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Monday, January 07, 2013

Baseball writers have no special knowledge of the game relative to anyone else-Tim Marchman

1/6/13, "Let the People Have a Vote," Tim Marchman, Wall St. Journal

"The worst element, though, is that the writers debating all of this have the franchise even though there's no real reason for them to have it:

They have no special knowledge of the game relative to anyone else, and they've never done a good job.

The first point here, that writers know little more than anyone else, shouldn't be especially controversial. The voters are (theoretically) good at writing about baseball, which has no obvious connection to assessing what players' legacies mean within the broad context of 160 years of history.

No one who wanted to know who the most important presidents of all time were would think to poll political reporters rather than historians or the public. Why do the same in baseball?"...via BTF

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