It's that time again ... the 2003 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced tomorrow. There are 33 eligible candidates on this year's ballot, ranging (alphabetically speaking) from Bert Blyleven to Todd Worrell. Who gets in? Or, more specifically, who gets your vote?
Don't want to re-hash the flood of arguments about who should get in, or the watering down of Hall quality, or (god forbid) Pete Rose. Just want to share my ballot as it would look if the Hall came to its senses and gave me a vote.
No explanations offered ... just a ballot. Remember, you can only vote for 10; and yes, I am pretty liberal in that I think there are more than 10 worthy candidates. Please note, though, that I do show some discrimination -- even as a New York guy, neither Mattingly nor Hernandez get in through my gate. Two of these guys might well go in as Expos, incidentally.
Again, listed alphabetically:
As soon as Sutter gets in:
Not quite makin' it, so says me:
Murphy, Parker and Rice were the toughest "no" votes. And I wish I could vote for Ron Santo.