2020 Hall of Fame ballot.
It’s that time of the year when the Hall of Fame ballot rolls around and everyone decides to critique each player and their past. While most of the men on the ballot bring up horrible memories of me as a little girl with a dirt stained white jersey and bruised knees, it also allows me to look back at how baseball has changed — for better and for worse.
The following men have been selected: Bobby Abreu, Josh Beckett, Heath Bell, Barry Bonds, Eric Chávez, Roger Clemens, Adam Dunn, Chone Figgins, Rafael Furcal, Jason Giambi, Todd Helton, Raúl Ibañez, Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Paul Konerko, Cliff Lee, Carlos Peña, Brad Penny, Andy Pettitte, JJ Putz, Manny Ramírez, Brian Roberts, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Alfonso Soriano, Sammy Sosa, José Valverde, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, and Larry Walker.
My Christian Yelich jersey is so last season.
In case you missed it, the Milwaukee Brewers are rebranding. 50 years of the Brew Crew and the new threads are tantalizing. Unfortunately, for fans like myself, we will have to go shopping to stay up to date with the team. Ryan Braun, Keston Hiura, Brandon Woodruff and Brent Suter modeled the new uniforms for the Facebook live video and the press. Not only did the team get new digs, they unveiled new logos as well.
Now if we can only get the New York Mets to bring back the iconic black jerseys and hope the St. Louis Cardinals victory blues have better luck next season.
Twins Minor League infielder passes away at 23.
Minnesota’s Minor Leaguer Ryan Costello was found dead Monday morning in his Auckland, New Zealand hotel room according to his Australian Baseball League. Costello was only 23. He appeared in 108 games between Class A Advanced Fort Myers and Double-A Pensacola in 2019, hitting .223/.343/.412 with 15 homers and 16 doubles.
The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello yesterday in New Zealand,” the Twins said. “On behalf of the entire organization, the Twins send their most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches and teammates.”
Michael Wacha, the Detroit Tiger?
Free Agent RHP Michael Wacha has reportedly met with the Detroit Tigers. Sources say he could potentially sign with the Tigers on a 1yr/$6-8 million deal. Wacha would be able to balance out names like Matthew Boyd and Daniel Norris if the rumors are true.
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