|Marvin Miller could be in for|
an exciting Monday Morning.
The voting committee consists of Hall of Famers: Johnny Bench, Whitey Herzog, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Tony Pérez, Frank Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Ozzie Smith, Executives: Bill Giles, David Glass, Andy MacPhail, Jerry Reinsdorf, and Writers: Bob Elliott, Tim Kurkjian, Ross Newhan, and Tom Verducci.
They will be voting on the following candidates...
|Yankee fans would like to see|
these old pals inducted together.
We're pretty sure Miller and Gillick will get in. It would be neat to see Steinbrenner and Martin inducted together, while Vida Blue, Davey Concepción and Mr. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Replacement have a solid argument for attention.
What's more exciting is to look at the regular Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America. On this ballot, BBWAA writers are allowed to vote for up to 10 players. Many writers, historically, vote for far fewer than 10 players each year. It's interesting, at least to us, that the ballot looks like more than 10 players have a valid argument at having their careers recognized for excellence.
From what we could find with a quick Internet search, people eligible for the 2010/11 BBWAA ballot include...
|Alan Trammell unfortunately,|
is a longshot we endorse.
|Bagwell kept his name clean|
just enough to get our vote.
|Booo! You guys stink!! Cheaters!|
This year is unique because of the depth of Mitchell Report people. McGwire and Palmeiro would be shoe-ins if not for steroids, and Kevin Brown would have a nice chance to get in eventually if not for his mention in the report. So, anyway, if the great trustees in Cooperstown granted us a ballot, whom would we vote for? It was a tough choice, but we'd go with the following...
|I wanna party with Rock!|
Yeah, that's right, Olerud's on the list. If we could vote for as many people as we want, I think votes would have also gone to Mattingly, Murphy, Parker, and maybe even Leiter.