Buckley: Should anyone be elected to the baseball HOF this year?
Fri, 4 Jan 2013|
Steve Buckley joins Sports Tonight to give his opinion on whether or not anyone should be elected to the baseball HOF this year.
Part of his game from baseball think factory got bored -- all of these bowl with the we collected nine -- -- ballot whether Twitter story and newspapers. And he came up with these numbers -- ninety's who left his number was 4550 ballots. According to baseball think factory job or nobody. Nobody will be again this year now again small -- -- -- you -- -- softly but 550 so I. Q Steve Buckley who voted on the hall of fame is their chance that nobody gets in this year pretty good chance of even before this I didn't know what this listen to like him in this afternoon but. It in my own circle hall voters guys that I talked to we discussed the possibility more than a month ago. That did -- know hall of Famer this year. That both been on the ballot last year didn't get 75%. I think he's gonna eventually get him. Showing first year on the ballot. Generally doesn't straight is a first ballot guy. And there there is no slam dunk this year there would be if it weren't for the steroids obviously statistically speaking. Bonds Clemens Sosa or have hall of fame numbers but it's fish because of the steroids. Yeah any and I just I just wondered is a lot of people that are out there right now who have votes who just choosing not to. Submitted or even forfeit their vote couple people. That there have been cases we're voters. Either because the steroids and they don't wanna get involved in that war. Because im not a game for so long and then a few contemporary anymore that they have forfeited its. It's happened a few occasions there are also guys who submit playing out tonight I have no problem with that. If you don't think -- -- like I didn't vote for it I mean picked any number of guys -- I don't think the hall of famers. If I don't vote for a guy well what a final -- anybody what if I take my ballot and a look at all these names. And I say I don't think as a hall of Famer there you have a right to submit a blank ballot. You shouldn't with -- about -- -- is so difficult now because I think -- Big Ten fifteen years ago we can look at some raw numbers you can -- obviously with the steroid -- right now let's look at but I think here. Your ballot -- don't know you voted for eight. Guys in particular I think a lot of these names you don't see. On this -- are guys that all our. All of these guys have been caught driving bonds and Clemens. Paul Mara all. McGwire. Other than that you know he didn't dive into the hole I had a lot of guys have -- what I did not come back -- Baghdad wall in the odds are good people would often talk about right but. He's never been fifth have a film without friend of them to -- the place and and in news and there's no -- -- jury testimony suggesting it's. You as the favorites at home and say oh I think this guy did not I did but. If my balance inconsistent I haven't seen anything other than in wanted to suggest that these guys there -- -- -- the bat well. I hope the piazza I don't -- Sosa. Clemens McGwire Palmeiro and -- -- -- bonds again it would talking some of the of the voters. Consensus you think if I have hard evidence. No shock because that at its foot candle to what this list says that we just put up there and it's -- the more I hear from individual people like I do see a lot of people still voting. For Clemens and still voting for bonds actually before so it's not like this that well I thought they had a chance of getting and I think the long inning then eventually not this year but -- you keep first of all. You have to take consecutive years the BBW radio hall of fame vote and you get the -- life. As the older voters move on. And that's the -- -- -- as they -- -- younger voters are gonna come along who aren't as enamored by the whole morality issue that they think and I'm stuck with. And they will generally both of these guys and all of them I think we're all -- -- win. It's gonna take 510 years they all get it -- so difficult because -- the steroid era right now and -- triple what people -- even admit right now we're in the middle of an HGH here if you ask me that's gonna come up and it's going to be. You're in fed it means is now a banned substance so you catch a guy and amphetamines have been busted or HGH is that the same view in your mind it's -- -- steroids. Since to me and again you -- the fifteen different writers -- get it right different opinions might might hit it it if you besmirched the record book if if if the numbers just became obscene. Listen I understand that everybody did it except one small problem everybody did not do it. Even if you say 90% of the plays that. The 10% who didn't -- and that's the issue that I had to sit down to -- Well I think I could. Well you know I mentioned up you did Gallagher who's a little buddy of mine's been nine years in the -- my -- coach and and and Dave -- nine years in the big leagues scratching crawled his way those nine years of what they'll feel what he says to me teams but you know what a fight against Eric may that had a 20/20 five month season. They have got my name got -- got a three year contract with somebody. And those are the guys that keep thinking -- -- also -- Minor League Baseball three years I knew what time and guys who dominate the big leagues look up these named doc AST's. She need do -- Jerry Kelly guys that I knew that covered that played Minor League Baseball 9101112. Years had -- at bats in the big leagues I felt that and guys like that.