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(ESPN)   Dan Le Batard Stands on his soap box in protest of other writers standing on their soap box... and then actually makes a pretty good point   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Dan Le Batard, Greg Maddux, Craig Biggio, Josh Krulewitz, Jeff Bagwell, Michael Wilbon, steroid era, Baseball Hall of Fame  
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2014-01-09 01:32:18 PM  
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Obscure Login: Deadspin collected all the whining and it is glorious...

Deadspin can fark off too.
2014-01-09 12:39:39 PM  
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ladodger34: Dinobot: I dont remember jon heyman throwing a tantrum at whichever writer voted for Gil Meche for the HOF,

Jon Heyman is a jackass more often than not. He's really good at getting scoops, but his opinion type columns are usually pompous.

I got in a twitter cat fight with Tracy Ringolsby the day that Ken Gurnick turned in that sorry assed Jack Morris ballot. I wonder how he felt about LeBetard's ballot? And to be fair, Mr. Ringolsby had a great ballot.

I just don't get Heyman's outrage, specially for being so hypocrite.

It's not like the ballot was filled with scrubs; the ballot was pretty solid -- whoever voted for JT Snow and left Maddux out of his ballot made a bigger mockery of the HOF selection than Le Batard did.
2014-01-09 12:19:51 PM  
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RickyWilliams'sBong: I'm not a fan of his show, but my respect for him went up exponentially last night when I saw the story on Deadspin.

Baseball writers are mostly old, sanctimonious assholes.  And, as he noted, they're laughably uninformed.  Looking forward to hearing the nonsense they'll throw at him.

The BBWAA as a whole, can eat shiat and die AFAIC.  They had no problems with guys hitting balls out of the yard like it was going out of style because, you know, headlines.  They celebrated what the likes of McGwire, Bonds and Sosa were doing and when one St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter got inqusitive about what McGwire had in his locker (read: a bottle of andro), they crucified him.

Fark. Them. All.
2014-01-09 12:03:09 PM  
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INeedAName: Scott Garceau (Baltimore Sports Radio) talked about it this morning and made a really good point that I'm totally going to butcher.

The MLB HoF is broken. There are no set criteria, and most of the people involved in the selection process are out of touch with baseball. It has become an old white guy's club and significantly lacks credibility. While he didn't agree with how Le Betard did it, he agreed with the sentiment.

I have a lot of trouble getting worked up over the PEDs and keeping players out of the HOF when you have guys like Mike Schmidt and Willie Mays in who have admitted to using amphetamines when they were playing. Selig's known about them forever and Ueberroth saw players testify in court about using them.

Having a guy like Gaylord Perry, who co-wrote a book called "Me and the Spitter" ten years before he retired, getting inducted into the HOF is just icing on the cake.
2014-01-09 10:31:44 AM  
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Sounds like a real Batard.
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