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Posnanski interview with BBWAA President Bob Dutton
2007-12-09 18:29
by Bob Timmermann

Joe Posnanski has a long interview with Bob Dutton, Royals beat writer for the Kansas City Star, about the status of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), which has been in the news recently over its decision to allow writers from internet sites in to the association. However,'s Rob Neyer and Keith Law were excluded.

This decision led to one of the longest threads I'd ever seen at Rich Lederer's Baseball Analysts. There was also a monstrously long thread at Baseball Think Factory that started out on topic and then devolved into something else. I sort of gave up in the 200s. I'm sure the Mets were involved in it.


2007-12-09 19:00:20
1.   ABreck
I've loved the two threads.

I'll admit I used to get worked up about this stuff, but wrote off the awards about a decade ago and the Hall a few years later because I couldn't understand it.

This actually gives me hope that they might become a little more relevant again.

But then the Kuhn vote brings me back...

2007-12-09 19:24:21
2.   Bob Timmermann
But Kuhn wasn't voted in by the BBWAA.

I think the BBWAA does a better job with the HOF voting than with the MVP and CYA.

2007-12-10 00:13:59
3.   Vishal
2 that's only because they're very bad at picking the MVP and cy young.

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