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Sidebars: Are They Still Relevant?

You can usually see sidebars on blogs and news websites. They are part of the traditional layout of websites. But recent web design trends are trying to abolish sidebars, saying that they are distractions. 161 more words


HoME Standings: Down the HoME Stretch They Come!

Our last update on the Hall of Miller and Eric team-based standings was in late January following our 2000 election. Now with 2011 in the (e)books, and just four more votes until we catch up with the real-time Hall of Fame, it’s time to see the state of play as we head down the HoME stretch. 711 more words


How the Hall Failed, A VC Summary

Over the last two non-election Fridays, I’ve looked at how the BBWAA has failed in terms of pitchers and in terms of hitters. Today we leave the writers alone and go after a group much more culpable for screwing up the Hall membership, the numerous incarnations of the Veterans Committee. 1,996 more words


Eric's Greatest Living Players, HoME Style

The idea of looking at who MLB’s greatest living players are has come up a lot recently in the mainstream media and in the blogosphere. Our pal Verdun2 recently posted his thoughts on… 2,027 more words


How Great Was Kevin Brown?

In 2011 Kevin Brown hit the Hall of Fame ballot. He would never hit it again. More than twice as many writers supported John Franco, Harold Baines, and Juan Gonzalez. 1,614 more words


How the Hall Failed, BBWAA Hitters

A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the pitchers who the BBWAA voted into the Hall of Fame even though they didn’t make it into the HoME. 2,126 more words



few would characterize even this civilized world (global or local) as safe

planes crash, ferries sink, the earth quakes, predators strike and blood-thirsty sociopaths… 702 more words

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