February 25, 2005

The Hall of Fame Rejection Committee: For reasons passing understanding, Buffalo sports-talk hosts Mike Schopp and the Bulldog have been eliminating three baseball players from the Hall of Fame each day, with the intent of eventually arriving at a single Hall of Famer. It's one of those sports-talk-radio things that makes sense while you're listening to the show, but when you're linking it on SportsFilter, you're hard-pressed to come up with a post explaining why it makes sense at all. Hmmmmm....

posted by Jaquandor to baseball at 07:57 PM - 5 comments

It must need some serious explanation, what with Ruth not on the list of remaining players.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:00 PM on February 25, 2005

I think I can guarantee it's not meant to be taken seriously.

posted by Jaquandor at 11:57 PM on February 25, 2005

I think it'd be neat to have players cut from the HoF. "Smith! Yer haven't been pullin' yer weight 'round here! Yer CUT!"

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:36 AM on February 26, 2005

This reminds me of the pyramid plan of the Sports Guy - different levels for HOFers. Five or six of them - your Ozzie Smiths, and Brooks Robinsons on one... All the way up to the absolute peak with Ruth, Cobb, Mays, etc. I like it in theory, but then it just serves to being the debate even further - not just who gets in, but waht is their value related to the rest of the Hall? If nothing else, it sounds hella fun.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:42 AM on February 26, 2005

DrJohnEvans: On the show itself, when they get to the HoF Rejection Committee segment, they play a snippet from that Simpsons episode when Homer's the youth football coach -- Homer has a voiceover during the credits of that episode, telling everybody they're cut. "Oooooh, there's so many cuts here, I'll just put up a list and you can find your name...."

posted by Jaquandor at 10:08 AM on February 26, 2005

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