Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elect Mike Mussina

Joel Sherman at the NY Post posted another "is Mike Mussina a HOFer" article on his Hardball blog. At this time, Sherman sees Mussina "slightly on the wrong side of the Hall borderline," lying in a "gulf between greatness and immortality." He mentions that "when you are a voter, you are essentially always judging the line where greatness ends and immortality begins."

I respectfully disagree with Joel. As I've mentioned many times, for my money, Mike Mussina is a Hall of Famer. And that is why I've created a new blog called Elect Mike Mussina. It's in the very early stages, but hey, I've got until 2014 before Moose gets on the ballot. Five years should be plenty of time to try and help people see that Mike belongs on the right side of the Hall borderline. Like I said, it's in the very early stages and it will be interesting to see what I/we can make of it.

I'm hoping it becomes a site that will hopefully change some minds and sway some voters. It's a call to arms of sorts. Let's rally the troops and help Moose. Five years should be plenty of time to get the word out and do some campaigning. There are a lot of us out there. Fox Sports has a poll up, asking if Moose is a HOFer. 64,815 people have voted thus far and 71% of the voters believe he is. It takes 75% to gain induction. We've got some work to do.

If any of my blog friends can hook the site up with a link on their blog, I'd appreciate it. Your links are already there. If you could let me know that you added it to your site, I'd appreciate it. My plan is to e-mail everyone I currently link with in the coming days and ask for an add. I'll skip you if I know you did it. Also, please feel free to give the site a plug. the more readers the better. If anyone else is interested in linking up, give me a shout. There's contact info on that blog. The site's address is

It may take me a few days to update the site as I get everything in order. Again, 2014 is a ways off so I've got plenty of time to get it up and running at full steam. Thanks and I hope to see you there.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



Jason said...

No question about it in my mind, J-Boogie. Mussina is a Hall of Famer. The numbers are excellent enough: 270-153, 2,813 K's, 3.68 ERA, 1.192 career WHIP. That he did all of that in the AL East, during the steroid era, makes it all the more amazing. During Greg Maddux's first 18 seasons, he had more double-digit loss seasons (9) than Mussina did in his 18-year career (6). They had practically the same winning percentage, 289-163 = .639 for Maddux in his first 18 years, .638 for Mussina, and Mussina had 48 more K's.

Hall of Fame, no doubt.

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J-Boogie said...

I'm not sure what a comment about soccer, whioch reads like a game recap has anything to do with Mike Mussina or the New York Yankees. Sorry aiyipianni but I'm deleting your comment.

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J-Boogie said...

Again with the soccer recaps. Why are you wasting your time, and more importantly, mine. Again, your comment has been deleted.