The Morning After – January 9, 2011 edition

Welcome to the latest edition of The Morning After on The Victory Formation.

So, later today, the BBWAA will be announcing who will make it to the Hall of Fame. Rules are quite simple. You only have a limit of 10 people to select.

Who would I vote? The pool to select can be seen here.

I would vote the DH’s: Raines and Edgar. The latter was THE name when it came to the Designated Hitter pre-Papi.

I would vote Larkin, Bagwell, Bernie and Larry Walker in. Veterans who defined themselves with their respectives franchises (Reds, Astros, Yankees, Rockies)

I would vote McGwire, Palmeiro in, because you saw for yourself in his playing career that they warrant it, in spite of the allegations.

Who is in yours, then?

Here forth are the links to catch you up after the jump.

The Saints went marching in. (c/o New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Breakthrough win for Houston. (c/o Sportsrageous)

Big Blue scored all 26 points today. (c/o New York Daily News)

Tim Tebow throws 316 in 10 completions. Steelers get Tebow’d. (c/o Denver Post)

Think before you click, Aaron Berry. (c/o Yahoo!’s Shutdown Corner)

One Republic sang this… It’s too late to apologize… It’s too late… (c/o ProFootball Talk)

Tebow now faces the man who drafted him next. (c/o Washington Post)

Where to, Jeff Fisher? (c/o Turf Show Times)

Jim Irsay looks certain already. (c/o Waiting for Next Year)

James Harrison also issues kill shots to receivers. (c/o NFL)

New era in Penn State football. (c/o Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

He’s a man. He’s gonna be f’n rich. (Enid News)

Kobe can easily determine the people he knows have his competitive gene. (c/o Black Sports Online)

Is there still a chance at a split title? (c/o Team Speed Kills)

Was he worth it for UCF? (c/o Florida Today)

Ouch for the Hilltoppers. (c/o SportsGrid)

One less unbeaten squad, thanks to the Wildcats. (c/o Topeka Capital-Journal)

And then there were two? (c/o Baseball Nation)

After fishing, time to do some extending. (c/o Halo Hangout)

Floyd pulls off another great escape. (c/o Fighters)

Really annoyed with Bob Arum. (c/o Opposing Views)

Bitterness remains in the City of Manchester. (c/o Herald Sun)

High stakes in the next round of the FA Cup. (c/o The Guardian)

The Blaugranas squandered an opportunity. (c/o El Centrocampista)

Time to get your Aussie Open on. The seedings. (c/o Bloomberg)

This is an ode to Lefty.

  • knightwhosaysni

    Who is in yours, then?

    Jack Morris, Mark McGwire and Fred McGriff

  • Trey

    Designated Hitters are pussies. I love Tim Raines but he doesn’t deserve to be in the hall.

  • Trey

    I would vote McGwire, Palmeiro in, because you saw for yourself in his playing career that they warrant it, in spite of the allegations.

    Allrgations…didn’t McGwire admit it? Not allegations anymore, they’re FACT.

  • Trey

    Was he worth it for UCF?

    He sucked, his brother, Marcus, stayed and is a star.

  • Knightro

    He sucked, his brother, Marcus, stayed and is a star.

    yep

  • knightwhosaysni

    good job knightro on winning the bowl challenge

  • Knightro

    good job knightro on winning the bowl challenge

    I am a Viking, I’m going out to war
    I’ve got death upon my mind

    I am a warrior my mind is set to skillfully rank confidences
    TVF pride is on the line

    I am a commenter and you will taste my snark
    I’ve got a wireless mouse right in my hand

    I am knightro, vanquisher of GITC
    I can’t keep a straight face any longer

    \m/

  • spencer096

    that’s good shit right there.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Watsonian

    I would vote Larkin, Bagwell, Bernie and Larry Walker in. Veterans who defined themselves with their respectives franchises (Reds, Astros, Yankees, Rockies)

    I would vote McGwire, Palmeiro in, because you saw for yourself in his playing career that they warrant it, in spite of the allegations.

    Palmeiro was a compiler, he doesn’t deserve to be in. And Bernie and Walker are no where near being HOF worthy.

    I’d vote Raines, Bagwell, Larkin, McGwire, and Trammell.

  • cycledan

    I guess I have a higher standard of who is HOF worthy. I think there are a number of players in there who don’t belong. That is the problem with letting a lesser player in, it lowers the bar for all future inductees.

    I love Bernie Williams and he was a really good player for a decently long career but I don’t think he is HOF good.
    To me, a HOF candidate not only needs a long career but they need to be the Cy Young winner, MVP or batting champ or something like that. They need to be the best or among the best at their position for at least a 5 year period.

    I am OK with letting in a DH, but he better be the best hitter in baseball, not just the best DH since his only job is to hit the ball.

  • knightwhosaysni

    Raines, Bagwell, Larkin

    speaking of compilers……

  • cabbage

    McGwire, Morris, and Smith.