Results for tag: Bert Blyleven
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jan 6, 2010 at 04:41:42 PM


Andre Dawson, one of the weaker Hall of Fame candidates on this year’s ballot, made it into the Hall, but Bert Blyleven missed by five votes, the same number of blank ballots cast. Roberto Alomar will have to wait, just missing as well. That’s fine, too, so long as the reasons had to do with perceptions of his performance or his expectorating and not because of some phony "no one gets in on the first year" dogma that has no basis in anything except small-mindedness. If you think a player is a Hall of Famer, then vote for him. Otherwise, get over yourself.

Sometimes I look at the dates of Hall of Fame induction and compare them to the players’ death dates. Some of them got decades to enjoy the honor, others just a few years, and of course several