Just in case you have been living under a large boulder of some sort or perhaps aren’t social media savvy, the big story today surrounding the Hall of Fame voting results is not the actual outcome but the fact that Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald “sold” his vote to Deadspin.
Le Batard was revealed as the writer who gave his vote to Deadspin. Deadspin then turned the voting duties over to its readers and the funny thing is, that ballot was probably better than at least 75% of the BBWAA’s writing pool’s ballots.
Now, no one expected Le Batard to get away with his “infraction” but the BBWAA has taken his HOF vote away and he has been barred from baseball press boxes for a year.
Here’s the statement released earlier today:
The BBWAA Board of Directors has decided to remove Dan Le Batard’s membership for one year, for transferring his Hall of Fame ballot to an entity that has not earned voting status.