Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pedro Gomez is a silly goose

Isn't ESPN's Pedro Gomez a silly goose? Big League Stew brought to my attention that he voted for Jay Bell to go to Cooperstown and not Bert Blyleven.
Now, I can't rip Bell too much. He was one of us. The Twins drafted him in 1984. Then, ironically, the Twins traded him to the Indians in a deal that brought us Bert from the Pirates. Then Bell...I don't know...played for some teams and stuff? Apparently he had a nice career. Good for him.
But more deserving than the Farting Dutchman? Bert has struck out more batters than Tom Seaver, Hank Aaron, and Willy Mays combined. How many other players have done that? Not many. Like four, maybe.

Every year there are some dumb ballots cast by members of the BBWAA. Every year there are also two "B's" in their acronym for no reason. Baseball is one word. One "B" should be sufficient. Oh, and be sure to check out their website. It was created by eighth grader Tyler Kirkvold as his final project in his personal computing class.

Anyway, can you imagine if we didn't use the stuffy BBWAA rules and the public voted players into the HOF, like we do for all-star games? I can.

Here would be your 2009 HOF class:

Shigetoshi Hasegawa
Hideki Irabu
Masao Kida
Kazuhiro Sasaki
Masato Yoshii


haasertime said...

i just called time&temp (507-645-6651) and it said it was -28. I should warm up my car before i go to work today.

That website is hillarious. I've never heard of Jay Bell. Who was the bell who played for the jays?

tfrezac2002 said...

Jay Bell did rip a home run off Blyleven in his first career at bat, so maybe he was better.