Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Hall Of Fame Is Great

Andre Dawson is the lone inductee into Cooperstown this year. This might be the first time that a Cub has won anything/been acknowledged for doing something great. I love the baseball Hall. The voters truly know what they are doing (for the most part). No, this is not sarcasm. The HOF is for the best of the best. There are standards to be met. If you can only be described as a good player, then fuck you, you're out. Fred McGriff comes to mind. Sure, he was a solid player who ended up with good numbers. But he isn't a hall of famer. You can't convince me that the Crime Dog was one of the best of the best.

The big bitches I've been reading/hearing about are Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven being left off. Look, Alomar will get in soon. It would have been nice to see him get enshrined before he died from AIDS, but getting in posthumously still counts. And regardless if Bert "loves to fart" or not, if he is going to keep whining about it, fuck him, too.

Personally, if I had a vote, I would have voted for Alomar, Mark McGwire, and Tim Raines. But that's just me. As far as Big Mac goes, he needs to be included. He cheated. But, dammit, he made baseball popular and that shit has to count for something. With Raines, the guy admitted to sliding head first into bases so to not break the vials of crack he had in his back pocket. That is HOF shit right there. He did not feel comfortable playing baseball at a high level without crack rocks in his pants!

The only problem with the voters is that a few of them are fucking retarded.
*TWO people voted for Eric Karros. ERIC KARROS.
*Two people voted for Ellis Burks.
*Rockin' Robin Ventura somehow got SEVEN.
*Kevin Appier and Pat Hentgen each got a vote.
*And the biggest shocker of them all, David fucking Segui is believed by one voter to be a Hall of Famer.

Holy shit. Do these voters smear their ballots with shit before returning them? Ridiculous. In closing, there is one thing that I do know...if there was a Blogging HOF, I would be a unanimous first ballot selection. Because I don't have AIDS (yet).


Tony B. said...


It's great to see the Hawk make it in.

Mr. Ace said...

Agreed. As lame as baseball is, they do get the HOF right.

GMoney said...

Ace, what in the bloody Hell are you doing up at 5:30 am? Already tailgating for poker tonight?

MuDawgfan said...

Crime dog might not belong in Cooperstown - but the man is electric in those baseball training video commercials.

Give him a star on the hollywood walk of fame and be done with it.

GMoney said...

Tom Emanski really got it right.

And I read this morning that Cy Young, Yogi Berra, and Joe fucking DiMaggio were not first ballot HOF'ers. So wait your turn, AIDS-boy.

Anonymous said...

--It took Joe D. THREE TIMES to get in, which I found pretty surprising.

The Baseball HOF is definately the best of them all....only 204 players are in, I think they said it's less than 2%.

--The only thing that G$ will say the HOF messed up on, was electing Cal Ripken on the 1st ballot.....

--Finally, I am surprised that Donnie Baseball only got about 15% of the vote....


Jeff said...

The voters usually get it right, but the fact that some people have to wait after years of being on the ballot to get in is stupid. Why would someone be a HOFer 5 years after he has been on the ballot? His stats don't change. The voters are old arrogant bastards who hold grudges against players for stupid ass reasons.

GMoney said...

LWM, Mattingly isn't going to get in because his back crippled his career. And it's shame because he was the best first baseman in the 80's (may not be true).

Jeff, I agree somewhat. They shouldn't give guys 15 years to get the votes. They should get 3. If they aren't deemed Hall-worthy after three years, fuck you.

Mr. Ace said...

So basically Dawson has no business being in the HOF?

GMoney said...

I didn't say that. It just shouldn't take a decade for people to determine whether someone is worthy. Make them decide early and stop stringing everyone along.

Mr. Ace said...

Make up your fucking mind, pussy.

VicLady said...

Thats the same photo they had on Deadspin.