Do you like baseball? Do you like baseball players? Do you like the baseball Hall of Fame? Do you like baseball players who played the requisite 10 major league seasons and have been retired the requisite five years in order to gain entry on to the Hall of Fame ballot? Do you like voting for things, even if it doesn’t matter? And, finally, do you like arguing about stuff that is, ultimately, inconsequential to the universe and life, yours in particular? Yeah? Then this is the post for you!
Let’s vote for the Hall of Fame. Below, you’ll find a ballot to cast your vote. The ballot includes all eligible players. Last year, 15 members of the Purple Row staff cast ballots, and real life inductees Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza cracked the needed 75 percent of the vote, while non-inductees Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, Tim Raines, and Larry Walker all broke the 75 percent threshold. (Staff members that didn’t vote for Walker were rightfully shamed).
In addition to following the rules that currently apply to the BBWAA, there’s one additional rule (more of a suggestion) for the Purple Row community vote: don’t be a Murray Chass.