The Baseball Hall of Fame voting jumped the shark last year when all the really cool baseball writers went into their baseball writer treehouse and decided that they were going to vote no one in because the ballot was littered with guys who were linked to steroids. While it was really cool that they did that and they showed everyone and all that they basically made the voting process into a complete farce that no baseball fan will take seriously ever again. The voting process has become such a joke that one voter (Miami Radio/ESPN’s Dan Le Batard) gave his ballot to the fine folks at Deadspin who let the fans vote for the Hall of Fame and oh no the baseball writers or the BBWAA as they’re called on the street got so mad that they banned Le Batard from voting for life and stripped him of his BBWAA membership for a whole year. I’m sure he will cry himself to sleep every night. The trick to getting into the Hall Of Fame is to A) Be a pretty good player for a long stretch of time. B) Kiss the ass of at least 75% of the BBWAA, and C) Don’t do steroids…maybe.
Tom Glavine is going in as a Met!!!!
This year the BBWAA was kind enough to vote three whole players into the Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas all made the cut, congratulations to them. (Slow golf clap). While they got in, other players moved closer and further away from the cut. Mike Piazza who probably did some sort of steroids but has never actually been linked to anything nor has his name showed up on any list, moved up to 62%. He will probably get in eventually. Craig Biggio missed out on the Hall Of Fame by 2 votes because some maniac voted for Armando Benitez and Kenny Rogers….not that they weren’t tremendous players. Jack Morris whose candidacy is debated every year on the internet went down six percent to 61% so he should probably give it up. Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens all went way down…more on them in a minute. And the only thing lower than Rafael Palmiero’s vote total is his penis size.
Only my penis is on steroids.
So here’s the deal, you want to keep the bad people out of the Hall Of Fame? Fine. But let’s be real, so many players were taking steroids back in the day that chances are there is already a steroid user in the Hall Of Fame. In fact, Jose Canseco said so about two years ago and he’s never wrong…about steroids anyway…everything else, yeah he’s probably 100% wrong about. I’ve grown to not really care about players taking steroids, they all have their reasons. My only issue is with the people who used them to turn themselves into freakish mutant like players. Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Barry Bonds should not even be allowed to drive through the town of Cooperstown. They are the worst of the bunch. They were guys who were already great players and turned themselves into mutants. No one should ever hit 70 + home runs in a season unless you’re playing a video game. And Roger Clemens is just a weirdo who throws broken pieces of baseball bats at kids who are on his lawn. Other than those guys, everyone else should be allowed in….even Pete Rose. Yeah, I went there.
I’m going to pull my starter now so I’m putting 5 G’s on the other team. K?