Baseball Writers Association of America

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Name: Baseball Writers Association of America
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Cards' attendance: Tickets sold or fannies in the seats?

Over the years I have attended a good many Cardinal games, and I always thought I was a good judge of attendance. Boy, was I wrong. Come to find out they report tickets sold, not bodies in seats. Why? -- Charlie BairdDon't be so hard on yourself. You're ... [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

After 715: Hank Aaron ascends to American icon

Hank Aaron is being asked to look back 40 years today as baseball celebrates the moment he broke Babe Ruth's career home run record with his 715th. Aaron was 40 when he connected off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing for the record-setting homer ... [Published Mississippi Press - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

The Sports Hangover: This Tattoo Looks Smarter and the Dodger Payroll Looks Dumber Than They Did Yesterday

Hope springs eternal for fans of thirty Major League Baseball clubs. It remains alive for just four college basketball teams. The Sports Hangover ponders a man banned from Cooperstown delivering a Sunday sermon, wonders how numbers go as high as ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

To the Veterans Committee: R.E.M.'s Mike Mills makes musical plea for Dale Murphy

Mike Mills wants former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and he's used his musical skills to get his point across. Working with a band called the Baseball Project, Mills has recorded a song called "To the Veterans ... [Published Mississippi Press - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Many Girlfriends of Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter , who is a shortstop for the New York Yankees, announced that 2014 would be his final season playing Major League Baseball on Facebook in February. After breaking his ankle during the American League Championship Series in 2012, he has been ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Former columnist to speak

OWOSSO — Retired Flint Journal columnist Dean Howe will speak at the Steam Railroading Institute March 27.Howe is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and votes annually for the Baseball Hall of Fame.Subscription RequiredAn online service ... [Published The Argus-Press - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 07 2014 - Updated Mar 08 2014 - 1 reports

He Did More to Revolutionize Modern Pitching Than Anyone. And He Never Stepped on a Mound.

The most revolutionary figure in modern pitching died yesterday. His name wasn’t Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson, or Pedro Martinez. Fans never chanted his name. His visage appears neither on a baseball card nor on a Cooperstown plaque. In fact, Dr. Frank ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 07 2014]
First reported Jan 13 2014 - Updated Jan 13 2014 - 1 reports

Great power, great responsibility and the BBWAA

It’s no secret that inductions into the National Baseball Hall of Fame have come under heavy scrutiny during the past few years. It’s almost like being in high school: who’s in, who’s out, who totally wore the wrong shoes to prom and — above all — who ... [Published UV Cavalier Daily - Jan 13 2014]
First reported Jan 10 2014 - Updated Jan 10 2014 - 1 reports

A Farce in Cooperstown

Late last year, Tim Marchman of the muckraking sports site Deadspin announced a plan to "buy" the baseball Hall of Fame vote of a sportswriter. The logic of Deadspin's stunt was clear enough. For the first 15 years of a player's eligibility, the Hall ... [Published TAPPED - Jan 10 2014]
First reported Jan 09 2014 - Updated Jan 09 2014 - 1 reports

ESPN Host Given Lifetime Ban from HOF Voting for Giving Ballot to Website

On Thursday, The Baseball Writers Association of America suspended ESPN host Dan Le Batard's (right) membership for a year and banned him from voting for Hall of Fame candidates for life for giving his Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin.  ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 09 2014]
First reported Jan 08 2014 - Updated Jan 09 2014 - 3 reports

Craig Biggio Admits He's 'Disappointed' After Missing Hall Of Fame Election By Just Two Votes

Craig Biggio will have to wait at least another year for the coveted call to Cooperstown. The longtime Houston Astros standout missed out on being elected into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame as part of the Class of 2014 by just two votes. Biggio ... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Jan 09 2014]
First reported Jan 09 2014 - Updated Jan 09 2014 - 1 reports

No BGO for HOF

Missed it by one vote . One of the most majestic induction classes in the history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame was set on Wednesday with the announcement that Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected by eligible writers ... [Published Off the Kuff - Jan 09 2014]

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"I think it's downright lying," Jackson said. "It's a subliminal message: 'We're having a great time at the game, so you ought to come and join us.' It's part of the strategy. It's perfectly legal and it's accepted. It's the way the game is done."
...years after a 40-year-old authored one of the most memorable moments in sports history have never changed him," Selig wrote in a USA Today story. "The Hank Aaron I got to know in the 1960s -- before the dawn of my career in baseball -- is the same man today. ... He lives with the kind of consistency that led him to set the home run record despite never assembling a 50-homer year. His life is a testament to modesty, dignity and service, particularly to children chasing their dreams."
...As the baseball writer and researcher Bill James puts it , "if 80 percent of the players are using corked bats and it is unclear whether there is or is not there is any rules against it, is that cheating?" The argument is, to me, unanswerable. Cheating involves breaking rules...

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Cards' attendance: Tickets sold or fannies in t... [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 11 2014]
After 715: Hank Aaron ascends to American icon [Published Mississippi Press - Apr 08 2014]
The Sports Hangover: This Tattoo Looks Smarter ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 01 2014]
To the Veterans Committee: R.E.M.'s Mike Mills ... [Published Mississippi Press - Mar 31 2014]
The Many Girlfriends of Derek Jeter [Published Examiner.com - Mar 25 2014]
Former columnist to speak [Published The Argus-Press - Mar 18 2014]
He Did More to Revolutionize Modern Pitching Th... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 07 2014]
Farewell to Ralph Kiner: Elite Power Hitter and... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Feb 07 2014]
Great power, great responsibility and the BBWAA [Published UV Cavalier Daily - Jan 13 2014]
Weekend link dump for January 12 [Published Off the Kuff - Jan 12 2014]
Cooperstown balloting a joke [Published Corvallis Gazette-Times - Jan 12 2014]
A Farce in Cooperstown [Published TAPPED - Jan 10 2014]
ESPN Host Given Lifetime Ban from HOF Voting fo... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 09 2014]
Frank Thomas, the Paul Bunyan of Baseball, Welc... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 09 2014]
No BGO for HOF [Published Off the Kuff - Jan 09 2014]
Craig Biggio Admits He's 'Disappointed' After M... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Jan 09 2014]
Mike Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser Rip 'Sanctimonious... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Jan 09 2014]
My Thoughts On The Baseball Hall Of Fame: Meh [Published Think Progress - Jan 08 2014]
Craig Biggio Misses Hall of Fame by Two Votes [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 08 2014]
Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Added to Hall of Fame [Published WREG - Jan 08 2014]
Sin of Omission: Hall Voter Snubs Maddux [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 08 2014]
The Sports Hangover: Naked Luck, Kiss Army Save... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 06 2014]
Hall of Lame: Cooperstown Keeping Worthy Player... [Published Breitbart Feed - Dec 31 2013]
Deadspin Buys Baseball Hall Of Fame Vote, Baseb... [Published Think Progress - Dec 03 2013]
Time to ponder how the Hall of Fame voters will... [Published Off the Kuff - Dec 02 2013]
Hurdle named NL Manager of the Year; Francona A... [Published Beaver County Times - Nov 13 2013]
Fernandez, Myers picked top rookies [Published Bend Bulletin - Nov 12 2013]
Wil Myers Wins AL Rookie Of The Year, Becoming ... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Nov 11 2013]
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The Sports Hangover: This Tattoo Looks Smarter ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 01 2014]
Hope springs eternal for fans of thirty Major League Baseball clubs. It remains alive for just four college basketball teams. The Sports Hangover ponders a man banned from Cooperstown delivering a Sunday sermon, wonders how numbers go as high as ...
He Did More to Revolutionize Modern Pitching Th... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 07 2014]
The most revolutionary figure in modern pitching died yesterday. His name wasn’t Randy Johnson, Bob Gibson, or Pedro Martinez. Fans never chanted his name. His visage appears neither on a baseball card nor on a Cooperstown plaque. In fact, Dr. Frank ...
Farewell to Ralph Kiner: Elite Power Hitter and... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Feb 07 2014]
Source: Super-Nerd / Flickr The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame announced the passing of Ralph Kiner, 91, on February 6. The man who commanded “Kiner’s Korner” as the beloved New York Mets announcer originally belted home runs to a part of Forbes ...
Weekend link dump for January 12 [Published Off the Kuff - Jan 12 2014]
First world problems are still problems worth solving. When Captain America wears a turban , it’s pretty cool. As The Slacktivist often says, they are coming for your birth control . Don’t be surprised by it. “As a result, Netflix can’t, any ...
A Farce in Cooperstown [Published TAPPED - Jan 10 2014]
Late last year, Tim Marchman of the muckraking sports site Deadspin announced a plan to "buy" the baseball Hall of Fame vote of a sportswriter. The logic of Deadspin's stunt was clear enough. For the first 15 years of a player's eligibility, the Hall ...
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