Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Seriously, at a time when collectors are handling cards with the same care used by museum curators, why would ANYONE place a fragile 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 piece of cardboard UNSHEATHED in their WALLET?!?!?!?
maybe because its fun. maybe because its silly. maybe because others are doing it in a communal spirit. maybe one doesn’t need a reason. shhh... serious collectors will think you are crazy.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio Elected To The Baseball Hall Of Fame With Complete 2015 Voting Results
For the first time, three pitchers have been selected to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame on the same ballot. They also happen to be first-ballot candidates making this the second year in a row that three first timers will be honored. Add to that a player who missed making the Hall last year by two votes and you have the first time since 1955 that 4 players have been elected to the Hall in the same year.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26 as part of the Hall’s Induction Weekend July 24-27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
This year’s voting saw the majority of returning players trend upward in percentages of votes, an usual sight as last year’s ballot saw most returning players trend downward. Only three players had their percentages decrease from last year’s totals, Jeff Kent, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.