No one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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1/9/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Sep 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second former baseman Craig Biggio poses for a photo with second baseman Jose Altuve (27) before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsThe Baseball Writers Association of America has announced the results of the 2013 Hall of Fame voting, and exactly zero players were voted in.

Players need to receive 75 percent of the votes in order to be inducted. Craig Biggio was the closest, with 68.2%, followed by Jack Morris, who received 67.7%. This was Biggio's first year on the ballot. Morris, on the other hand, is in his 14th and 2nd-to-last year on the ballot.

Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, arguably the greatest pitcher and hitter the game has ever seen, respectively, were pretty low on the list, thanks to their assumed use of performance enhancing drugs. Both were on the ballot for the first time. Clemens received 37.6%, and Bonds received 36.2%.

This is the first time since 1996 that no one has been elected.

What's your take on this year's Hall of Fame voting? Aside from the obvious PED users, were there any serious snubs? Who would you have voted for?

Here is the list of players who received at least one vote, courtesy of BBWAA:

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1/10/13   |   genobibb007   |   18134 respect

As far as I am concerned, sportswriters should not have the privilege to vote on anything, most of them are idiots. Bonds and Clemens should be in because the numbers are there. Neither one of them were found guilty of testing positive for anything. who is to say that some of the guys that are in the Hall now did not use anything back in the day. This definitely sets baseball back once again, I am speaking of the drug scandal and especially those idiot writers who should have absolutely no authority in making a decision on such a huge honor for the people who played the game

1/10/13   |   ohwell_   |   16324 respect

Southpark

Jesus Asterisk Christ

1/9/13   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

nachoman0118 wrote:
If anyone decides who goes into the Hall of Fame, it should be the Players (present & past)  

The Veteran's committee is made up of players.  Unfortunately based on much of their actions I'm not sure player votes is the answer either...

1/9/13   |   nachoman0118   |   2 respect

If anyone decides who goes into the Hall of Fame, it should be the Players (present & past)  

1/9/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Not a surprise, but this is beyond ridiculous. The ballot is overcrowded as is, and next year it adds Maddux, Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mussina, and Jeff Kent. The first two are locks, the third one should be, and the other two have good cases. If you're ballot if already full or close (as I'm guessing those willing to vote for PED guys mostly are), then you have to decide who to take off. Long story short: the first reform has to be getting rid of the 10 player limit.

Otherwise, the only things I liked about the results were Morris staying steady (I think he'd be the worst selection the BBWAA ever made if he gets in), and Raines finally getting above 50%. Lofton falling off was sneakily terrible. He had a real case that deserved to be debated, and it's not going to happen.

1/9/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

I for one thought that some of the writer's would make a statement by voting in Jack Morris or Lee Smith, however then they would have to admit that they should have put them in years ago. 

1/9/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Jess wrote:
sad As a homer pick, I was hoping this would be Edgar's year.

I don't think that Edgar deserves to be in, I think he will at some point because it will keep out Bonds for another year.

1/9/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Pat wrote:
We occasionally disagree, but I'm with you 100% on this one.

Something must be wrong if you, ML31 and myself ALL agree on something....

1/9/13   |   Jess   |   34388 respect

sad As a homer pick, I was hoping this would be Edgar's year.

1/9/13   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

ML31 wrote:
I heard this could be the case.  I'm just floored at the process.  There were many years when no one should have been voted in yet they elect some undeserving guy.  I have the most strict opinion of anyone I know of who should be a Hall of Famer.  And even I had EIGHT names I was OK with getting in. 

Something really needs to be done about the process and I really don't know what it should be.  The writers just aren't getting it done. 

I mean what?  Do the writers want to pretend the '90's NEVER HAPPENED???

We occasionally disagree, but I'm with you 100% on this one.

1/9/13   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

I heard this could be the case.  I'm just floored at the process.  There were many years when no one should have been voted in yet they elect some undeserving guy.  I have the most strict opinion of anyone I know of who should be a Hall of Famer.  And even I had EIGHT names I was OK with getting in. 

Something really needs to be done about the process and I really don't know what it should be.  The writers just aren't getting it done. 

I mean what?  Do the writers want to pretend the '90's NEVER HAPPENED???