Originally Posted by Metsfan1121
Would you consider Joe Dimmagio a first ballot?
I would.. and I also would say the BWAA is fully of fickle idiots before you tell me he wasn't lol.. I already pointed out that Tom Seaver got the most votes all time.
Tom Verduci was asked on MLB Network why his ballot changes every year.. even though nothing has changed about the player (IE he put Bert Blyleven on and off his ballot multiple times). He started stuttering and stammering before saying "it's all about perception at that time" (IE a cop out).
If a guy isn't "first ballot" worthy.. I wouldn't vote for them the first time, but would subsequently vote for them every ballot after that until they were elected.
My HOF ballot in 2013 would have looked like this:
Mike Piazza (first ballot worthy)
My 2014 Ballot would look like this:
Greg Maddux (first ballot)
Behold.. the steroid class of the HOF
(note: I do not think Tom Glavine is a first ballot HOFer.. but should get in on his second vote)