Dick Allen and the Hall: A Visual Summary

As the Internet teaches us, it’s Hall-of-Fame voting season, which means a bounty of carefully nursed grudges and logic tortured to the brink of demise. The actual, bricks-and-mortar Hall of Fame is a lovely place that is worth your time and U.S. currency. Those charged with populating the Hall of Fame, however, are in not small part bloated, slappy harlequins with no sense of proper mission or context. Thus, Dick Allen’s — Mister Dick Allen’s — criminal absence from Cooperstown.

The good news, however, is that Mr. Dick Allen, despite the chronic neglect, is as healthy and confident as something unimaginably confident and healthy. And that leads us to this enduring truth …

Mr. Dick Allen — he’s just fine, thanks.

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  1. Yirmiyahu says:

    Thus, Dick Allen’s — Mister Dick Allen’s — criminal absence from Cooperstown.

    It’s actually “Lord Dick Allen,” thank you very much.

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  2. Yirmiyahu says:

    So, you know how the Golden Era Committee (née Veteran’s Committee) is supposed to save the HoF candidacy of players who were passed over by the BBWAA in years past? Well, that apparently doesn’t work, because the BBWAA selects the ballots for the committees to vote on. Dick Allen was not one of the 10 on the ballot this past year.

    It’s so frustrating, because it’s just writers– not players, not sabermetricians– who hate the guy.

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