Darin Erstad got a vote. Good for him!

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None of this of consequence, but it’s always fun. It’s  . . . . the basement of the BBWAA ballot:

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Thoughts:

  • I guess it’s good that Larry Walker’s vote total increased over last year’s 10.2%, but it’s a pretty meager bounce. The guy may be borderline for some — maybe even borderline for me — but he gets way less support than he deserves;
  • Frankly, I’m surprised Gary Sheffield, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa remained above 5%. Between steroids and surliness I’d figure they’d be cast into the abyss. Instead we get to talk about them again next year.
  • Carlos Delgado may have one of the best careers ever for a one-and-done candidate. Him, Lou Whitaker and Kenny Lofton are the beginning of a pretty kickass baseball team.
  • Darin Erstad got a vote. That’s the most special thing about this ballot, I’m pretty sure. I never figured I’d argue over such a nonsense thing, but if you’re going to give ONE of the no-vote guys a sympathy vote, how can it not be Cliff Floyd?

OK, I’m done with that.