Posts Tagged ‘Hall of Fame’

Friday, May 11th, by Chuck

Sorry guys, I hate to bring up those three dreaded words again…
I was having a text conversation with a buddy last night talking about what would happen if baseball ceased after this year. With the new CBA imposing financial penalties on irresponsible overspending, what would happen to the game if a dozen teams just folded up [...]

What’s the Deal with the BBWAA?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 by Shaun

Many members of BBWAA view the game as a contest in artistry rather than as a game and a sport.

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Chuck

Voting results for the BBWAA portion of the Hall of Fame balloting will be announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2011.
The day before, on Monday, January 4th, the Dugout Central selection committee ballot will be announced, giving us all extra 24 hours of bitching and complaining regarding who got in or who didn’t.
LOL.
Sean Forman and the [...]

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system. This part proposes a new ballot format for the BBWAA. Also, the candidates for the Hall are prioritized. I’m writing for those people who already discern flaws in the Hall’s procedures; who do not want to settle for an adequate system but would like to help move towards making an excellent system; and who are interested in brainstorming ideas to achieve this end.

Fixing the Hall of Fame – Part 4: Building Consensus

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system. This part proposes specific ways to improve the voting process and the quality of the electorate. This is a revised and updated version of an article that appeared here last year.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system. In this part we propose replacements for the 5% rule, the ballot screening comittee and other changes. This series presents modified versions of articles posted at Dugout Central in Oct-Nov 2009. If you were here then you’re excused from reading it again.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system. The 5% rule for eliminating candidates from the BBWAA ballot was an ill-conceived failure from day one and continues to hamper efforts to get deserving players elected to the HOF. This series presents modified versions of articles posted at Dugout Central in Oct-Nov 2009. If you were here then you’re excused from reading it again.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

What is a Hall of Famer? A “Hall of Famer” is one of the top 232 players retiring in 2004 or before (not including banned players such as Pete Rose and Joe Jackson). So, why does the Hall of Fame continually fail to elect Bert Blyleven, Ron Santo and many others who clearly rank within that circle? This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system.

This series presents modified versions of articles posted at Dugout Central in Oct-Nov 2009.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 by Chuck

Whether you believe Andre Dawson should or shouldn’t be enshrined, or Ron Santo, or Dick Allen isn’t the fault of anyone living or working in Cooperstown, New York. For that you have to blame the six hundred or so individuals spread throughout the country who seemingly hide behind a set of outdated rules and responsibilities and a BBWAA membership card. Leave the Hall of Fame alone.

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