Mussina Twitter Tidbits III & Mussina Links

This is our third column that documents Mike Mussina factoids we’ve found on Twitter. Previous versions here and here. Every so often a baseball fan or writer will tweet something interesting or insightful about our favourite Pennsylvania native. Sometimes they link to an old column about Moose or a current player accomplishes a feat that…

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Guest Post: Joe Sheehan

This post is one I’ve been hoping to make for a few years now. Ryan and I have spent nearly a decade trying to convince you that Mike Mussina should be in the Hall of Fame. We’ve made nearly every argument we can think of, which is why this site now mostly focuses on the…

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Final 2017 Voting Data and Mussina Links

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) published a few dozen additional ballots on their website late last week, while a few other writers announced who they voted for once the results were public. The ever resourceful Ryan Thibodaux collected all the info on his website. There are a few points to make from this data.…

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HOF Reflections: Unanswered Questions for Mussina

We’ve had a few days to digest the 2017 HOF results and our GoDaddy servers stayed online despite the traffic increase (thanks everyone). While it’s great to celebrate Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez and wonder if Larry Walker will ever get the respect he deserves, this website is about the man who finished…

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2017 Election: Inside the Numbers

Patrick did a great rapid reaction column yesterday and hit on all the major takeaways from yesterday’s results. Today, I want to take a look at some other important numbers. 7 — For the second straight year Mussina’s pre-results vote total as tabulated by Ryan Thibodaux fell by just over 7%. In 2015, it dropped 7.3 points…

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HOF Results 2017: Rapid Reactions

Today was the day: The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame voting was announced. It was a big day with lots of news, so let’s break it down. Moose still moving: The most important news of the day was Mike Mussina‘s results. Moose improved to 51.8% of the vote, an improvement of 8.8 percentage points. This continues…

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The Last Ballot Update of 2017

We’ve been talking about the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot for almost two months now. For reasons I can’t ascertain this year’s class was not announced during the first week of January, as is traditionally the case. Instead, the announcement will come tomorrow at 6 pm on MLB Network. If like me you don’t have…

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Ballot Check in #5: We Approach the Edge of Knowledge

Since our last check-in, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 25 more ballots.  These voters have largely reflected a different thought process about the Hall of Fame than most of the prior 164 voters. For example, blogger Murray Chass wrote on Sunday that he submitted a blank ballot. This trend has reduced the percentages of nearly every player…

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Ballot Check-in #4: We know what we are, but know not what we may be

The Baseball HOF class will be announced two weeks from today. According to our friend and HOF-ballot-collecting-savant Ryan Thibodaux there are 164 known ballots at this point. Thibodaux estimates that this is about 38% of the total ballots. Here are our negatives and positives with two weeks to go. Positives Mike Mussina is running about…

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Ballot Check-In #3

We at MussinaHOF.com hope you and your family had a great holiday, and wish your 2016 comes to a close with a bang. It’s time for another ballot check-in, as Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker now has 122 votes accounted for. This time, rather than doing positives and negatives, we’re going to break things down Q&A style. First things first:…

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