Who are the Idiots ...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jim Moore, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2001
    Oddometer:
    14,789
    Location:
    Jax, FL
    Who are the fucking idiots who didn't vote Greg Maddux into the Baseball Hall of Fame? He only got 97% of the vote. What excuse could they possibly give?
    #1
  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,736
    Location:
    the 'Ha
    This has already been covered in the popular media. The name of at least one voter, and his reason(s) were given.
    #2
  3. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,976
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    Was this his final chance?
    #3
  4. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Oddometer:
    19,961
    Location:
    SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
    No - he, Glavine and Thomas were all first-time votes into the HOF.

    In fact, this trio of first-timers was the first to get in since the 1999 class of Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount.

    That's great for these guys - all great players. I was a huge Braves fan when Glavine and Maddux pitched and Thomas, being an ex-Auburn football and basefall player, was always a favorite.
    #4
  5. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,652
    Location:
    Philippines and Seattle
    I agree Greg Maddux should have gotten 100% of the votes.

    Also what gets me is these baseball writers all say "hitting major league pitching is the hardest thing in sports." They have no problem voting for AL pitchers who don't bat, but, can't bring themselves to vote for Edgar Martinez.
    #5