Dick Allen

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    What to Make of Cooperstown and The Hall of Fame No-Vote

    A friend writes: "Did you see Tyler Kepner's proposed reform for the HOF voting process in the NY Times today? I largely agree with him, with one big exception: he wants to keep all the voting secret. Sorry, we're not electing a president or a pope here. I say voters should not only have to make th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Jockbeat: Andre Dawson, Another Inexplicable Choice for Baseball's Hall of Fame

    ​Why, in an age when baseball statistics are so readily available, are Hall of Fame selections becoming dumber and dumber? Last year, the voters chose Jim Rice, one of the unworthiest players ever to be inducted. This year, it's Andre Dawson. Forget for a moment all the other great players out ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Another Dumb Hall of Fame Choice

    How is it, in an era when more and more information and analysis is readily available, do Hall of Fame voters keep making dumber and dumber selections.  Of course, Rickey Henderson, the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history, is a smart choice, but former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice, right ... More >>

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    April 29, 2003
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    February 5, 2002

    Out by a Whisker

    Baseball and Facial Hair