But, as customary of everything Texas, and particularly everything Houston Astros, Bidge got snubbed.
Well, okay, TECHNICALLY he wasn’t snubbed… seeing as how, if you read in the fine print of the story, he was actually the Numero Uno vote-getter (68.2 % ) of all those on the ballot this year.
Still, what WAS the main story that most of the major media outlets went with as their headline on this? Essentially, “Nobody got in this year because of the cloud of suspicion around dudes using steroids” and they showed a pic parade of the usual suspects of mostly obviously ‘Roided up fat-heads (Bonds, Clemmens, Sosa, Piazza, etcy, etcy..)
I am SO sick of seeing Barry Bounds’ fat pumpkin head on every baseball story. We all know he cheated. We all know he can’t go five minutes without telling us that he is/was Willie Mays’ God-son. We also know he’s an arrogant jackass who’s totally in love with himself.
The Baseball Sports Writers Association? Bleeeh. I have never understood why a bunch of (mostly ) New York or Northeastern-based “Armchair Pitchers” (and likely Catchers 😉 ) who have NEVER played professionally ANY sport in their lives can be the ones who get to anoint Baseball’s greatest into the Valhalla of immortality.
Hang in there Biggio, it’s what you were always good doing at the plate anyway!
Hang in there. 😉