Peter Gammons has a strong take on Dan Le Batard turning over his Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin readers, arguing that the problem is that Deadspin people have never been to Cooperstown. (Some of us have, but OK, sure.) [The Real Cape]
Today, famed baseball writer Peter Gammons appeared on Mike Lupica's show on ESPN Radio to talk about Alex Rodriguez's current steroid saga.
Either Gammons was trying to send these as direct messages, or his butt has gotten really good at typing.
Peter Gammons went on Dan Patrick's radio show to talk about umpire Angel Hernandez's egregious blown call from Wednesday night's A's-Indians game. Gammons offered an interesting explanation for how Hernandez could have failed to properly call what was a clear home run even after looking at a video replay.
Longtime baseball analyst Peter Gammons also shares his insight and knowledge via his Twitter account. Even when the season is over, Gammons will offer up his aperçus about baseball and life in general. Here are his best tweets from 2012.
Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!
There's Terrorized Tim Kurkjian, precious Pedro Gomez, particular Peter Gammons, and Jon fucking Heyman.
This 57 x 21 oil painting of Pedro Martinez, completed in 2000, will be installed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery tomorrow. If they've got aesthetic, they'll put it across from the Carlton Fisk portrait already in their collection.
I'm pleased to announce he'll be joining Deadspin as new weekend editor starting Jan 1st. (No, he's not.) Helluva guy, though. We wish him the best and hope to see him at Eddie Vedder's wedding. [RandBall]
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