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  1. Hall of Fame Voting Primer: My Top 10, Plus a Randy Johnson Appre...

    Jonah Keri

    Charles Bronfman was desperate. Disillusioned by player salaries zooming past team revenue streams, the heir to the Seagram's liquor fortune had put his Montreal franchise up for sale. But the Expos had gotten off to a hot start in 1989, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Murray Chass and Rany Jazayerli

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to baseball historian Murray Chass about MLB labor strife, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame, and to Grantland's Rany Jazayerli about the surging Royals. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network o...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame V...

    Jonah Keri

    Three players will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame this summer, as voters elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on Wednesday. But the first three-man class in 15 years was partly overshadowed by Craig Biggio's nearest of misses, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Breaking down baseball's Hall of Fame ballot

    Jonah Keri

    How to fix baseball's Hall of Fame problems. Plus, a look at which 10 players deserve spots on the upcoming ballot.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  5. The Greatest Pitching Duel in Human History

    Jonah Keri

    The box score looks like a fairy tale, a numerical telling of a make-believe game that could've only existed in the mind of a slightly deranged romantic. Sixteen innings. Seven Hall of Famers. One run. Two pitchers. Today, such a game would be imp...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jonah Keri

    The voters have spoken: No living soul will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The announcement that no players from this year's Hall of Fame ballot netted the 75 percent vote needed to gain enshrinement has triggered outrage in baseball...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  8. A Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot That Sadly Won't Be Counted

    Jonah Keri

    The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes 37 players, a few of whom have either admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs, or been found to have used them. The ballot's announcement means a river of sanctimony is about to be unleashed, wher...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  9. Sweeping away the Nats keeps the Yankees on top, and the rest of ...

    Jonah Keri

    Joey Votto's ludicrous bat has Cincinnati climbing the charts, while interleague play wreaks havoc on our rankings.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  10. You Could Go to WAR With Chipper

    Jonah Keri

    The great Rembert Browne has the goods on Chipper Jones announcing he'll retire at year's end, and what that means for someone who doesn't spend every waking hour reminding people that the Braves did not, in fact, win the NL East 14 years in a row. F...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  11. Breaking Down The Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Jonah Keri

    The Baseball Writers Association of America recently released its 2012 Hall of Fame ballot. Time for the rending of garments and wails of despair. If you're not a member of the Hall of Fame nerd club, the high-pitched arguments over who gets in an...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  12. Jim Thome, Symbol of The '90s, Reaches 600

    Jonah Keri

    My favorite Jim Thome story isn't about watching Jim Thome. Not live, anyway. A few years ago, I got a tour of MLB Productions studios in Manhattan. Apologies to Cooperstown, Wrigley Field, or that cornfield in Iowa, but this was the most magi...

    Blog | August 16, 2011