BDD: Frank Thomas, BBWAA, and Slam Dunks

At Baseball Daily Digest, I explain why I don’t trust the BBWAA to make the slam dunk of an election in 2014 of Frank Thomas to baseball’s Hall of Fame.

I consider this a great opportunity for the BBWAA to fix what’s wrong — a chance for them to win back the disenfranchised, a group to which I belong. Okay, that’s a little self-centered, let me put it this way: it’s a great opportunity for the BBWAA to fix what’s wrong. Period. The case of Frank Thomas highlights a lot of the bad logic some of the writers have used and will use.

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  1. ShooterB

    February 12, 2010 01:06 PM

    Interesting article. What should make for good discussion and public debate amongst the BBWAA has become an absolute joke. Basically, for the made-up HOF criteria you mentioned. As a fellow disenfranchisist (pretty sure that’s not a real word), I don’t think that is something they can ever really fix.

    Maybe their should be a Baseball Bloggers Association that makes their own HOF. Frank Thomas is easily in, as his production speaks for itself. If a DH rule is allowed in the sport, there is no logical reason it should be held against someone who is up for HOF consideration.

    I nominate Baer for the BBBA Hall of Fame chairman. I will be running for Assistant to the Regional Manager.

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