Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor,

Photo courtesy of Kelly O’Connor,

Guys, I’m making the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame class reunion letters and need some creative – oh. Right. Blank ballots, morality debates, and no players voted in. Here’s some links for you all while I stare at this situation incredulously.

  • The Baseball Writers’ Association of America, unsurprisingly, is way behind the rest of the baseball world when it comes to HoF candidacy. It’s like sports’ version of Congress, only without a fiscal cliff. (A decade later, the eyes suddenly have it for the Hall)
  • While the World Baseball Classic isn’t all bad, the Red Sox have been on the receiving end of some bad seasons from players that participated…ok, Daisuke Matsuzaka wasn’t really all that great in the first place, but he could’ve done better. (Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz should skip WBC)

Also, Joel Hanrahan took over the Red Sox Twitter account for a day and replaced its avatar with a long-haired version of himself. Unlike that last link, this was pretty hysterical – in a good, fun, non-strange way.


Categories: 2004 ALCS Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Writer's Association of America Ben Cherington Clay Buchholz Curt Schilling Daisuke Matsuzaka Daniel Nava Hall of Fame Ballot Joel Hanrahan Jon Lester Justin Upton Mike Napoli Sammy Sosa Will Middlebrooks

Brett Cowett is a young, die-hard Red Sox fan. An undergrad at Arizona State University, Brett is studying digital journalism with a minor in Dustin Pedroia studies. Apart from laughing at Nick Swisher's escapades in the field, Brett enjoys the occasional sci-fi flick, playing Halo, and being snarky. Follow him at @BACowett for more baseball, random musings, and random baseball musings.

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  1. DaveP January 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM #

    Sox need a L-handed hitter with some pop..Why didn't the Red Sox get Garrett Jones in the Pirates deal? He had an OPS of .888 vs R-handed pitching last year…and played half his games last year at 1B and half in OF…perfect fit? And since the Pirates traded for Miami's ex-All Star Gabby Sanchez last year to play 1B…they don't need Jones? And he is still under team control for THREE more years of Arbitration!! So what is the wait? Jones could play 1B…or if Red Sox sign Napoli…Jones would be a perfect platoon with Gomes in LF…what would Pirates demand?