Baseball Writers Deign To Welcome Just One Guy to Immortal Buffet

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Andre Dawson: in. Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar, and Todd Zeile: out. And since the BBWAA stole our collective souls today, I stole their HTML for this nifty chart that displays their utter inability to disperse votes to reputable baseball players. The voting results:

2010 Hall of Fame voting
Name Votes Pct.
Andre Dawson 420 77.9%
Bert Blyleven 400 74.2%
Roberto Alomar 397 73.7%
Jack Morris 282 52.3%
Barry Larkin 278 51.6%
Lee Smith 255 47.3%
Edgar Martinez 195 36.2%
Tim Raines 164 30.4%
Mark McGwire 128 23.7%
Alan Trammell 121 22.4%
Fred McGriff 116 21.5%
Don Mattingly 87 16.1%
Dave Parker 82 15.2%
Dale Murphy 63 11.7%
Harold Baines 33 6.1%
Andres Galarraga 22 4.1%
Robin Ventura 7 1.3%
Ellis Burks 2 0.4%
Eric Karros 2 0.4%
Kevin Appier 1 0.2%
Pat Hentgen 1 0.2%
David Segui 1 0.2%
Mike Jackson 0 0.0%
Ray Lankford 0 0.0%
Shane Reynolds 0 0.0%
Todd Zeile 0 0.0%
Note: 405 votes (75%) required for enshrinement. Induction July 25, 2010 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Thoughts?


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7 Comments

Sorry the comments disappeared, everyone. We've been having server issues in the past 24 hours that are out of our control.

I blame catshirt.

Blyleven and Alomar got fucked over. Question: if Dawson gets in with 8 AS appearances, 8 GG's, and 1 MVP in 21 seasons, does Mattingly get in with 6 AS appearances, 6 GG's, and 1 MVP in 14 seasons?

I know Dawson crushes Mattingly in total HR's RBI, and SB, but Mattingly had a career .307 BA to Dawson's .279. Mattingly's OBP was higher than Dawson's. And Mattingly struck out a lot less than Dawson.

I know I'm a biased Yankee loving jamook, but I think Mattingly has a case to get in since Dawson did.


Also, who the fuck gave David Segui a vote?

I'll fill in the comments that we missed: Rob was saying that Albert Belle is a fine candidate for the Hall, I was expounding on my experiences parasailing in Aruba, and Chief Wahoo mentioned that much of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is based on him.

I had a halfway decent Todd Zeile joke in those initial comments, and now it's been lost to oblivion. You've screwed me again, technology!

Also lost in the initial comments? The Youtube link to Rob singing Bon Jovi. Totally proved that he didn't welch on the bet. Yup, didn't welch at all. Not a coward, no siree.

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