An unfortunate circumstance of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s decision to limit voters to selecting players is that, occasionally, a player who deserves a plaque in Cooperstown does not get one. The 10 player limit on ballots is out of place in today’s Hall of Fame voting landscape where, by my evaluation this year, 18 players on the ballot are at least worthy of very serious consideration for admission to Cooperstown. I’m not suggesting that the folks in charge of setting the Hall of Fame voting rules should remove the restriction entirely, but what’s stopping them from expanding the ballot to 12 or 13 players? Nothing except tradition.Read more "My 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot"
For those of you who have not already heard of the travesty, the commissioner would like to essentially make teams in low-level minor league games (rookie level) start with a runner on second base in the 10th inning and every inning thereafter. This is not baseball. This is a joke.Read more "Please, Commissioner Manfred (and Joe Torre), Don’t Change the Extra Innings Rules"