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  1. 2004 championship Red Sox team reunites at Fenway Park

    May 29, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Damon Manny

    The most celebrated team in Red Sox history gathered at Fenway Wednesday to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 2004 championship team.

  2. Cole Hamels picks up 100th career victory against the Reds

    May 17, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels achieved a milestone in Saturday’s victory over the Reds, picking up his 100th career win.

  3. Three Jeopardy! contestants whiffed on a slam-dunk Hall of Fame answer

    Jan 17, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens Red Sox

    In the interest of full disclosure before I jump into the meat of the subject and poke some fun at some Jeopardy! contestants, I consistently whiff on a good 99 percent of Jeopardy! clues. But when it’s Teen Jeopardy time, or if there’s a baseball category, I’m ready to risk it all on a Daily…

  4. What to expect over the next five years of Hall of Fame balloting

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

    crystal ball

    Don’t look at me like that. There’s literally nothing else going on right now. Anyway: The great Jay Jaffe — the creator of the JAWS Hall of Fame scoring system which ranks a candidate’s worthiness of induction — takes a look at the potential Hall of Fame ballots over the next five years to see…

  5. Looking ahead to next year’s Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:28 AM EST

    Pedro Martinez

    Because one can never get too much of a head start. As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas exit the ballot as Hall of Fame inductees, a new and nearly as intriguing class of first timers will arrive in 11 months: Randy Johnson: 5 Cy Youngs, 2nd all-time in strikeouts, 303 wins Pedro Martinez:…

  6. Deadspin reveals who gave them their Hall of Fame vote

    Jan 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Man-Handing-out-Money

    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,…

  7. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2014, 2:05 PM EST

    Cooperstown

    The 2014 induction class of the Baseball Hall of Fame was announced Wednesday afternoon and Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are on their way to Cooperstown. Players must be named on 75% of the Baseball Writers Association of America’s ballots to get in. Maddux was named on 97.2%, Glavine 91.9% and Thomas 83.7%.…

  8. This is the year Hall of Fame ballot reality catches up with Jack Morris

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

    Jack Morris Tigers

    I, like many, believe four players will get elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame today: Greg Maddux will be elected almost unanimously (I suspect at least four people will not vote for him), Tom Glavine will be in the mid-to-high 90s in percentage, Frank Thomas will go in comfortably and Craig Biggio will just…

  9. The massive Hall of Fame post

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    The Hall of Fame ... has never really married its two founding visions.  Some people still view it as Alexander Cleland’s place for parents and children to enjoy the history of baseball and maybe go to the field for a catch. Some view it the way Ford Frick did, as baseball’s “Hall of Great Americans,” to honor players who represent the fundamental principles that make up the spirit of the American people.

    Part I: A short history First, just a little bit of history. The Baseball Hall of Fame, more or less, was the brainchild of two people. The first knew nothing whatsoever about baseball. The second romanticized the game beyond all reason. You can think about whose spirit still lingers over Cooperstown, N.Y. The first was…

  10. So, how’s the Hall of Fame voting going so far?

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    Cooperstown

    Every year my friend Repoz over at Baseball Think Factory keeps track of the Hall of Fame balloting via his “HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!”  It’s a nice snapshot of what voters who have made their ballots public thus far are doing. At the moment, with 14.4% of the vote in (based on last year’s number…

  11. Dan Shaughnessy clearly doesn’t give a crap about his Hall of Fame ballot

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:41 AM EST

    dan shaughnessy

    As I’ve noted several times, my Hall of Fame thing isn’t necessarily voters getting “the right ballot.” It’s just about having an actual coherent philosophy and approach and maintaining some level of intellectual consistency about yourself. For example, Ken Rosenthal and I differ sharply about PED users in the Hall of Fame, but his Hall…

  12. Watch the trailer for “Million Dollar Arm”

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:34 PM EST

    Jon Hamm

    This is the movie that is based — quite loosely, it appears, anyway — on the Rinku and Dinesh story.  I feel like it’ll be a good movie regardless of how close it hews to reality, though. For one thing Jon Hamm is cool. For another: the Curt Schilling cameo looks like it’ll be really,…

  13. Brian Kenny’s hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot is… interesting

    Dec 20, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

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    Brian Kenny is not an official Baseball Hall of Fame voter. If he did have a vote, however, it’d go a little something like this: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 In the interest of full disclosure: I do not…

  14. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

    Tom Glavine

    I don’t have a Hall of Fame ballot, of course, but most people don’t and they pick their hypothetical ballot, so I’ll pick mine. Note: this is not my assessment of who I think will get in. I’ll get to that later. These are just my thoughts on the guys and my selections. And, in…

  15. How to handle this overstuffed Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    thomas

    We have a problem here, one that’s going to keep getting worse in future years. The Hall of Fame electorate is permitted to vote for only 10 players per year, but this ballot contains more than 10 Hall of Famers: Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Tom Glavine Greg Maddux Mark McGwire Mike…

  16. The Hall of Fame ballot is out, and it’s jam-packed with Hall of Famers

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

    Greg Maddux

    The Hall of Fame ballot for the 2014 inductions has been released and it’s so full of Hall of Fame-worthy players it’s a bit ridiculous. Of course, because voters are limited to ten votes and most voters have decided to make the Hall of Fame election a morality test rather than just an assessment of…

  17. Red Sox redefine what it means to be dynasty

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…

  18. Forget the ‘one great player’ structure for this World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    2013WSLogo

    BOSTON — There seems to be quite a bit of talk about continuity going into this year’s World Series. Well, hey, it’s the Cardinals and the Red Sox again. Fourth time. That was the matchup in ’46, with Stan Musial and Ted Williams, Enos Slaughter and Johnny Pesky, Red Schoendienst and Bobby Doerr and that…

  19. Cardinals await conclusion of ALCS as World Series will be a rematch of 2004 or 2006

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:50 PM EST

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    With a thorough 9-0 drubbing of the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the Cardinals clinched a World Series appearance for the first time since, uh, last week. At least it feels that way, anyway. They won the World Series in 2011 against the Texas Rangers in seven games. The Cardinals are anxiously waiting…

  20. When it Raines, Part I

    Sep 23, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Tim Raines

    A fantastic point here made by Tom Tango, and I have to admit that it has made me (for the nine millionth time) rethink the Baseball Hall of Fame. As you might have heard, Fangraphs asked a bunch of writers to name the three best eligible players not in the Hall of Fame. They asked the writers…

  21. Andy Pettitte’s complicated Hall of Fame case

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:25 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    Andy Pettitte was never a dominant starter. That’s pretty much indisputable. In 18 big-league seasons, Pettitte has never won a Cy Young Award, an ERA title or a strikeout crown. The only “black ink” on his Baseball-Reference page comes from the three times he led or shared his league lead in games started. He’s thrown…

  22. Yu Darvish brings no-hitter into the seventh, but loses anyway

    Aug 30, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    Rangers starter Yu Darvish brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the third time this season, but things quickly started to unravel after the right-hander began the inning with a 2-0 lead. Darvish walked Brian Dozier, then fell behind Chris Herrmann 2-0. He then threw a 91 MPH cutter over the plate, which Herrmann…

  23. Hall of Fame weekend “kind of sad”, “not as much excitement”

    Jul 27, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    No, Hideki Matsui is not a Hall of Famer

    The Baseball Writers Association of America opted not to elect any new living members to the Hall of Fame for the first time since 1965. Scott Miller of CBS Sports asked some living legends about the atmosphere in Cooperstown, New York, and the sentiment wasn’t very positive. “This year, it’s kind of sad,” former Cardinals…

  24. Tim Lincecum could have an interesting Hall of Fame case someday

    Jul 14, 2013, 10:36 AM EST

    Tim Lincecum

    With his fastball hovering around 90 mph these days, Tim Lincecum will probably never again be what he was when he first came up. Of course, that’s a remarkably high standard; Lincecum won Cy Young Awards in his first two full seasons and led the NL in strikeouts three years in a row. From 2007…

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