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To Be Continued...


I have so, so much to write. So much that I want to write. Here's something I jotted down before heading off to job two tonight. It's a killer lede to a reflection I want to write on the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting. I want to sit down and hammer out the rest. I have a solid ending and some good ideas to build on. But, until then, this is what I've got.

There's no joy in Mudville today. None in San Francisco or Los Angeles or Baltimore or New York, either. Clouds, very literal, hang over a secular shrine in the middle of New York state, and a joyless echo, very figurative, rings out fromMudville’s enizens circa 1888 to the Diaspora of modern-day baseball fanatics, rumbling through the valleys, rattling in the dells, knocking upon the mountains and recoiling upon the flats of modern America.

Today, mighty Casey struck out -- a whole generation o Caseys, to be precise, were denied their rightful place in the Hall of Fame with a lack of votes, but not in judgments, cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Bonds and Clemens. Sosa and McGwire [...]

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felixwas
Jan. 10th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I think those four should all appear on TV with Oprah.
theoldsport
Jan. 10th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
I want to create the PED Sports Hall of Fame. It'll be a lot more interesting than a bunch of plaques and busts, and there will be a little something for everyone.
theoldsport
Jan. 11th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
That's my biggest problem with it. If the writers wanted to "make a statement," why did they wait until now? Why didn't anyone call the major leagues out when locker rooms turned into pharmacies? Why did they take these same players and shower them with MVP awards and Cy Youngs and accolades if they didn't "pass the eye test"?

I think this steroids saga is a black eye for baseball, but it's one of the biggest misses in sports journalism. These writers did nothing back then. They shouldn't be parading around on high horses today.
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