All posts by Dan Holmes

Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball

Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball
February 13, 2017 No Comments »

Want a reason that Marvin Miller should immediately be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame? It’s the best rule change in the history of baseball. It’s called free agency. Because of free agency, something that no one other than ... Read More »

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?
February 12, 2017 No Comments »

Harold Baines was on the Hall of Fame ballot for five years, never receiving as many as 50 votes. When he dipped below five percent in 2011, he fell off the ballot. Seems like the baseball writers never felt he ... Read More »

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame
February 7, 2017 No Comments »

Joe Mauer hasn’t squatted behind the plate since 2013. But he’ll still be a Hall of Fame catcher someday. Won’t he? The popular Twin, a humble hometown kid, won three batting titles in his first six seasons. He won the Most ... Read More »

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
January 31, 2017 No Comments »

Earlier this month, Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s not surprising that Rodriguez will get a plaque, but it is quite shocking that the catcher was elected in his first year of eligibility. Catchers have ... Read More »

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022
January 18, 2017 No Comments »

Today we learned that a trio of former big leaguers will get their plaques in Cooperstown during the last weekend in July. They are Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines. All three are worthy in my view. That makes ... Read More »

Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee

Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee
December 4, 2016 No Comments »

After pondering a strange ballot that included five players (some of them unlikely), three executives, and two managers, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s veterans committee has elected Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. Selig and Shuerholz will be inducted next July 30th ... Read More »

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field
October 14, 2016 No Comments »

If you ask me, there’s no better place to watch a baseball game than Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field in 1916. Here are the 12 greatest games played at the Friendly Confines. #12. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Willie McGee’s amazing performance in the 1982 World Series

VIDEO: Willie McGee’s amazing performance in the 1982 World Series
September 29, 2016 No Comments »

If you never saw Willie McGee then you missed one of the most unique and gifted players of the 1980s. McGee was a switch-hitting outfielder with blazing speed and bug eyes. He had a painful walk but few could run ... Read More »

VIDEO: Carl Yastrzemski’s last career home run was washed out by rain

VIDEO: Carl Yastrzemski’s last career home run was washed out by rain
September 29, 2016 No Comments »

When Carl Yastrzemski retired in 1983 he didn’t go on a farewell tour. That type of thing wasn’t done in baseball at that time, and Yaz wouldn’t have been comfortable doing it anyway. Carl Yastrzemski didn’t like being the center ... Read More »