One Ticket to Cooperstown, Please: Hall of Fame ballots were due on Monday and so far, it looks like we’ll have at least one sure inductee in Ken Griffey, Jr. The rest? Well, that’s not so simple.
As always, when discussing the Hall of Fame and people who are eligible, I bring to your attention the ridiculousness that is the omission of a truly worthy pitcher to the shrine we call Cooperstown. Friends, we (and by we I mean, I. I mean, come on), are going to rally ’round the Moose here. It’s time for
For the last couple of years, Mike Mussina has only gotten around 20% of the vote. There are many reasons for this egregious error in judgement, as mentioned in this article from MLB.com.
According to BBHOFtracker.com, which tracks ballots that have already been unveiled to the public, no player has received more votes from people who didn’t vote for him in 2015 than Mussina. As we mentioned earlier, Mussina was likely left off several ballots in his first two seasons because voters who felt he was worthy simply didn’t have enough space on their ballots.
I follow a lot of baseball writers on twitter, and many of them have made their votes public. Almost every writer I’ve seen has put Moose on their ballot for this year.
We here at Snack Central vow to continue to follow the candidacy of Moose until such time as the Hall opens its door to him or he falls off the ballot.
Our Love’s In Jeopardy, Baby: Pretty sure y’all know by now, but I am a big ol’ nerd. In high school, I was captain of the Quiz Bowl team. When I was in college, I won the campus wide Trivial Pursuit competition. Severe social anxiety keeps me from trying out for things like Jeopardy!. I’m guessing, though, that if I were to try my hand at Jeopardy! I wouldn’t get this awesome question:
I would’ve straight up murdered this question. Damn it.