So, Bert Byleven finally got into the hall of fame. Stat geeks and Minnesota Twins fans everywhere are very happy about that.
I’ll admit, I’m one of those happy Twins fans. Partially because I do believe Bert deserves to be in the Hall, but mostly because now he’ll shut up about it. Should make watching Twins broadcasts that much more enjoyable this year (even though I’ll still catch most games on the radio).
As usually happens, the debate quickly turned to who did not get into the Hall. The names that popped up first were Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Jack Morris. I was amazed that Bagwell only for 42% of the vote. To me, he is one of the players that passes that initial smell test. Joe Posnanski seems to agree.
McGwire…yeah..I think he should be in. He’s got the stats, but the are possibly steroid aided. Of course, it was not against baseball rules at the time, so…yeah.
Now Jack Morris. Yep, he was a stud. Yep, he pitched in one of the most memorable Game 7s of all time. His ERA would be 3.90 and wins are 254 (overrated stat, I know). For me, he falls into the mythical Hall of Very Good.
Let the arguments continue in the comments!
And now, in sporting events tonight (Of course, in CST)
Carolina at NY Rangers 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Atlanta at Florida 6:30 PM
Dallas at Chicago 7:30 PM
Calgary at Vancouver 9:00 PM
Nashville at Anaheim 9:00PM
Toronto at Cleveland 6:00 PM
Chicago at New Jersey 6:00 PM
Milwaukee at Orlando 6:00 PM
Washington at Philadelphia 6:00 PM
San Antonio at Boston 6:30 PM
Golden State at New Orleans 7:00 PM
Charlotte at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Portland at Houston 7:30 PM
Atlanta at Utah 8:00 PM
Denver at LA Clippers 9:30 PM
LA Lakers at Phoenix 9:30 (ESPN)