Over at the B-R SOTD blog, I've done a lot of campaigning for Blyleven, but sometimes I wonder if it's counterproductive. A lot fo HOF voters seem to think that "statheads" don't know shit about baseball, and the more cogent a stat-based argument that is made in favor of a player's candidacy, the more these idiots seem to NOT vote for the guy, just out of spite.
The Tim Raines arguments kill me. By the time I became a fan, he was still a solid player, but past his prime. And of course he came to the Orioles late in his career in a PR move for a lousy team (they had just called up Tim, Jr.). So reading some of the arguments FOR him, I had no idea just how good he was. That Tracy Ringolsby (who is IN the HoF - writers wing anyway) thinks Vince Coleman was better than Raines is bugfuck insanity.
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