Jay Bell’s Mom and Dad are Members of the BBWA?

Well, many may be outraged at Jim Rice's success today.  But the real outrage should be directed towards those who cast the following:

  • two votes for Jay Bell
  • one vote for Jesse Orosco

Even if you make an assumption that the writers who voted for these two guys also voted for Rice, and that these votes for Rice should be rescinded based on the fact that, JFC, they also voted for Jay Bell and Jesse Orosco, Rice still makes it.  Thank goodness he made it by seven and not two!

2 comments… add one

  • What about the guys who didn’t vote for Rickey? How many of them voted for Rice?
    And how many voted for Rice that didn’t vote for Raines? That, my friends, is an absolute travesty.
    I say throw out the whole lot, let Rickey in since he obviously deserves it, raise the percentage to 85%, let it expire after 5 years, and have the ability for the mass of voters to vote voters off the voting island. That will get rid of a lot of the games these morons like to play, and have them actually take what is quickly becoming a joke among sports seriously. I really hate the prospect of eventually having to explain why the Hall of Fame is nothing more than a collection of all the above-average players in baseball history, with some notable, actually great players left out.

    AndrewYF January 12, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • I really hate the prospect of eventually having to explain why the Hall of Fame is nothing more than a collection of all the above-average players in baseball history, with some notable, actually great players left out.
    Let me help you rest easily, Andrew: If you’re not making that explanation now, you will never be making that explanation.

    Paul SF January 13, 2009, 2:39 am

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