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Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

A Step in the Right Direction for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.

Jack Morris, Mike Mussina and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the BBWAA's failure to vote many players into the Hall of Fame in recent years, including none last year, this year's Hall of Fame Ballot has well over ten candidates who have solid to excellent Hall of Fame credentials.

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

Activists Want Political Ad Shot At Idaho Elementary School Pulled

Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

A commercial opposing Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's controversial education reform measures in Idaho that was filmed at Woodro...

The Boys of Summer: Turning Fifty at Red Sox Fantasy Camp.

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.21.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We spend the first day of camp finding out if our baseball muscles still work. I am 50. My old pair of cleats cuts off my circulation. It's going to be a very long week.

In Spitting Distance of Baseball's Hall of Fame

Billy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billy Altman

Did Roberto Alomar disgrace himself and disrespect the game by spitting in the face of an umpire? Yes. Should that one (wet) blotch on his record keep him out of the Hall? No.

Why Mark McGwire Won't Get Into The Hall Of Fame: It's More Than Just Steroids

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Yes, Mark McGwire's career total of 583 home runs is impressive. But by every other measure, he falls short. Way short. There's his anemic .263 lifetime batting average, and his measly 1,626 hits.

Ricky Henderson Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ricky Henderson was While Henderson, one of baseball's best leadoff hitters, rumbled into the Hall with 94.8 percent of the vote, Jim Rice squeezed th...

Jim Rice Elected Into Baseball Hall Of Fame | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Red Sox slugger Jim Rice has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, something Tom Verducci calls a "well-deserved honor": Rice wasn't great j...