January 23, 2024

Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, and Todd Helton elected to Cooperstown.: Beltre and Mauer are first-balloters; Helton makes it in on his sixth try. They will be inducted along with former manager Jim Leyland.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:29 PM - 4 comments

Huh. Todd Helton. Correct if I'm wrong, but it seems like he was a hall of famer when playing in Coors Field, but just kind of meh on the road. Am I remember incorrectly?

posted by NoMich at 09:53 AM on January 24, 2024

I am once again here to say the HOF is a joke until Bonds gets in

posted by tron7 at 10:45 AM on January 24, 2024

I remember when the Marlins and Rockies joined MLB, someone in Miami said that they were interested in acquiring "the Canseco contract" to give the team a big boost right out of the gate.

Not only because Canseco was Cuban born, but also because they thought he would hit the ball a country mile in Miami.

I laughed out loud when I read that. I had grown up in the south Florida wall of heavy, wet summer air and knew damn well in my own ignorance that if you want to hit the ball like a king you go to Denver, not Miami.

posted by beaverboard at 11:11 AM on January 24, 2024

...the HOF is a joke until Bonds gets in

I absolutely agree! There's no denying that Bonds is a Hall of Famer and deserved to be inducted years ago.

posted by BornIcon at 10:17 AM on January 26, 2024

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