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Offline spidernat

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Rich Gossage
« Topic Start: January 08, 2008, 02:07:35 PM »
Goose was elected to the Hall of Fame today.

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #1: January 08, 2008, 02:09:50 PM »
Goose was elected to the Hall of Fame today.

That's it?  Nobody else?

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #2: January 08, 2008, 02:12:55 PM »
That's it?  Nobody else?

Yes. Sorry I should've posted that he was the lone inductee. Jim Rice barely missed the cut.

Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #3: January 08, 2008, 02:13:46 PM »
Nope.

Jose Rijo and Brady Anderson are both on the ballot as well and both had absolutely no votes.  Not that it is a big deal but it must suck.

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #4: January 08, 2008, 02:23:48 PM »
Tim Raines was the only first time guy to get enough votes to come back, about 24%.  Speculation is Rice will get in next year, and Raines in a few years after that.

This whole "maturation into the HOF" where the number of times on the ballot reflects how strong your candidacy is is interesting.  After all, if you had a HOF career, it does not get more so after some number of years on the ballot.  Wonder how it got started?  It's clearly an established phenomenon.

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #5: January 08, 2008, 02:48:11 PM »
Blylevin didn't do well?  Voters are a bunch of dumbasses.  And Rice, outside of Fenway he was pretty damn ordinary.

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #6: January 08, 2008, 03:31:02 PM »
Rickey Henderson is up next year.  Comments on MLB.com think he'll get in the 90s for percentage of vote.

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Re: Rich Gossage
« Reply #7: January 09, 2008, 01:24:49 AM »
Rickey Henderson is up next year.  Comments on MLB.com think he'll get in the 90s for percentage of vote.

As he should. Rickey was one of a kind.