Imagine yourself as a child. You are playing with your little sister outside by the pool. It’s an innocent game of splash, resulting in laughter and fun.
Your mother runs outside and reams you for trying to drown your sister. Not only are you confused, you’re also distraught, and a little pissed off that you were accused of such a thing.
This is the current relationship between Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association, highlighted by evidence that 20 players were listed as clients at the Biogenesis of America clinic in Miami specializing in performance enhancing drugs. Read the rest of this entry »
My ultimate dream, as an aspiring broadcaster and journalist, is to become a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. It’s certainly possible, albeit a bit of a ways into the future. If that dream comes true, I would have the eligibility to vote for the Hall of Fame class every year, and have a voice in who would be enshrined in Cooperstown.
While my vote right now doesn’t count, why not outline who I would vote for if I did have a counting vote for 2013? During MLB Network shows like Hot Stove and MLB Tonight, journalists are coming on and discussing their ballots, particularly why the voted for certain players, and why they didn’t vote for others.
The results are usually announced in the first week of January, and each writer gets ten votes. Today, I’m going to post my first five votes, and tomorrow I will post the next five.