HALL OF FAME VOTING
Forget the fat man, idiots are filling out their ballots wrong all over the country! Since nothing can be done about the voting travesties the best way to respond is to blog obsessively about the horrible mistakes they are about to make. I've already seen one article trying to claim that Andre Dawson is not worth of a Hall vote so we will likely have a little extra stupid this winter. Instead of reading all the ballots and descending into a well of despair, I'm going to do a profile on each of the Hall candidates over the next month. Here are the 23 on the ballot for 2009:
Voters can list up to ten choices on their ballot, a player must be on 75% of the ballot to be elected. The results will be announced on January 12th, with second guessing immediately following. The Veterans Committee also is voting on candidates, those results will be announced on December 8th and the Winter meeting. They are actually electing people nowadays so you might see one of these guys getting in:
We'll know the Vet's choices in a week. Here is my own imaginary ballot. If anyone knows which voter will be the obligatory idiot to turn in a blank ballot, please let me know so I can clonk him over the head with an aluminum bat and fill out his ballot the proper way.
As you can see, it's the same as last year's just with Goose out and Rickey in. Like last year, I probably could have comfortably checked off 15 players on the ballot.