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Rivera: Legendary Closer or Legendary* (Closer)?

There’s no question that Mariano Rivera will go into baseball’s Hall of Fame this year. The question, however, has been floated as to whether he will get in unanimously. 1,622 more words


Reviewing the BBWAA Ballots, #152-165

A quiet week for ballots. Tweets from Ryan Thibodaux give me confidence that more ballots are coming, that there’s going to be a big dump just before the election. 660 more words

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Hall of Fame Week: A Very Long Road

Welcome back to Hall of Fame week here at Walk-Off Walk. Over the last two days, I covered the 20 first-timers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. 1,948 more words


The Spitter 2019 MLB Hall Of Fame Specialist Class

The ballot for the 2019 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame is out and the list is long of deserving players. It’s also long of players who might not receive a vote. 858 more words

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HOF Case - Billy Wagner

John Lepore | November 7th, 2018

This is the first installment of an ongoing series where we will look at the candidates for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. 763 more words


Time is a Flat Circle: The Mets have No Closer

I was watching re-runs of “Friends,” one of my all-time favorite shows, this past weekend and despite the episode being nearly 20-years-old, I have to say somethings never change. 236 more words


Former Mets, Braves closer Billy Wagner a baseball coach in Virginia

There’s always a need for a quality late inning reliever in the major leagues. For a full 16 years, that was Billy Wagner. There’s still a need for live arms like his, but Wagner is far too content in another pastime to heed any call. 408 more words