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Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Topic Start: November 22, 2021, 01:42:51 PM »

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« Reply #1: November 22, 2021, 01:43:47 PM »
Doesn't look like anyone gets in from this list.

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« Reply #2: November 22, 2021, 01:58:02 PM »
Agree that I don't think Schilling gets the dead cat bounce to put him over the top, and no one else was close. Personally I would vote for Rolen, Wagner, and I'm on the fence about Buehrle. Realistically speaking though, they are all probably best suited for the hall of very good instead of the hall of fame.

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Re: Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Reply #3: November 22, 2021, 02:12:31 PM »
Several sure fire HOF guys there. Except they are being punished for taking steroids when MLB did not care and no one in the MLB hierarchy has been punished. 

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Re: Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Reply #4: November 22, 2021, 02:55:37 PM »
Several sure fire HOF guys there. Except they are being punished for taking steroids when MLB did not care and no one in the MLB hierarchy has been punished. 

Shirley Povich spotted PEDs in his last column. He called them modern "nutrition shakes", and he used the '"'. Povich said everything but the word "cheater" in talking about Mark McGwire.

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McGwire, weighs 245 pounds, stands 6 foot 5, and bulked up by strength coaches and Nautilus weightlifts, plus the new diet of "nutrition shakes" popular in the clubhouses may well hit the ball farther than the 215-pound Ruth, although there are stubborn non-believers. As Walter Johnson once said when asked to compare the Babe's swats with those hammer blows of Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg: "Lemme say this, those balls Ruth hit got smaller quicker than anybody else's."

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Re: Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Reply #5: November 22, 2021, 03:02:04 PM »
Agree that I don't think Schilling gets the dead cat bounce to put him over the top, and no one else was close. Personally I would vote for Rolen, Wagner, and I'm on the fence about Buehrle. Realistically speaking though, they are all probably best suited for the hall of very good instead of the hall of fame.

I'd vote for Kent, Wagner, and Rolen as well.  I'm still torn about the steroid guys.

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« Reply #6: November 22, 2021, 03:20:07 PM »
this is the best time of the year because baseball writers decide their HOF vote is the most important and sacred thing in the world and not just a vote for which guy gets an ugly statue made to sit in upstate NY.

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Re: Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Reply #7: November 22, 2021, 04:52:39 PM »
I'm sure that Papelbon would be inducted as a Nat  :lol:

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Re: Hall of Fame - 2022 Ballot
« Reply #8: November 22, 2021, 07:44:48 PM »
Honestly, looking at that group, I bet Rolen gets a bump