Joe Nuxhall Leads List Of MLB Broadcaster HOF List Which Includes, Wait....Joe Morgan???

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

About 10 people emailed me this story and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. I posted on Joe Nuxhall's passing last month and him being nominated to head into the HOF with the Ford Frick Award seemed like a no brainer. I then decided that maybe I should read the whole thing....

The Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the 10 candidates for the 2008 Frick Award, a process during which fans helped shape the ballot by selecting three of the 10 people through an exclusive vote on baseballhalloffame.org and MLB.com.

The late Bill King, who called Oakland Athletics games for 25 years, and Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball coverage were the other two broadcasters placed on the ballot by online voters.
Oh you silly "online voters" you! Come on Joe....we know it was you clicking 122,000 times on your ESPN provide laptop that got you nominated. No one could really think that you deserved this but you right? Right?!?

The winner will be announced in February and the award will be given out at the 2008 HOF Induction Ceremony in July.

What The Hell Is Wrong With America? (FJM)
Nuxhall leads list of Frick finalists (MLB.com)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:01 PM

14 Comments:

Is that his wife?
Damn

Jeff said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:19:00 PM  

Frick Finalists.

Never has that name been so appropriate.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:20:00 PM  

Apparently they included the votes he recieved in the "worst announcer poll" towards his total.

Chase said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:20:00 PM  

Oh good, during his speech he can retell his famous story how he ruined the 1964 Phillies season

Gamble said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:56:00 PM  

Oh good, during his speech he can retell his famous story how he ruined the 1964 Phillies season

Gamble said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:56:00 PM  

Little Joe gives me wood.

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 3:59:00 PM  

I hope no one from ESPN ever makes it into any hall of fame ever.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 5, 2007, 4:05:00 PM  

Another point of curiosity. Who determines who the "leaders" are when they write these stories? I get that Joe Nuxhall just died, and in some cases it's based on votes you got last year. But in some other cases, I suspect that the writer in question puts in his favorite people and calls them the people who "lead the Hall of Fame candidate list."

Anonymous said...
Dec 5, 2007, 4:06:00 PM  

This only paves the way for Orestes Destrade's mumbled accepting speech 10 years down the road.

Dec 5, 2007, 4:08:00 PM  

Now we know there is hope for Pam Ward and the College Football HOF....

Tom said...
Dec 5, 2007, 6:03:00 PM  

@ the unreliable narrator -

I really, really hope you're wrong about that.

NHZ said...
Dec 5, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

Even Ford Frick would say Joe Morgan is the worst frickin' baseball announcer ever.

repoob19 said...
Dec 5, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

+1 Jeff

Ok, seriously... Is that his wife??

WCT said...
Dec 5, 2007, 10:26:00 PM  

Nope. I think that's his daughter.

Anonymous said...
Dec 6, 2007, 11:25:00 AM  

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