1/06/2005

 
The Baseball Hall Of Fame voting came and went this week and one of my childhood heroes was on the ballot for the first time.
Willie "Pretty Boy" McGee had his first oppurtunity to enter the halls of Cooperstown and sadly, his bid failed.
Here are what some experts have weighed in with:

Jayson Stark (senior baseball analyst, espn.com):

"First Timers On The Ballot:
Wade Boggs- 474 votes (91.9% - Hall of Famer)
Willie McGee - 26 votes (5.0%)
Jim Abbott - 13 votes (2.5 percent)
Darryl Strawberry - 6 (1.2 percent),
Jack McDowell - 4 (0.8 percent)
Shut out: Mark Langston and Otis Nixon.


Only Willie McGee will live to see another ballot. His 26 votes just kept him above the five-percent cutoff line.
Final observation: True, Willie McGee was a fine player. But it sure would have seemed strange, somewhere around 1987, if someone had suggested that McGee would be a multi-ballot Hall of Fame candidate -- but Darryl Strawberry, Joe Carter, Frank Viola and Kirk Gibson wouldn't be."


Bill Simmons (Sports Guy, espn.com's Page 2):

"Exciting to watch, fantastic 1985 season, even gave us Lou Gorman's classic 'What would we do with Willie McGee?' quote during the 1990 trading deadline.
I loved watching him. He's also a charter member of the All-Ugly Hall of Fame -- he's either the Babe Ruth or the Ty Cobb, I'm not sure. Really enjoyable career.
In my personal Hall of Fame, he's probably in. In the real one, he's out."

However, since he did garner 5% of the vote, he will be eligible next year, too. Maybe then the voters can see the man behind the stats, and put Willie in his rightful place. Cooperstown.

I mean, could you imagine the bronze bust of Willie's mug? Hilarious.
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After reading an online article from the New York Post I know now the following information:

Jay-Z is hung "Like a one-liter Pepsi bottle. It could block out the sun."

Method Man is"a beast in bed, he likes to spank and tell you to lay down, do this, do that ... He likes to pull your hair."

Jadakiss is a "minuteman", although "It might have been a fluke. I just don't know how it happened that fast. He's gotta be able to last with somebody."

Allen Iverson has "Had the littlest, ashiest [bleep] I've ever seen, It wasn't even worth taking my clothes off for."

That's right AI supposedly has an "ashy penis." Is that the worst insult a man could here?

Yes. Yes, it is.
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On second thought: "Ashy Penis" would be a decent name for a Punk band.
Discuss amongst yourselves.

Comments:
Al, sorry to correct you on your own site, but it is hear not here.
Sorry, but Kelley pointed it out so blame her.
If you have a problem with it email here at lanardKM2@1mardivdm.usmc.mil

she also says that she is secretly in love with you.

josh
 
Thanks Josh. Yet another example which justifies me switching away from a Journalism major.

I love you too, Kelley.
 
Al, in honor of you, I think I will start a punk band and call it Mr. Iverson and the Ashy Bleeps.
Billy
 
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