Weekend BlogJanuary 10, 2009
Deep Thought
By Patrick Sullivan

Michael Knisley has a Hall of Fame ballot, which means he has an impact on who is elected and who is not, and we all consider the National Baseball Hall-of-Fame a venerable, prestigious institution.


I had never heard of Knisley until I saw this on ESPN. Did you mean to post the 2007 results though? Because in 2008 he at least voted for Rickey, even though he also voted for Lee Smith.

And on the other hand, you have Pedro Gomez, who voted for just about everybody except for Bert Blyleven and Tim Raines. :|

A telling example of why the HOF is such a joke...and makes many of us baseball nuts so frustrated: These guys frankly don't know anything more--often they clearly know less-- about baseball than millions of fans and just about anyone who studies the game at any level.

Here's this year's:

Buster Olney voted for Jack Morris and not for Bert Blyleven? Pedro Gomez feels--no wait, it's not a feeling, he is willing to defend with statistics--a vote for Jay Bell, but not Tim Raines? As I said, these guys don't know nearly as much about baseball as they think they know.