The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced its 2021 Hall of Fame voting Wednesday afternoon. And we elected no one.
Curt Schilling came closest with 65% of the vote. The rest of the top five were Andruw Jones (63%), Todd Helton (62%), Billy Wagner (61%), Scott Rolen (58%). Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were not on our ballot because we have already enshrined them into our fictitious Hall.
Even though it really does not amount to anything, I take my vote seriously. I voted for Schilling, Wagner, Gary Sheffield (52%) and Sammy Sosa (42%). I’m surprised Schilling did not get elected. He is certainly worthy, but he is also certainly an idiot, which I think is hurting him on our ballot as well as those other guys whose votes actually count. Let’s see how they vote later this month.