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Friday, January 27, 2023

Baseball Hall of Fame remains one of the silliest things in sports

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Tuesday was the day of the year when the baseball people make an announcement about former players (or player) who were lucky enough to be voted into a museum in upstate New York called the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

It was also the time of year for lots of baseball fans to be reminded that the the voting process isn’t really one that should be taken too seriously and that the museum doesn’t mean as much to fans these days because of the list of amazing players who will never get the call to the Hall.

Scott Rolen was the only player voted in this year, as he got just over the threshold of 75 percent of the votes that it takes to make it. Rolen was a fantastic third baseman during his career and won a World Series with the Cardinals.  He was a 7-time All-Star in his 17 years and in his final five years he played 88, 40, 133, 65, and 92 games.

Does Rolen deserve to be a Hall of Famer? Sure. That’s not really my argument here, but I guess it does have some impact on what I’m going to say.

Here are two names from yesterday that didn’t get voted in – Manny Ramirez, and Alex Rodriguez. They once again join a group of other all-time greats like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens (who are no longer on the ballot) that will likely never get their named called and it’s why we shouldn’t take this Hall of Fame thing all that seriously.

Those guys listed above aren’t getting in because of their involvement with the steroid era, which was a pretty fun era of baseball but that’s besides the point. We all know the arguments about why they aren’t getting in and why the should get in.

Scott Rolen was a great player. Manny, A-Rod, Bonds, and Clemens were a whole lot better and have legacies that will never be forgotten.

We baseball fans know who the best players of all time were and we don’t need some museum to give the names on that list any type of validation.

Though it would give the place a lot more credibility.

Quick hits: Brady acting lame about fine… Chiefs fans mad about Super Bowl ref… Joe Burrow thirst videos are raging… And more. 

– Tom Brady is being super lame about being fined for his dirty move against the Cowboys in their NFC wild card game.

– The Chiefs aren’t in the Super Bowl yet but their fans are already mad about who is going to be the ref in that game.

– The Joe Burrow thirst videos on TikTok are RAGING right now.

– This mic’d up moment before the Giants-Eagles game is too good.

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