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Sticky: Vote in NYBD Hall of Fame Committee

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Just like every other website (i.e. Dugout Central, BBTF, etc.) I want to have a Hall of Fame vote. The fast and easy way we are going to do this is to allow the listeners and readers to cast their vote. Here are the rules: 1) Poll will be open from today till next Wed […]

Blyleven Plea Makes Case for Jack Morris

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Bert Blyleven made a personal plea to the Hall of Fame voters on NBC Sports. I personally believe that Blyleven belongs in the Hall of Fame and I feel better about that logic after reading his rationale. One of the points he made in the article was the inability of a pitcher to control wins […]

Defending Jon Heyman’s HOF Ballot

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Jon Heyman had this to say on Twitter last night “just mailed Hall of Fame ballot, beating deadline yet again. voted for alomar, dawson, larkin, parker, morris & mattingly” As usual, it was met with an outcry from many individuals about how Jon is wrong for his choices and the methodology of picking his selections. […]

My Hall Of Fame Ballot

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

We are just a little over a month away from the announcement of the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees. Here are my thoughts, and how I would vote, on some of the candidates. Roberto Alomar - YES Something tells me he will get in on the first try, but it will be close. Not sure […]

Teufel to Pilot Binghamton

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Speculation a few weeks ago centered on reports Wally Backman was in line to become the 2010 manager of the Binghamton Mets, the club’s Double-A Eastern League farm team. The post became vacant when Mako Olivares was relieved of his duties Oct. 1. Reports now indicate Backman, who still may be offered a post in […]

Factors Dictate Joba Needs To Stay in the Bullpen

Monday, October 19th, 2009

As many, I have had my fill of the “Joba Rules’’ discussion and what it means to Joba Chamberlain himself. If his work in this year’s postseason doesn’t demonstrate why he belongs in the bullpen – and the top in-house option to succeed Mariano Rivera as Yankees closer in a few years – what will? […]

Why I would vote for Jack Morris for the HOF and not Bert Blyleven

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Nothing brings out long discussions like why certain players should be in the Hall of Fame and why others shouldn’t. I wrote a piece the other day about Tim Raines, and I mentioned during our internal ballot at NYBD, I voted for Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice and Jack Morris. A reader posted a comment and […]

Rickey and Rice Favorites for Hall

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Darren aka Repoz from Baseball Think Factory joined Howard and I on NY Baseball Digest Radio last night. Darren does a great job procuring his sources about the Hall of Fame vote. With roughly 20% of the vote tabulated, he had Rickey Henderson (no surprise) and Jim Rice making the Hall of Fame. Both Bert […]

Hall of Fame Update

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Repoz over at Baseball Think Factory was kind enough to update me on actual BBWAA HOF voters that were collected from various sources. If you remember, Dugout Central held a vote for the 2009 Hall of Fame induction about two weeks ago. NYBD countered with our own vote. The DC and NYBD ballots both resulted […]

NYBD Hall of Fame Selections

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

It’s that time of the year when the Hall of Fame voting process is discussed. While the BBWAA does their ballot, we decided to have one of our own at NY Baseball Digest. Of the writers that participated here is how we stand: Mike Silva: Bert Blyleven, Tommy John, and Rickey Henderson Joe Demayo: Bert […]