Harold Baines to be enshrined in Cooperstown.
by Father Nieuwland (2018-12-09 21:38:34)
Edited on 2018-12-09 22:15:30

Just open the damn doors and admit anyone who ever put on a uniform.

Frankie Frisch’s Veterans Committee has returned as the Today’s Game Committee. Getting 75% of 16 idiots is a lot easier than 75% of 549 BBWAA.

Edit - the highest percentage of the BBWAA vote Baines received in his five years on the ballot was 6.1%.




The Veterans Committee didn't want to let anyone
by 1978Irish  (2018-12-10 17:35:49)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

in the Hall. Thankfully, they have loosened things up, but this might be a little too loose.

I am a Cub fan, but I liked Baines as a player and a person, but there is no way I think he belongs in the Hall of Fame.

The same with Lee Smith. He was a very good player, but not a lights out closer. I was always nervous when he was closing games.

I agree that someone like Lou Whitaker should go in first, although Lou was not the best best second baseman in baseball for 15 years as someone else posted. He only made 5 all star teams.


Committee thought they were voting for Raines. *
by Porpoiseboy  (2018-12-10 14:33:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


"I said lunch not launch!" *
by Father Nieuwland  (2018-12-10 15:17:31)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


decent player, but not HOF. *
by 84david  (2018-12-10 08:35:57)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


There are 120 players with higher WAR than Baines
by wiNDycityfan  (2018-12-10 09:48:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

*and* Lee Smith combined. One of them is Lou Whitaker


I love Baines, but that's a travesty. *
by CJC  (2018-12-09 22:32:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Reinsdorf must have voted early and often *
by Father Nieuwland  (2018-12-09 22:58:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post