October 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 - 9 comments

Follow up blog posting by Joe Posnanski regarding the HOF voting ballot from a few days ago.

My favourite tidbit:
When you total the votes this way [10pts for 1st, 9 for 2nd, etc.], Clemens too is a slam dunk Hall of Famer. While he didn't get many first place votes, he got more than 800 second place votes and more than 1,000 third place votes -- more than three quarters of his vote total landed him in the Top 3. That was way, way more than Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell or Mike Piazza, all who finished ahead of him in raw percentage. In fact, Clemens got more Top 3 votes than those three players COMBINED.

Quick summary:
Those that would vote for Clemens or Bonds would do so enthusiastically.

posted by grum@work at 12:14 PM on October 09

If you're 43-years old, batted .183 in the recently completed season, and played zero innings in the field, you have to figure that your playing days in MLB are over, right?

Not so fast!

posted by grum@work at 12:19 PM on October 09

'You can't do that'

posted by tommytrump at 02:09 PM on October 09

Onion: Washington Redskins Change Their Name to D.C. Redskins

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:36 PM on October 09

'You can't do that'

That. Is. Awesome.

I'm hoping later in the season we get:

"I've been calling this all night."


"Yeah, I saw you do it."

posted by grum@work at 03:45 PM on October 09

I was watching that Stars game. The call reminds me of NFL referee Ben Dreith flagging a quarterback-punching player for "giving him the business."

posted by rcade at 04:25 PM on October 09

'You can't do that'

How about
Keep it up - I'll turn this zamboni right around

posted by kokaku at 05:00 PM on October 09

Ed Hochuli might qualify as "national treasure" by my definition.

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:14 PM on October 09

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