Well, that's a fun little exercise.
I'm pretty sure they're all easy to figure out, but the answers are all at the bottom.
You all remember our collective outrage at the Hall Of Fame's treatment of Ron Santo.
Despicable, their "vote".
This year, the Deadspin thing actually cracked me up, and I hope that the intent of the whole thing works.
That the HOF looks in the mirror and says, "Hey man, maybe we should figure out a better way."
And this Murray Chass guy, with his own voting agenda, is exactly the kind of guy I imagined behind the closed doors (that cartoon was about the Veteran's Committe, but you get what I'm saying).
Like a bad security guard who wants power.
Just messing with the history and glory of players that he's somehow in charge of.
I mean, I have to think that if he's going to get revenge on another writer, then I have to think he's done other stuff like this because it seems like that's the kind of guy he is.
Maybe when he was writing for The New York Times, some superstar blew him off for an interview and years later he gets to have revenge by not voting for the guy.
Or someone made fun of him in a bar, or yelled at him in the locker room.
That's the only way I can look at his example.
Petty. Weird. Crap.
Here's hoping Greg Maddux is unanimously voted in.
Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas (Big Hurt), Tim Raines, Craig Biggio (he's Italian, right?), Bonds, Jeff Bagwell, Greg "Mad Dog" Maddux, Roger "The Rocket" Clemens, and Sammy Sosa.