Roberto Alomar

By “We”, I am referring to many of us armchair voters who don’t actually have a say.  We tend to lack a set of criteria or have certain biases that cannot be suppressed when discussing Hall of Fame voting.  The collective “we” can do much better.  To aid the collective “we”, it is time to [...]

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Major League Baseball has handed down its ruling for Yadier Molina‘s rage-filled ejection on Tuesday night, hitting the catcher with a five-game suspension, intended to begin tonight, barring appeal. From the press release sent out by MLB (h/t Adam McCalvy, MLB.com): St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended for five games and fined [...]

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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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Edgar Martinez Nick: As a National League honk – I’m inclined to just dismiss any player that was primarily a Designated Hitter out of hand. As a baseball fan, I know that I would be dismissed out of hand by fans of the American League. Just because I don’t like the Designated Hitter in baseball [...]

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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.] Roberto Alomar Nick: I believe I allowed my opinion of Alomar’s “extra-curriculars” cloud my judgment of just how [...]

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As with our previous 2009 player awards, the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance have chosen to log our votes for this year’s Hall of Fame class as well. While we’re almost certain not to agree with the official voters, this exercise will be fun for the BBA members, and particularly Josh and I here [...]

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