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January 09, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 18 comments

Poor Whitey Ford, he didn't any thing to deserve this kind of treatment from the fans.

posted by NoMich at 08:15 AM on January 09

Rob Parker won't be seen on ESPN anymore.

posted by Bonkers at 10:22 AM on January 09

So now apparently missing the playoffs for 7 years in a row isn't good enough? And there was much rejoicing in Toronto (?)

posted by tahoemoj at 01:17 PM on January 09

So now apparently missing the playoffs for 7 years in a row isn't good enough? And there was much rejoicing in Toronto (?)

Was just here to post that. A sports journalist friend in Toronto has heard a rumour there's a Luongo deal on the table that Burke refused to be a part of and ownership wants which led to his firing.

posted by dfleming at 01:18 PM on January 09

It has to be the Luongo deal. Or, the new owners don't like Burke's personality.

I'll just add this to the pile of things about the Leafs that makes it tough to be a fan...

posted by grum@work at 01:52 PM on January 09

It's official: no one elected to the Baseball HOF this year.

The numbers are up on http://www.bbwaa.com.

posted by grum@work at 02:05 PM on January 09


Name Votes (Pct.)
Craig Biggio 388 (68.2%)
Jack Morris 385 (67.7%)
Jeff Bagwell 339 (59.6%)
Mike Piazza 329 (57.8%)
Tim Raines 297 (52.2%)
Lee Smith 272 (47.8%)
Curt Schilling 221 (38.8%)
Roger Clemens 214 (37.6%)
Barry Bonds 206 (36.2%)
Edgar Martinez 204 (35.9%)
Alan Trammell 191 (33.6%)
Larry Walker 123 (21.6%)
Fred McGriff 118 (20.7%
Dale Murphy 106 (18.6%)
Mark McGwire 96 (16.9%)
Don Mattingly 75 (13.2%)
Sammy Sosa 71 (12.5%)
Rafael Palmeiro 50 (8.8%)
Bernie Williams 19 (3.3%)
Kenny Lofton 18 (3.2%)
Sandy Alomar Jr.16 (2.8%)
Julio Franco 6 (1.1%)
David Wells 5 (0.9%)
Steve Finley 4 (0.7%)
Shawn Green 2 (0.4%)
Aaron Sele 1 (0.2%)
Jeff Cirillo 0 (0%)
Royce Clayton 0 (0%)
Jeff Conine 0 (0%)
Roberto Hernandez0 (0%)
Ryan Klesko 0 (0%)
Jose Mesa 0 (0%)
Reggie Sanders 0 (0%)
Mike Stanton 0 (0%)
Todd Walker 0 (0%)
Rondell White 0 (0%)
Woody Williams 0 (0%)

posted by grum@work at 02:07 PM on January 09

Aaron Sele 1 (0.2%)

Do you brag about getting a vote or are you too embarrassed to tell people?

posted by tron7 at 02:29 PM on January 09

Who the fuck votes for Aaron Sele?!

posted by grum@work at 02:30 PM on January 09

Someone who liked his stylish delivery, I guess.

posted by beaverboard at 02:32 PM on January 09

Aaron Sele was one of the few good things about the Sox in the early '90s. He doesn't even get to the Hall of Better Than Average from my perspective. Ten years from now we'll sit back and laugh when this generation of Holier Than Though Handwringers gets bounced off the mortal coil (or at least retires). How are Biggio and Tim Raines on the outside looking in? How is the empty class good for the sport?

I thought John Kruk was going to punch Pedro Gomez on Sportscenter when Gomez openly averred he could tell by looking who used drugs. When Kruk is the voice of reason, the debate is broken.

Fun stat from Twitter:

Jack Morris: 105 ERA+, 7 postseason wins, 385 HoF votes
David Wells: 108 ERA+, 10 postseason wins, 5 HoF votes

posted by yerfatma at 02:39 PM on January 09

I hadn't heard about the poor quality of the Redskin's home field until RG3 got injured the other day. Now I'm hearing mentions of it frequently.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:09 PM on January 09

You would think that the R*****s would have a great field. They hired an expert groundskeeper from a local golf course.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:11 PM on January 09

I hadn't heard about the poor quality of the Redskin's home field until RG3 got injured the other day. Now I'm hearing mentions of it frequently.

The announcers were talking about it from at least the early 2nd quarter, and it sounded like it was a Known Issue.

posted by Etrigan at 06:40 PM on January 09

The digital media director for the Dallas Cowboys oopsed on Twitter.

posted by rcade at 06:50 PM on January 09

Heh. The Dallas Stars owned that exchange so hard.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:22 PM on January 09

Wow. That was a helluva burn. Nice word hyphenation by the Cowboys tweeter, btw.

posted by NoMich at 08:51 PM on January 09

For Derek Eagleton.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:07 PM on January 09

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