BBWAA: A List Of Voters Explaining Their Ballots

Disgruntled over the Hall of Fame voting? Can't get enough Hall of Fame chatter and debate? Head on over to the Baseball Writers' Association of America's website, where they've collected and linked to a plethora of articles in which writers explain their ballots. For example, there's Ken Gurnick:

Ballot: Morris, Smith

Set nerd-lasers to "rage!"

Morris not only was a consummate big-game ace, he did it for nearly two decades and was a 20-game winner three times. Smith, who retired as the career saves leader but has since been passed, gets my vote for his early dominance, career-long consistency and durability.

Well, that's tame. He doesn't thumb his nose at anyone or bait the masses with scathing invective. He just ... votes for Jack Morris, Lee Smith, and no one else. Huh.

If anything, the collection is a pretty good way to see which writers are "small Hall" and which ones are "large Hall." Reading all of those articles would also help people focus their rage properly.

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If this were two months ago, that totally would have had an #OccupyCooperstown hashtag. Well, if it were satire, that is.

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