Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Javy Lopez, 2005 Fleer Patchworks #28

Javy Lopez will not be returning to the Hall of Fame ballot in 2013, but some misguided soul gave him one lonely vote. Let's not miss out on those kind of important details in the midst of the foofaraw about Jeff Bagwell failing to convince some grandstanding columnists that he never did steroids even though he hit oh so many home runs. I can't wait to watch the thought police of the BBWAA work themselves into logical pretzels next year when Bonds, Clemens, Piazza, Sosa, and Schilling all crash-land on the ballot. The Hall of Fame is about to go full laughingstock, and I'm morbidly curious about the whole thing.

Oh, and congratulations to Barry Larkin, who is a deserving honoree who should rightfully have some more company on the dais this coming summer. Oh well.

P.P.S.: If you come to this blog for your baseball news for any reason, you should know that Rafael Palmeiro stays on the ballot, having seen an incremental gain from 11% to 12.6%. Tim Raines jumped to 49%, which bodes well eventually. Lee Smith was just ahead of him at 50.6%, but he's standing pat.

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