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Deadspin reveals who gave them their Hall of Fame vote

Jan 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT


It’s Dan LeBatard. And he explains his rationale over at the website today. It’s a pretty good rationale. And, the headline here and picture to the right notwithstanding, LeBatard received no payment for it. He gave it up willingly and freely.

And the ballot that the Deadspin readers submitted — Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martínez, Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Curt Schilling — is pretty darn good too.

Of course, the BBWAA is not likely to agree that this exercise in consciousness raising was all well and good. They approve of stupid protests of their own members, but not smart protests by their own members with the help of common people like baseball fans. Clearly you see the difference.

Anyway, I just saw the first volley fired at LeBatard. Of course it is passive-aggressive, in that it’s not directed at LeBatard himself even though he’s on Twitter. It also has the added fun of a total lack of self-awareness:


Jon, hate to break it to you, but you work for a website too. I’m sorry to be the one to have to tell you.

Oh well, go get him, BBWAA. You know you’ve been wanting to.

  1. metitometin - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    LeBatard is all wet on this one. Bonds and Clemens and Sosa and McGwire and Palmeiro broke the rules. They knowingly took illegal drugs/steroids to inflate their numbers and then lied about it to Congress. Keep them all out of the Hall of Fame for life. I have no problem with the Hall of Fame voters keeping all of these ‘losers’ off their ballots.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Dan Lebatard has a nightly radio show on 790 here in Macondo – his home base – that I avoid like the plague. It’s dumb and juvenile to the point of pain, which makes Lebatard’s occasional moments of inspired writing more anomalous. For a while, one of his weekly features was a movie discussion with the Chihuahua before Scrooge McLoria pulled on his choke chain and locked him in the basement of Macondo Banana Massacre Field after his 2012 splurge team tanked. It was mildly diverting to listen to the elf confusing James Cagney with Eduardo Ciannelli or Jimmy Stewart with Gary Cooper but after awhile that wore off along with the rest of Danny’s show. Thank Buddha for the Grateful Dead channel in the orfseason.

  3. thissiteisbs - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    how come when you click on thumbsdown, immediately 2 thumbs up appear???
    try it for yourselves, click on the unpopular thumbs up or thumbs down and your vote gets negated!!!
    what kind of _____ is that?

  4. bobb12901 - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    just reading a couple of posts about how the ballots are cast by baseball writers is enough to make me quit reading. we as fans as all-star ballets are cast should also say who gets in the hall enough said on the baseball game

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