It’s HOF ballot season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: HOF ballot tracking season! Today, MLB and the BBWAA released the 2018 HOF ballot. It includes top new candidates Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel. There are 16 other newcomers, including Johnny Damon, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, and Johan Santana, who will likely gain some support…

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Site Revamp News

Since Ryan and I started this website back in 2008, its gone through several different life cycles. Initially, like Festivus, we kind of just wanted to air our grievances¬†about the dumb arguments that fans and writers would make when expressing the belief that Mike Mussina didn’t belong in the Hall of Fame. Like his lack…

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Mussina HOF in Book Form (Sorta)

Apologies for the click bait title but this post has been sitting around for half a year, and we couldn’t tell anyone until now. Several months ago, Ryan received a direct message on our official Twitter feed from ESPN’s Mark Simon. What could he possibly want with us, we wondered? Turns out, he stumbled across…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Frustrating

Let’s get right to the meat here: Mike Mussina was not elected to the Hall of Fame this year. While this is disappointing, we knew it was going to happen folks, and so there’s no sense raging. Instead, let’s analyze what went down by breaking the results into three categories. The Good 1. Mussina picked…

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The Long Road Ahead

First off, congratulations to Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz on their election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They are all worthy of induction. Despite having the fifth highest WAR among eligible players, voters only named Mike Mussina on 24.6% of their ballots. This gave him the 14th highest vote total.…

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Course Correction

I’m going to start this column with something mildly controversial, but I ask that you bear with me through the first couple paragraphs, because I swear, I’ll explain myself: I’m no longer interested in Mike Mussina’s career. Admittedly, this is a strange position to take, considering I co-founded a site dedicated to getting Mussina elected…

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What to Expect

This probably should have been my first post following my return, but it works just as well here. As Ryan and I re-launch the site, hopefully we not only gain new followers, but earn some of you back. So whether you’re perusing our archives or just forgot about how we do things here, here’s a…

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Clearing the Deck

We’re back! As the Hall of Fame talk kicks up, Ryan and I are excited to announce that we’re re-opening the site, and are excited to chronicle Mike Mussina’s path to the Cooperstown. While the content might not come as regularly, we promise to keep it flowing the best we can. So, on to the…

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Site Update

Hi folks, Today I was setting up a new blog at wordpress and decided I should finally post an update to this site. Right now there’s not a lot to discuss about Mussina. He’s not in the public realm any more and people aren’t talking about him. This makes it very difficult to motivate ourselves…

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“There, but for the grace of God, go I”

We spent a lot of time on this site analyzing Mike Mussina‘s career, and if he’d done enough to make Cooperstown. Through it all, while we believe he’s worthy of the honor now, we knew that the voters might have needed another year or two; another twenty wins; another 200 strikeouts. We wondered if Mussina…

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