famer?

What about Sosa, Bonds or Clemens?
What happens if say Bonds and Clemens don't get 5% of the vote but Sosa somehow does and then several years from now is actually elected. Can you imagine a HOF with Sosa in it but Bonds ineligible?
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#7 bmore_ken

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

And Edgar Martinez? Raines?


I'd have to look at Martinez' numbers. Raines wouldn't get my vote. Great player but hall worthy IMO
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

#8 Gizmo

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

Yes: Bonds, Piazza, Clemens


On the Fence: Raffy, Schilling, Smith, Biggio, McGriff. Out of this group, I think Raffy is most deserving and would probably get my vote. Maybe Biggio also.

No: McGwire and Sosa. Without the steroids, we aren't even talking about them.

Some other players eligible that I would count as very good players but probably not HOF worthy: Trammell, Morris, Raines, Martinez

#9 bmore_ken

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

No: McGwire and Sosa. Without the steroids, we aren't even talking about them.


I disagree McGwire hit 49 homers his first full season in the league
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

#10 Mikie21

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

Wonder how bad Bonds and Clemens are going to get snubbed. Piazza def. gets in


Piazza def gets in???? Ah not gonna happen......These baseball writers are a joke anyway, they get to play judge and jury on who did PEDs or what not...I cant stand Clemens but any baseball hall of fame without him, Bonds or Pete Rose is a farce!

#11 mythoughts

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

It's official.
No one gets in this year.
2009 is the International Year of Astronomy
Have you looked through a telescope this year ?

Saturday October 24, 2009 is Astronomy Day.
Consider visiting a local astronomy club/astronomical society, planetarium, or observatory to take a look at the sky through a telescope.

http://www.astroleag...y/astroday.html

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

Bonds, Clemens, Raffy, and McGuire would all get my votes. So would Lee Smith


I'd go Bonds and Clemens to break the "steroid ice".

Raffy would get my vote at some point as long as he points and declares, "I did take steroids. Period."

Update - no players selected. :(

#13 LarryN

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

NO ONE got in. Biggio came closest with 68%. Will anyone ever get in again?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

NO ONE got in. Biggio came closest with 68%. Will anyone ever get in again?


Next year should definitely see some. Maddox, Glavine and Frank Thomas are eligible.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

I'm getting sick of Barry Larkin's "holier than thou" attitude about the HOF. When I think of hall of fame players, I don't think of him.

#16 LarryN

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I'm getting sick of Barry Larkin's "holier than thou" attitude about the HOF. When I think of hall of fame players, I don't think of him.


If Larkin is in, Biggio should be in.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

that's so strange. clearly there were a couple of deserving players who have the numbers and are pretty well clear of any suspicion.

what does this do to the economy of Cooperstown. I'm sure there are businesses that rely on the barrage of people that come up for induction weekend.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

http://espn.go.com/m...lb-hall-fame-be
Terrell Suggs is doing all that he can fan the flames on the Ravens’ feud with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Underneath his uniform, the linebacker/defensive end has been wearing a black t-shirt with the letters “YBYSA” on the front and the saying, “You Bet Your Sweet *** I Hate the Steelers” on the back.

"I saw it in a store, and I was like, 'Oh, that’s nice for camp. Get our minds right,'" Suggs said

#19 bmore_ken

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

that's so strange. clearly there were a couple of deserving players who have the numbers and are pretty well clear of any suspicion.

what does this do to the economy of Cooperstown. I'm sure there are businesses that rely on the barrage of people that come up for induction weekend.


The steroid guys I get, but how is Lee Smith not already in?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

#20 bmore_ken

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

http://espn.go.com/m...lb-hall-fame-be


Extremely accurate title to that story. This about sums it up what a mess it's become

A man who hit 762 home runs wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame.

A pitcher who won seven Cy Young Awards wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame.

A man who hit 609 home runs only got 12.5 percent of the vote.

A catcher who made 12 All-Star teams missed election by 98 votes.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:




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