Bert Blyleven

Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way.  Maybe I’m not enough of a baseball historian, and what follows could certainly brand me as such. Amongst all of the bickering, name-calling, and endless columns, posts, and Twitter sniping about who belonged in the Hall of Fame from the 2011 ballot – Jack Morris versus [...]

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Why the title?  Let’s face it.  Their names are forever linked.  According to Bert Blyleven: ”It’s been 14 years of praying and waiting.”  Really?  If it were me, I’d have a 14 full cuss jars sitting in a room by now.  Can you imagine the combination of excitement and relief?  Just watch the reactions of the latest round of [...]

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Please do not be alarmed.  Nobody has been foolish enough to actually entrust yours truly with a vote that actually helps determine who gets enshrined in Cooperstown and who does not.  Not even Charlie Sheen has ideas that bad.  However, the members of the BBA have been asked to participate in an interesting project.  We’re [...]

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Well, the commenting has died down on last week’s ballot discussion posts, so without further ado, we present the Pitchers Hit Eighth ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s 2010 Hall of Fame voting (with links leading to our discussion threads for each player. Roberto Alomar – Robbie was a quick yes vote. His dominance was [...]

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Jack Morris Nick: Jack Morris doesn’t pass the sniff test for me. He was good, but folks hedge on Bert Blyleven but then gush over Morris? I’m sorry folks, a 10-inning playoff shutout start does not make you a Hall of Famer. Bud Smith threw a no-hitter once too. Morris doesn’t stack up for me [...]

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[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Bert Blyleven Nick: Is there a more discussed name on the Hall of Fame ballot right now?  Blyleven [...]

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