It’s the holidays and year-end lists and summaries and things are becoming just as much a part of the holidays as peppermint, mistletoe and passive-aggressive interactions with your family who, despite the fact that you’ve been doing this for five years still asks you “what the plan is” or “what the endgame is” for your writing career. Or maybe that’s just my family. I don’t know.
The point is, over the next few days we’ll be doing some end-of-year type things. Looking back at the good, the bad, the ugly and, more than anything else, the things that are capable of being recapped in list form.
First up: the top 10 most commented-upon stories at HBT for the past year. The stuff that made you angry or excited or snarky or whatever. The stuff that made our comments section live up to the reputation of comments sections all over the Internet, sadly enough. Here they are:
- Is Football Dying? (Football being the most-commented upon post means baseball is dying)
- Some HBT Commenting Housekeeping (how meta)
- Torii Hunter calls reporter “prick” after question about gay marriage views
- The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot is out — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez are new on the ballot
- A veteran says enough is enough when it comes to tributes for the soldiers
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists
- The Cubs grounds crew was short staffed because the Cubs were trying to avoid Obamacare
- Curt Schilling is “stunned” at the atheists, liberals and Democrats who went after him on evolution
- There was some racist ugliness outside Busch Stadium last night
- Could women play major league baseball? Sure. Right now, though, the deck is stacked against them.
Man, I really wish you guys would stick to baseball.