It's A Yes To Jeff Bagwell For A Couple Of Hall Of Fame Voters

Courtesy of Craig Calcattera for both links, we have Ken Davidoff of Newsweek explaining why he is voting for Jeff Bagwell this year, just like he did last year:

↵
↵

Think of it this way: At the risk of sounding pompous - ah, forget it, I know I sound pompous - my role as a Hall of Fame voter is to act as a judge and abide by the laws on the book. I can't be making up my own laws. And the baseball laws, prior to 2004, stated that you could pretty much do what you wanted on the illegal PED front.

↵
↵

It is not a stance I totally agree on, but props to Davidoff for not being dick like a lot of sportswriters out there.

↵

Number two, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, who is the more interesting of the two. He basically admits that he was wrong, or perhaps unwise to leave Bagwell off his ballot last year and kudos for admitting to a mistake. Hopefully others will follow suit:

↵
↵

Ignoring drug use seems unconscionable. Voting for Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Manny Ramirez would cheapen the Hall of Fame. But not voting for somebody based only a hunch is worse. It's baseball McCarthyism.

↵
↵

I don't see Bagwell getting 75% this year, but he might nudge a mite closer. When compared to the class of 2013, a few more writers might see his nose as being considerably cleaner than others, and he may claw in on Craig Biggio's coat tales.

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.