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Half-Baked Hall: 2013

Mike Schmidt pulled down 100% of the vote as gets elected to the Half-Baked Hall!

The only player to secure a spot on a future secondary ballot is Buddy Bell, who pulled won 50% of the vote.

Meanwhile, Tommy John got 4 votes, Darrell Evans got 2 votes, and Most-Feared-Hall-Of-Famer Jim Rice got 1 vote.  Jim Sundberg got nothing.


The ballot the real voters just had!

Here I go here I go here I go again, girls what's my weakness?

  • Mariano Rivera (36%, 9 Votes)
  • Todd Helton (28%, 7 Votes)
  • Roy Halladay (24%, 6 Votes)
  • Miguel Tejada (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Andy Pettitte (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Lance Berkman (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Roy Oswalt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Placido Polanco (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Half-Baked Hall: 1989

So not everyone remembered to vote for Sal Bando or Bobby Bonds, but they weren't going to come close so let's just move right along...


Third Base!

  • Mike Schmidt (50%, 14 Votes)
  • Buddy Bell (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Tommy John (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Darrell Evans (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Jim Rice (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Sundberg (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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This was also Dave Dravecky's last year, who certainly belongs in the Hall of What Could Have Beens along with Mark Fidrych

Half-Baked Hall: 1981

1983 Results

Johnny Bench: 100%
Gaylord Perry: 100%
Carl Yastrzesmki: 100%
Fergus Jenkins: 87%

Everyone else falls off, though Gene Tenace made a valiant go of it with 33%.  Bert Campaneris and Jim Kaat each pulled down a couple votes.

1981 Ballot

It doesn't look like many folks retired during the strike-shortened season, so we don't have much to discuss here.  We'll try to make this one short.

Who the hell is Sal Bando?

  • None Of Them! (70%, 7 Votes)
  • Bobby "The Other Member of the 300/300 club" Bonds (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Sal Bando (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Half-Baked Hall: 1983

2008 Results!

We have four proud new members of the Half-Baked Hall.

Frank Thomas: 100%
Greg Maddux: 100%
Tom Glavine: 81%
Mike Mussina: 75%

Luis Gonzalez, Hideo Nomo, and Jeff Kent each netted one vote.  Kenny Rogers and Moises Alou were blanked.

1983 Ballot

Citizens, Vote!

  • Johnny Bench (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Gaylord Perry (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Carl Yastrzemski (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Fergie Jenkins (19%, 13 Votes)
  • Gene Tenace (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Bert Campaneris (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Jim Kaat (3%, 2 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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June 30, 2019: Homer At The Bat

By popular demand (i.e. Rhu-Ru's ceaseless jabbering), gonna change up the rules for the homer contest to allow for a little more luck and more scoring. Mostly, it's boring just sitting in first place week after week.  But first, the current standings:

beau 7
zoomx 6
HJ 4
rhubarb 4
Philo 3
free 3
twayn 3
nibbish 2
BrianS 2
rowsdower 2
cheaptoy 1
DreadPirate 1
geoff 1
socal 1

1 point = Solo homer
2 points = Two-run homer
3 points = Three-run homer
5 points = Grand slam
10 points = in addition to above scoring, add ten if the player you pick is not in the starting lineup

x2 multiplier = Double your daily total if your player hits a second homer
x3 multiplier = Triple your daily total if your player hits a third homer
x4 multiplier = in effect only if you correctly predict two pre-game homers (can be same player). No points if both players don't do it.
x8 multiplier (i.e. September desperation move) = in effect only if you correctly predict three pre-game homers (can be combo of same or different players).  No points unless all make it.


Each Citizen can make one in-game call per night (in addition to your pre-game pick) in where you predict a homer right before it happens.

10 points = Correctly announce a Spooky (don't get additional points or multipliers from above--this is a flat score)
-1 points = If the player you Spooky strikes out you lose a point
-5 points = If the player you Spooky hits into a double play you lose five points

Inside The Park Homerun

If in the rare event the player you pick hits an inside-the-parker, the next game you will be allowed to select 6 players pre-game and get all the points they each get individually

Half-Baked Hall: 2008

2004 Results!

Roberto Alomar: 90%
Barry Larkin: 90%
Edgar Martinez: 90%

Welcome!  In the real world, Edgar took a lot longer to get in. We had the decency to not make him wait here.

Nobody else even got one vote. Fred McGriff, who many a BBWAA voter has agonized over, got completely shut out. Also getting shut out were Appier, Burks, and Ventura.

Holy pitchers!

  • Frank Thomas (27%, 15 Votes)
  • Greg Maddux (27%, 15 Votes)
  • Tom Glavine (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Mike Mussina (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Luis Gonzalez (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Hideo Nomo (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Kenny Rogers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Moises Alou (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jeff Kent (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Half-Baked Hall: 2004

We have two new members of the Half-Baked Hall!

Bert Blyleven: 100%
Gary Carter: 88%

We also have one player who will be kept on for a Veteran's ballot.

Willie Randolph: 44%

Meanwhile, Pedro Guerrero garnered one vote. He was a damn fine hitter. Too bad he was an absolute butcher in the field.  Jesse Barfield, Jack Clark, Brian Downing, and Carney Lansford all got shut out.

2004 Ballot


  • Roberto Alomar (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Barry Larkin (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Edgar Martinez (32%, 9 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Kevin Appier (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ellis Burks (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fred McGriff (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Robin Ventura (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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June 5, 2019: Homer Contest

I wanted to see if people were interested in making the homer prediction contest a daily thing. After all, you guys have spookied a ton of homers this year; let's try to translate that to bragging rights.

I can keep track of stats. But I'm thinking it would go like this:

  1. You can make your prediction at any time prior to the homer happening. In other words, you can make your prediction before game time or during the game if you want to wait until you get that Spooky feeling. Obviously, if you make the prediction before game time, you get more plate appearances for your guess to be correct.
  2. You can predict more than one player will homer, but you only get points if you get all of them correct.
  3. Guess 1 player correct: 1 point
  4. Guess 2 players correct (can be same player): 5 points
  5. Guess 3 players correct (can be combo of same player/different players): 10 points

So far both Twayn and yours truly would have one point under this system.

Season Long Homer Contest?

  • I might play, but whatever (85%, 11 Votes)
  • Sure! (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Only if I can pick Adrianza every game (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Pass (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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