Wednesday, January 09, 2013

You Will Get NOTHING and Like It!

The doors are closed for Clemens, Bonds, Piazza, etc.  They're all allowed in if they buy a ticket, just like Sean Adams.

The Hall of Fame votes are in.

Only those voted in via the Veteran's Committee will be honored in Cooperstown this summer with plaques.  Tom Cheek will receive the Ford Frick Award (posthumously).  Paul Hagen will receive the Spink Award.

And that, friends, is it.  Hagen is the only honoree still alive.  Jacob Ruppert, Hank O'Day, and Deacon White are the newest Hall of Famers - and all were dead before the end of 1939.

The full story, including the total number of votes, is here.

Want to see who voted for whom?  Look here.

Like I said, either vote for them all, or don't.  The writers said "nobody."  For Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, and Craig Biggio, these number have to be alarming.  Piazza, whom I thought was a shoo-in, fell nearly 100 votes shy.


Will they all get in next year?  Possibly.  The writers might have also been saying that there is still a sanctity to the notion of a "first ballot hall of famer."  Or they're suspicious of everyone.  Or the numbers simply weren't impressive, which seems a touch disappointing for Biggio, a member of the 3000 hit club.

So that's that.

It's going to be awfully quiet in Cooperstown this summer.

PS, Remember that bit I wrote (and talked about on "The Press Box") about character.  Yeah...that.  They might all get in eventually, but today is not that day.

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