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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.

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.

Baseball's Error: No Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Forget steroids. Forget Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the Dodgers. The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.

Frozen Ice Balls and the Bush Legacy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is worth trying to determine precisely what Bush means when he asks us to take a more historical perspective on his presidency.