Tag Archives: Hall of Fame

Tyler Kepner’s Sweet NYT Tony Gwynn Column

The hardrooting staff is an American League fan, so we never paid much attention to San Diego Padre’s great Tony Gwynn. Shame on us. Gwynn, as Richard Goldstein’s New York Times piece yesterday reminded us, was a ballplayer for the … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame Bakeoff: Joe Fitz vs. Dan Shaughnessy

No Hall of Fame inductees for you! And – wait for it – very different takes in the local dailies. Dan Shaughnessy’s Thursday Boston Globe  column: A Hall of Fame ballot without a whiff of PED usage The poison ballot remained … Continue reading

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Hall Of Fame/Hall Of Shame

Interesting split decision in today’s Boston Globe sports pages over Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, which is currently underway. Commissioner Emeritus Bob Ryan makes his position clear from the get-go. I’m not voting for Bonds, Clemens, or Sosa I am in possession … Continue reading

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Free The Marvin Miller One!

Now that the Simón Bolívar of Baseball has shuffled off this mortal coil, it’s time to install Marvin Miller in the Hardball Hall of Fame. His New York Times obituary makes an excellent case, as does this Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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