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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #25: January 02, 2015, 09:26:32 PM »
2015 Inductees:

John Smoltz
Randy Johnson
Pedro Martinez
Gary Sheffield
Craig Biggio

That's it...other than Pete should be there, as mitlen has already noted.
Haven't you seen the Sketchers commercial. Pete has to stay out of the hall.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #26: January 03, 2015, 11:36:51 AM »
Agree completely

Pete Rose  :twisted: bet on baseball and lied about it for ~ 10 years, then only admitted to it to sell a book - which was timed to be released the same time as the HOF vote. Pete Rose can rot in hell.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #27: January 03, 2015, 11:37:52 AM »
Yes means Yes

Clemens gets in for banging a 15 year old

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« Reply #28: January 03, 2015, 11:40:01 AM »
Agree completely

No laws were broken, and people lie about sh1t all the time.  You gonna condemn them all to hell?

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #29: January 03, 2015, 11:49:57 AM »
Still funny that the all time and single season home runs leader isn't in the hall of fame

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« Reply #30: January 03, 2015, 12:01:28 PM »
No laws were broken, and people lie about sh1t all the time.  You gonna condemn them all to hell?

Sure, I can't stand being alone

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« Reply #31: January 03, 2015, 12:51:55 PM »
Still funny that the all time and single season home runs leader isn't in the hall of fame

So you don't believe Henry Aaron did any illegal drugs...despite his admission?

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #32: January 03, 2015, 04:09:01 PM »
VARK - you have define what you mean by laws here.  Have MLB players agreed to a league regulation not to bet on ballgames ?

No laws were broken, and people lie about sh1t all the time.  You gonna condemn them all to hell?

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #33: January 03, 2015, 04:13:16 PM »
Aaron Boone??  :hysterical:

Other than make several million Yankees fans mess up their pin striped PJs, what'd he do??

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #34: January 03, 2015, 04:50:18 PM »
Aaron Boone??  :hysterical:

Other than make several million Yankees fans mess up their pin striped PJs, what'd he do??
Whenever I hear about Aaron or Brett I know I'm old.  Remember seeing them as little kids at a phillies game with their Dad.  One of those Father and Son days. Now they are retired. Sigh. 

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #35: January 03, 2015, 04:59:53 PM »
Whenever I hear about Aaron or Brett I know I'm old.  Remember seeing them as little kids at a phillies game with their Dad.  One of those Father and Son days. Now they are retired. Sigh. 

Keeriste, I have Ray Boone's baseball card.     :old:

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #36: January 03, 2015, 06:08:53 PM »
Keeriste, I have Ray Boone's baseball card.     :old:

Rookie card?   :whistle:

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
« Reply #37: January 06, 2015, 02:04:05 PM »
Biggio, Johnson, Smoltz and Martinez make it.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #38: January 06, 2015, 02:07:36 PM »
Piazza is next at 70%, Bagwell and Raines at 55%.  Schilling up to 39%.

Delgado cut.  Mattingly dropped due to years on ballot.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #39: January 06, 2015, 02:08:51 PM »
97% for RJ, 91% for Pedro, Smoltz and Biggio in low 80s.

This starts to clear backlog.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #40: January 06, 2015, 02:13:35 PM »
2 people voted for Aaron Boone and 1 for Darin Erstad.

BBWAA continues to be such a joke.

Also if Delgado was a Yankee he'd still be on the ballot.

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« Reply #41: January 06, 2015, 02:14:56 PM »
Biggio, Johnson, Smoltz and Martinez make it.

I had those 4 but also thought Gary Sheffield would make it...not so much, I guess...

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« Reply #42: January 06, 2015, 02:19:49 PM »
Piazza is next at 70%, Bagwell and Raines at 55%.  Schilling up to 39%.

Delgado cut.  Mattingly dropped due to years on ballot.

Piazza should have gotten in, but at least he's moving in the right direction and will probably make it next year.  The others all deserve eventual election.

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« Reply #43: January 06, 2015, 02:20:46 PM »
No Edgar, No Raines = No Peace,No Justice

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #44: January 06, 2015, 02:27:01 PM »
Full results:

Ballots Cast: 549   Needed for Election: 412

Votes   Player   Percentage
534   Randy Johnson   97.3%
500   Pedro Martinez   91.1%
455   John Smoltz   82.9%
454   Craig Biggio   82.7%
384   Mike Piazza   69.9%
306   Jeff Bagwell   55.7%
302   Tim Raines   55.0%
215   Curt Schilling   39.2%
206   Roger Clemens   37.5%
202   Barry Bonds   36.8%
166   Lee Smith   30.2%
148   Edgar Martinez   27.0%
138   Alan Trammell   25.1%
135   Mike Mussina   24.6%
77   Jeff Kent   14.0%
71   Fred McGriff   12.9%
65   Larry Walker   11.8%
64   Gary Sheffield   11.7%
55   Mark McGwire   10.0%
50   Don Mattingly   9.1%
36   Sammy Sosa   6.6%
30   Nomar Garciaparra   5.5%
21   Carlos Delgado   3.8%
4   Troy Percival   0.7%
2   Aaron Boone   0.4%
2   Tom Gordon   0.4%
1   Darin Erstad   0.2%
0   Rich Aurilia   0.0%
0   Tony Clark   0.0%
0   Jermaine Dye   0.0%
0   Cliff Floyd   0.0%
0   Brian Giles   0.0%
0   Eddie Guardado   0.0%
0   Jason Schmidt   0.0%

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #45: January 06, 2015, 02:28:26 PM »
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1   Darin Erstad   0.2%

:shock: did someone let their toddler fill out a ballot?

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #46: January 06, 2015, 02:40:40 PM »
:shock: did someone let their toddler fill out a ballot?

so what's more disappointing, Erstad and Boone getting votes, or Randy Johnson not being a unanimous selection?

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #47: January 06, 2015, 02:44:38 PM »
I think DPMOmaha has a vote

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #48: January 06, 2015, 02:49:18 PM »
Each writer should get up to five additional votes for players not to make the HoF but to stay on the ballot for another year.  That way, they won't have to say, "I know X is going to make it so I won't vote for him and vote for Y, hoping he gets enough votes to stay on the ballot." 

If that had been the case this year, I'll bet Johnson and Martinez would have gotten more votes.

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Re: 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot (with results!)
« Reply #49: January 06, 2015, 02:52:40 PM »
Looking ahead to 2016...

First ballot locks: Ken Griffey Jr.

The rest:
Jim Edmonds,  Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner, Troy Glaus, Mike Hampton, Jason Kendall, Mike Sweeney, Garret Anderson, David Eckstein, Mike Lowell, Bengie Molina, Chan Ho Park.

Hoffman can make a case, but I don't see any of the rest of that group getting in.  That should open the door a bit to Piazza, Schilling, Mussina, Bagel, and Reigns.