Monday, January 4, 2010

Facebook, Widgets, and the Baseball Hall of Fame

For what it's worth I have built a fan page for The Bigfoot Diaries on Facebook. It's too early to tell if this is going to solve all the world's problems, but maybe it's a start, at least from my standpoint. It's part of my diabolical plan to build this site into a world-wide phenonomen, stock it full of nuclear energy, and use it to take over the Earth. Then I'm going to turn it into a propaganda machine, infiltrate the curriculums of the schools and force your children to read my daily meanderings. Sound cool to you? You should be able to become a Facebook fan of the Bigfoot Diaries here.

Charley has dedicated an entire blog to support Andre Dawson's bid to be enshrined into MLB's Hall of Fame. The votes will be counted Wednesday and we will know if The Hawk's fate places him with the best of all time. Of course I think that Dawson deserves it, and if he does get in, I hope it will pave the way for Ronny Santo to get in next year. These two players, who've played through so much pain and adversity, meant so much to the game and their teammates. Pile that on top of the outstanding career numbers that they put up, and It's a no-brainer that they be enshrined. Charley has a nifty little widget on his site featuring a countdown to the HoF announcement... And I can't help but wonder what will happen to Charley's blog after the widget reaches ZERO and the announcement is made that Dawson gets in.

Hopefully he does get in, and Charley finds another worthwhile cause to keep a blog about... Shouldn't Mark Grace be HoF eligible soon? What about Ronny Santo's bid... Assuming the veterans committee doesn't vote him in this year? I promise when I am big enough to take over the world, getting Santo into the Hall will be part of my diabolical-propaganda-infested plan... Perhaps another reason to join my fan page on Facebook...

I do not feature any widgets on this blog. This is in part due to the fact that I am terrified of widgets, or at least the little people behind the scenes who run them... Such things don't run on their own... To me, getting a widget is the equivilent of giving somebody the keys to your soul. The Wizard of Oz was a little man behind the curtain pulling the strings, and I can't believe that widgets don't operate much the same way. I don't need any little men having access to my blog page... There are already enough little men (They're called management) pulling the strings in my life.

...And unfortunately, I'm afraid, too many little men on the election committee pulling the strings on baseball's Hall of Fame... But maybe this time they will get it right. Good luck Andre!

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5 comments:

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Grace was on the 2009 ballot for the first time. Sadly, he did not get the mandatory 5% of the votes needed to be on 2010's ballot...

gooseneck said...

I didn't realize that, and I am surprised. Nobody had more hits during the 90's... I thought he would have garnered more respect than that.

Charley said...

Hey Gooseneck,

Thanks for the shoutout, I appreciate it! I agree Gracie based on being the 90s hits leader and his Gold Gloves at 1B should have got enough votes to remain on the ballot for a few years.

He had more hits than Gwynn, Molitor, and Boggs in the 90s and those three are in the Hall. Definitely didn't get the respect he deserved.

Charley

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