January 26, 2022
Sometimes I get it right the first time….
Yesterday’s vote by the BBWAA for the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 once again caused a cacophony in the chorus of baseball pundits. Should the allegations of steroids use should keep players such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out of the Hall? I listened to MLB Network and ESPN, and read much of the commentary online. There was the usual disagreement, with most taking the “high road” and saying “no” to admission. Bob Costas’s comments on MLB Network, however, had the audacity to disagree as to Bonds and Clemens. His arguments sounded familiar. So, I went into the B.A.B.E.S. archives and found what I was looking for – my own views expressed ten ballots ago, in January, 2013. I think I had it right then, just as Costas had it right yesterday. Did he read my column? Probably not, but a decade of debate has not changed my opinion.
January 12, 2022
“Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on. This scarecrow of a suit has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means. The parties to it understand it least, but it has been observed that no two Chancery lawyers can talk about it for five minutes without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises.” Bleak House, Charles Dickens
January 1, 2022
Happy New Year!
(Night game on the National Mall)
December 4, 2021
Trophies – new and old. We all know Miles could play… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Yeq9svqO8.
© JSR 2022