a jim jividen blog

Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My 2011 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot

I'm 80 players through my list of the 200 Greatest Major League Baseball Players of all Time, and to add just a little bit more, here is my ballot for the 2011 MLB HOF (because the newest members will be announced later today.)

-Bert Blyleven
-Jeff Bagwell
-Barry Larkin
-Tim Raines
-Alan Trammell
-Roberto Alomar
-Edgar Martinez
-Mark McGwire

There are others (Palmeiro, Walker, Brown) on the ballot who I might vote for in future years, I'm on the fence about their inclusion.