Dave Winfield is a wonderful ambassador of HOF ideals and standards, whom baseball would do well to promote and embrace. He could have told Rose the outright truth though, instead of playing the ‘this is what I hear’ card. To his credit, he doesn’t seem as aggressive and bombastic as he has in the past. Winfield has become, and will hopefully continue to be, a deserving elder statesman of the game.
Baseball writers are (mostly) people too and generally take their stewardship of the Hall of Fame seriously. Even though the stats for a HOFer might not change from year to year…a ‘first ballot’ selection to many writers is, as we believe it should be, reserved for the most elite of all players of a generation.
For all his myriad errors, Bud Selig is generally right. The game has never been more popular and his oversight has helped usher the game’s popularity to unprecedented heights. However, he simply won’t admit he was (and continues to be) wrong on many things. He isn’t pure evil as many baseball fans think…but he is a relatively spineless bureaucrat seemingly only beholden to his fellow owners. Selig doesn’t have the game’s best interest at heart, but how can you argue the results? If the game had remained where it was before Selig took over, it can be argued that baseball would be less popular than the NHL at this point in history. Who would that benefit?
If you don’t like interleague play, don’t fucking watch. If you don’t like the ramifications of the All-Star game…again, don’t watch. If you despise skyrocketing salaries…stay as far away from the ballpark as possible. So far, there isn’t enough public outrage to justify a switch. Selig is reactionary…not visionary. Just like most stuff, if your opinion is among the majority, the things you dislike will usually change or disappear altogether. Well, except Chris Berman’s career longevity…nobody can adequately explain that.
Bob Gibson, forever the hardass, looked like he might jump up and punch old Willie Mays in the throat when called a ‘headhunter’.
Hank Aaron is cool as all hell.
Is Bob Costas 45 or 70? Hard to tell.
Reigning NL MVP Jimmy Rollins is a perfect spokesman for the plight of blacks, or lack thereof, in MLB. Not just because he’s an articulate dude, but because he is very intelligent and doesn’t mind telling it the way he sees it. Jesse probably wants to cut Rollins’ nuts off, too.
OK, enough for now…time to scour the web for more Favre shit. That’s what the stat counter tells us you like.