Ballot Check-In #2

Another batch of votes has come into Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker, so it’s time for a check on the status of the 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot. As usual, I’m going to break this down into positives and negatives. Positives:  More votes for Moose: When we last checked in, Mike Mussina had flipped three 2016 no…

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2017 Hall of Fame Voting Prediction: The Newcomers

Much like the day after Thanksgiving marks the time that a lot of people start thinking about Christmas, baseball’s awards season marks the time when we can officially start thinking about the HOF election. If history is our guide then Hall of Fame ballots will be in the mail next week. This will mark our fourth…

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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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Henderson and Rice Elected to HOF

Dawson and Blyleven came very close.  Blyleven’s likely election in two or three years will help Mussina tremendously.  I was correct back in July when I took at look at this year’s ballot.  I don’t know about the coming years though.  Time will tell. Here’s an early look at Henderson’s HOF plaque. This is the…

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Jack Morris For the Hall

Yesterday we started our preview of this year’s Hall of Fame elections and how that relates to Mussina.   For today I’m going to cover Jack Morris, whose inclusion on my ballot, has already made me insane in the the eyes of some.  According to baseball-reference Morris is actually Mussina’s 7th most similar pitcher over the…

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Mussina: Better Player then Pitcher

…At least that’s what the voting for this year’s AL MVP would have us believe.  Mussina recieved 3 points for MVP, 1 more then he did for Cy Young.  This is because voters can list 10 people for MVP and only 3 for Cy Young. Moose finished 19th in the voting, his best finish ever…

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Mike Mussina is in the Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina has made it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  Well sorta, or at least his sweat has. The Hall recently announced that among the artifacts now on display from the 2008 season, a certain Mussina hat made the trip. More 2008 artifacts have just arrived at the…

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Who’s Tagging Along, Part III: The Return of the Robot

Posted by: The Moose and Rorschach on 9/4 The this the third and final part of a three part series. Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Johan Santana: The sixth-most similar pitcher to Mussina through 29, Santana’s going to be a very interesting case. He didn’t become a full-time starter until he was 25, but all he…

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Whose Tagging Along with Mussina to Upstate New York? Part I

It’s a slow weekend here at Mussinahof. The Yankees blew a 6-2 led to Toronto today, all but ensuring October vacations for themselves. We need to get some debate and talk going between now and Mussina’s next start. Which of Mike Mussina’s fellow active pitchers are going to the hall with him? Today we’ll take…

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Upcoming Hall of Fame Ballots

This might be a bit late, but Goose Gossage was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last weekend. Like Bruce Sutter in 2006, Goosage hung around the ballot for a bit before reaching the required 75% of votes. I decided to have a look around the well-designed HOF site, in particular the voting history pages.A…

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