My ballot for the Cooperstown Class of 2021
The closest thing I have to a holiday tradition is sharing my Hall of Fame ballot. Alas, this is my second-to-last time doing so.
Jumping right to the news, here are the guys I voted for, in alphabetical order … Todd Helton, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield and Billy Wagner.
Here’s how I picked them.
The Class of 2021 will be announced Jan. 26, and (science-willing) inducted July 25, along with Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of the Class of 2020.
As for 2022, the big names on the ballot include David Ortiz and A-Rod and, perhaps, the final year for Bonds and Clemens. Should be a memorable year to cast my final vote.
Lastly, I’ve got to throw in a plug for “One Tough Out,” Rod Carew’s memoir that I had the privilege of co-writing. This terrific holiday gift is available in hardback, audiobook and Kindle. Hopefully you’ve already read it and maybe even posted a review on Amazon. (Please consider doing so, even if it’s just clicking however many stars you think it’s worth.)
Most importantly, here’s hoping for a healthy, happy, safe holidays and New Year to you and your family.