RT @robneyer: Let's be frank: The elections of Jack Morris, Lee Smith, and (especially) Harold Baines are fully intended by voters to troll everyone who believes in objective analysis. They've lost power everywhere but here, but by God they're gonna use it. Embarrassing to Hall (or should be).
Amazing. So happy NBC saved this show.
Let's point out the obvious here. The Dolphins don't pull off this amazing play if they're wearing their newest uniform set. @UniWatch
Yes, most every argument that says 'Harold Baines really isn't a Hall of Famer' has merit - especially by WAR - but the one number that screams it loudest to me is this: He never once got more than 6.1% of the BBWAA vote when eligible before. I mean, come on.
I’m glad, considering what the Mets are likely asking, but this still made me laugh.
The players might, but the owner doesn’t. I hope it’s empty.
This is a wonderful question. That said, if Kenny Lofton were eligible for this thing, and he got voted in, he'd probably be deserving and he didn't even make it past his first ballot. But yeah, Baines just doesn't cut it. It shouldn't even be a debate. I'm so confused.
Harold Baines was on the ballot as recently as 2011 and received 4.8% of the vote. It was his fifth straight year with a vote total below 10%. Why, just seven years later, do 16 people get to decide that he's now a Hall of Famer when 95.2% of the voters didn't think he was one?
YES!! Frankly, I cannot wait for one extra hour of 'how the shadows in the stadium impact batters' from all jillion of the 4 PM Sunday games in Dodger Stadium.
Albert Belle played 9 fewer seasons than Harold Baines did. He had more career WAR.
Results of the Today’s Game Era Ballot (12 votes needed for election): Lee Smith (16 votes, 100%); Harold Baines (12 votes, 75 percent); Lou Piniella (11 votes, 68.8%); Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel and George Steinbrenner < 5