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Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

HOWARD MEGDAL: For me, the ballot is filled with deserving candidates.

MIKE SILVA: I would say my ballot uses statistics, intangibles, and the eye test. Although I don’t deny the use of PED’s I don’t penalize since I don’t know enough about pharmacology to do so.

ALEX PREWITT: This year’s ballot has more first-timers (19) than any year since 1991, and thus presents a difficult problem for those voters limited to 10 selections. Obviously, the other issue surrounds the inclusion (or exclusion) of steroid-era players.

CHRIS PUMMER: My hypothetical ballot hasn’t changed much from a year ago, when I gave the rundown of why I was voting for 10 guys. One guy was elected (Andre Dawson), and another guy fell off the ballot (sorry, Robin Ventura). Continue reading

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Baseball HOF Ballot

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No Perpetual Post authors will be filling out an actual Hall of Fame ballot, but here is what they think of the candidates up for enshrinement in 2010:

CHRIS PUMMER: Let me just say to start…

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Bud Selig’s Legacy

DAVE TOMAR: As we spend the next several decades debating how this era in baseball should best be understood, the fact that we even have to have this debate is a credit to Selig’s general shittiness as a commissioner. If the steroid scandal was Watergate, than most assuredly, Bud Selig is Richard Nixon; a guy who nobody ever really wanted to give the job to, who weaseled his way in by default and who royally blew it in nearly every capacity.

JASON CLINKSCALES: Allan H. “Bud” Selig is a phenomenally difficult guy to defend.

It can be argued that Selig is the most controversial figure in North American sports. After all, in his commissionership, Major League Baseball has been bruised by a ubiquitous performance-enhancing scandal, a strike and cancellation of the 1994 World Series, growing payroll disparities between franchises, an embarrassing contraction debate, several promotional snafus and bias towards a handful of big-market teams. Yet, despite all of those glaring issues, revenues in Major League Baseball have grown yearly as the game slowly, but surely caught up with modern times. Continue reading

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