The Descriptive Hall of Fame Ballot: 2010

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I tend to think of the Hall of Fame ballot in groups – the no-brainers, the close-calls, the nice guys, and so on. And I doubt I’m alone on this. Ask anyone what he thinks of a few of the eligible players, and you’re bound to hear this same sort of categorization in some form.

With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to redraw the Hall of Fame ballot in such a way that allowed the voter to clearly define what category each player falls under. And since these categories hardly, if ever, change from year-to-year, the basic layout of the ballot wouldn’t need to change. You can see a glimpse of the ballot below.

This is the first attempt at a more descriptive Hall of Fame ballot, including my selections for the Hall of Fame this year. Feel free to argue the ballot design or the Hall choices I made below. Larry Walker, Kevin Brown, and, especially, Rafael Palmeiro were the ones I wrestled with the most. (In fact, as I type this, I want to change the Palmeiro vote – and, when/if I do, I’ll immediately want to change it back.)

If people want a blank copy of the ballot, I can probably manage that some way.

Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.