36 Chambers – The Legendary Journeys: Execution to the max!

January 10, 2014

Meet one of the guys who didn’t vote for Greg Maddux.

Filed under: Sports — Tony Demchak @ 3:53 pm

Deadspin, as usual, breaks the story. The author’s ballot — Larry Rocca is his name — consisted of Jack Morris, Hideo Nomo, Alan Trammell, and Tim Raines. He took the “moral high ground” by insisting that nobody in the steroid era would get his vote. (Shh, nobody tell him that all of his candidates played during the era, if you date it to 1989 like many historians do.) Personally, I think he just threw darts at his ballot, signed, and took a nap.

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  1. I’m sputtering at the level of super-stupidity here. Hideo Nomo? A dude with an ERA+ under 100? Whose first year in the majors was 1995 and whose last year was 2005?

    If the BBWAA has a rule to expel voting members, this would be a perfect example. If not, they need to institute that, or at least mandatory atomic wedgies for idiots like Larry Rocca.

    Comment by Kevin Feasel — January 11, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

  2. […] The changes, specifically, are two: first, you have to sign a conduct clause in order to cast a ballot and second, you now get 10 years instead of 15 years on the ballot. The first rule is to prevent the Dan Le Batard scenario from occurring again, obviously. Sadly, the conduct clause includes nothing about denying votes to the sort of people dumb enough to not vote for Greg Maddux. […]

    Pingback by Next step: renaming to Rotunda of Notoriety | 36 Chambers - The Legendary Journeys: Execution to the max! — July 28, 2014 @ 12:29 am

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