Tag: hall of fame

WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr still has that magical swing

Ken Griffey Jr is well-known for his baseball swing that is as smooth as butter. And while many have known that Griffey is one heck of a golfer, few have witnessed that smooth swing on the golf course. But an Instagram video released by the PGA yesterday shows that Griffey’s perfect swing is still very much intact. And if you feel like taking a trip down memory lane, check out the fan tribute video below (start at 3:23 mark)…  ...

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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted into MLB Hall of Fame

In the biggest news of the baseball offseason, and despite side-stories around it,  some of the greats to ever play the game were finally voted into MLB’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were nearly sure-bets and slugger Frank Thomas admitted he couldn’t sleep and was nervous about the entire process. Once voted in, a picture of Thomas was tweeted out with the ultimate look of accomplishment on face…. But we can never talk about those voted into the Hall of Fame without talking about the process and who was left out. Craig Biggio...

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Now We Know Why Pete Rose Wasn’t Voted Into the Hall of Fame

We all  know Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame for his on the field talents. And while others would argue that he should be banned for life as a result of betting on the game of baseball, I suspect there was another reason why he will never be inducted. This. Picture. I….I don’t even know how to explain this. Be sure to hit the jump to see the FULL image. If you dare…. [image...

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Counter Argument: No One Deserves To Be Voted Into the MLB Hall of Fame

The following was written by Lisa Chung to counter point the argument that the MLB SHOULD have voted in players from the steroid era. Read on to see why Lisa’s believes they SHOULDN’T be. Around 2pm on Wednesday the announcement was made that no one was voted into the MLB Hall of Fame. At first I was shocked but when I saw who was on the ballot and I started to understand why. First you have Barry Bonds, then you have Roger Clemens and lastly, you have the steroids era that comes along with that. True that Barry Bonds...

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The MLB Hall of Fame Can’t Have It Both Ways

For only the 3rd time in the last 53 years,  the Baseball Writers’ Association of America decided not to elect a single person into the MLB’s Hall of Fame. This action, or inaction, to exclude players from the steroid era is seen as a line in the sand for traditionalists that may or may not shape the way the future of voting is conducted for the most traditional sport in today’s age. Let’s put things in perspective, arguably the most star-studded ballot in MLB’s history did not give a single player 75% voting approval for the Hall of Fame: Barry...

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