‘Tis the Baseball Season

By: Kelly Byrnes Most year’s I spend the second half of March thinking about my predictions for the upcoming season, you know division winners, playoffs teams, award winners and so on. This year was a little different. The WBC was going on, which kept me glued to the TV. Almost every game was an instant…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 16-22

NEWS The BBWAA elected three new Hall of Famers. Jeff Bagwell (86.2), Tim Raines (86.0) and Ivan Rodriguez (76.0). The next closest were Trevor Hoffman 5 votes short (74.0), Vladimir Guerrero 15 votes short (71.7), Edgar Martinez (58.6), Roger Clemens (54.1), Barry Bonds (53.8), Mike Mussina (51.8), Curt Schilling (45.0), Lee Smith (34.2), Manny Ramirez…

Hall Of Fame Voting Results Recap

By Josh: All of the speculation is over and there are officially three new members to the baseball Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines will now take their places with the legends of the game in Cooperstown. Let me begin by saying I completely agree with these three players getting into…

Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS The 16 member Today’s Game Era Committee voted in John Schuerholz (16 votes) and Allen Bud Selig (15 votes) into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lou Piniella came up 5 votes shy of the 75% needed. All the other candidates on the ballot received 5 votes or fewer, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark,…

The Case for Manny Ramirez

By: William Earl Robinson Jr. This year is probably one of the most interesting votes in hall of fame history. Why? Well there are one hundred fewer voters this year than there were last year and when you are talking about 550 down to 450 that are about 18% of the voters that have now…