Pompous Baseball Writers!!!!

United States
January 10, 2013 11:08am CST
Yesterday it was revealed that this year there will be no one elected into the Hall of Fame. Of particular irritation to me is the fact that some writers refuse to vote for anyone on the first ballot. There has never been a unanimous vote for any player. Who do these guys think they are? What are they accomplishing? Will someone be a better player in his second year of eligibility than he was on the first? Outrageous!
2 responses
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Most of these writers have one thing in common. They can't play. These writers have always held themselves up to be the self-elected saviors of the sport. They consistently stand in the way of instant replay. They consistently stood in the way of large contracts. And as long as HOF voting has been done solely by a writer's say-so, they've been on this kick that THEY need to institute balance and fairness by casting protest votes. Players play too hard and accomplish too much to have a group of self-important writers dictate who gets to be labeled the "best" amongst the baseball community. Players and coaches should make that call. Sportswriters are a joke, and that's why I quit writing sporting news and opinion. It's becoming a Skip Bayless world, where the cry of "me, me, me" counts more than the players. It's pitiful. I can understand not wanting Bonds, Clemens or Sosa in. That's one thing. But no one? That's disgraceful. All these writers accomplish is putting more attention back on the writers. It's a selfish move. It doesn't have anything to do with baseball.
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• United States
10 Jan 13
I wish I had stated the issue as well as you did, materfish! Some this year cast empty ballots as a protest against the three you noted. In doing so, they completely disrespected the honest and hall-worthy careers like Craig Biggio and Jack Morris.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
10 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well it was shocking to hear that no one would be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year and i am sure many would have been disappointed with this piece of news. There should always be a unanimous voting so that the deserving one never gets left out and for this there has to be coordination between the voters. What say?
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• United States
10 Jan 13
I would be satisfied if they voters would just vote on the facts rather than on some arbitrary personal standards of the writer.