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Jonah Keri, Dave Brown and David Schoenfield admitted to the BBWAA

Dec 10, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

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The Baseball Writers Association of America held its annual meeting this morning and admitted three new members to its ranks. They are: Grantland/ESPN’s Jonah Keri, Yahoo!’s Dave Brown and ESPN’s David Schoenfield.

All three are deserving, hard-working baseball writers. All three are also top representatives of online baseball media. It’s very good, both for them and, especially, for the BBWAA, that they are now part of its ranks. It will help the organization move forward and, over time, will hopefully help the results of awards voting and Hall of Fame voting better reflect newer metrics and advanced analysis.

Congrats, guys.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    That is nice. My question is “when will the BBWAA dump the members who no longer cover baseball on a regular basis?”

    • Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      That’s THE question, ain’t it? Why not cull from the herd those who no longer actively cover baseball. Why does it have to be a lifetime membership?

      At least the good guys are now getting in.

      • paperlions - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Is membership life-long?

        I thought it was just that once you get a HOF vote, you get THAT until you die. Only active members that actively cover the sport vote on annual awards.

  2. hojo20 - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I would like El Pres from Barstool to get s HOF vote than a Jonah Keri.

  3. slystone111 - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    ‘Roiders, all three of ‘em. Especially Keri.

  4. mmeyer3387 - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    I have no problem with Brown or Keri: but folks please forgive me for this rant, but I’m sick and tired of most of our sports journalist. These guys are just writers that cover sports that often go beyond the game and tell who has affairs, who are bad because they don’t like to give interviews. Most tend to be part of a profession that’s an obnoxious group with egos and political agendas, which enjoys and poking and prodding the players and coaches with their options. They often view their selves as “king makers” that go out their way to make sure, which guys we should like or dislike. I’m sick of sports writers of the like of Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and, Bob Costas. I watch sports for enjoyment and the love of the game. They need to understand that the average fan enjoys sports and we have no for their views on politics and morality. They need to realize that they are not bigger than the game. Their views and opinions are not any more important than any other fans. Furthermore, they need to Just shout up and let us enjoy the game.

    • DJ MC - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Costas you can’t really get around (since, you know, he’s a broadcaster, not a writer), but it’s pretty damn easy to avoid any of the writers you wish.

  5. moogro - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    The cue ball and the broken cue stick in the logo: is that implying pool and bar fights after work?

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