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January 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm ET
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Let’s Conduct a Baseball Experiment…

How fun would it be to prove — well, let’s be real, the writers are above having things proven to them, but perhaps one or two might take notice — and in baseball (as in life), it’s the little things.

Survey 100 random fans at every major league ballpark outside of Cincinnati, and ask them just two questions:

A) Who is the Reds’ beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer? And B) Who plays first base for the Cincinnati Reds?

Off the top of your head, how many of you knew the name of the writer? (John Fay, by the way) Moreover, how many of you knew B’s response was Joey Votto?

That’s the point. It’s not about the writers, it’s about the players. Writers who submitted blank ballots or offered votes for the likes of Aaron Sele or Steve Finley allowed personal sentiments to blur their honored responsibility. Not voting for Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens due to their clear link to PEDs is fine, they cheated. Not voting for Craig Biggio or Tim Raines or even Mike Piazza, who was never linked, only suspected is a personal stance, it’s “sending a message,” it is not an unbiased judgment.

Offering a tally for Sele or Finley because they were good players and good guys who did right by a writer during their careers and so said writer wanted to do them the solid of having their names forever linked to a vote for Cooperstown is personal. Anyone who could say they felt Sele or Finley were Hall of Famers and keep believe it require psychiatric attention.

Look, most writers take their voting privileges seriously, but for the select few who willfully choose to make personal feelings part of their ballot no longer deserve the right to vote and should have those rights rescinded.

That said, any fans willing to get in on the study by conducting a survey at Safeco or in Miami (if you can find 100 patrons), let us know. Mythbusting is fun.

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2 Responses to “Let’s Conduct a Baseball Experiment…”
  1. Scott Kelly says:

    I was gonna say Sean Casey. Whew, that was close.

  2. Landon Evanson Lando says:

    We were afraid you were gonna say Todd Benzinger…

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