How could Time Travel most help Mike Mussina?

This is the second in our series of open discussions about Mike Mussina‘s career. The scenario: Doc Brown pulls up in the DeLorean. He has enough plutonium for one trip to the past and the subsequent return back to the future. He wants to help Mike Mussina’s HOF case. Which one event do you go into the…

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When Will Mike Mussina be Elected?

Ryan and I are going to try something new on the site. Rather than writing stand-alone articles, we’re going to try debating a topic. We often chime in on each other’s pieces anyway, so this will be a chance for us to approach things and present arguments from all sides. Now, we’re not going to…

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Ballot Check-in 12/30: Mussmentum

I’ve wanted to use the phrase Mussmentum for seven years. This week finally made it possible. The past nine days have been stellar for Mike Mussina‘s Hall of Fame candidacy. Since last Monday, 38 new HOF votes have become public. Mike Mussina found himself on 25 of those ballots. He has been named on 57.8%…

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A Lengthy Jack Morris Post

So, there’s been a lot written about Jack Morris’ Hall of Fame candidacy. Whether or not you think Jack Morris is deserving of the Hall of Fame, what I aim to do in this post is to point out that Mike Mussina was clearly a better pitcher. Why? Because hopefully, someday, a writer with a…

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BBWAA reveals voter ballots

The Baseball Writers Association of America recently published the ballots of its voters who choose to make their selections public. There are 38 public votes on the BBWAA site for Mike Mussina. A couple interesting things about the BBWAA list of Mussina voters: 32 of the 38 voters who voted for Mussina filled their ballot…

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The Class of 2012

Morris Buttermaker once said that a tie was like kissing your sister. That’s pretty much how I feel about yesterday’s hall of fame voting. In this case Jack Morris is my sister. Allow me to explain. Jack Morris received 66.7% of the vote yesterday. This was a substantial jump from his 53.5% in 2011. Every…

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Three Quick Things About the Moose

Considering that Mussina retired 8 months ago is it too much to hope that his official website might be updated to reflect this? The site’s rather well designed front page still reads: As a starting pitcher with the New York Yankees, “Moose” has proven himself to be a committed and dedicated team leader.  With over…

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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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2009 Hall of Fame Ballot: First Salvo

The 2009 Hall of Fame ballot is listed HERE (with fan totals so far).  Over the next month we’ll take a look at who we would be voting for, what the status of the players who are similiar to Mussina is and what the whole voting scenario means for Mussina come 2014. I have maintained…

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