My 2019 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'31PqUBGfSIVsaeCdbaiE1g',sig:'FRGiD69OoJCv2tA-ET1qwc1An7rkJDYnIKFRkNVznc4=',w:'594px',h:'445px',items:'1007392298',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFormer Phillies star Jim Thome was among those voted into the HOF last yearAs a lifetime member of the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association), I have the honor of being involved in the organization’s annual Hall of Fame voting process. This is my fifth year with a ballot, and my … Continue reading My 2019 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Phillies Wall of Famer Jim Thome inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Thome delivers his acceptance speech in Cooperstown, New York   On Sunday afternoon, retired Philadelphia Phillies star first baseman Jim Thome finds himself officially enshrined among baseball’s immortals. Also inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame are five more superstars: Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, and Alan Trammell. Even though Thome played just four of his 22 big league seasons with the Phillies, … Continue reading Phillies Wall of Famer Jim Thome inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

My 2018 IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

This past year marked a major change in direction as far as my baseball writing was concerned. For the previous three years, I wrote almost exclusively on the national pastime. As the Fall of 2017 arrived, I decided to return to writing across the broader spectrum of politics, religion, entertainment, and social issues. Baseball is … Continue reading My 2018 IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot