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June 11, 2012

Presenting "HOVG Heroes"

It seems like just yesterday that I took a discussion I had with a buddy about Albert Belle and banged out a quick opinion piece on his Hall of Fame credentials. 

Now, five years and more than 1300 posts later, The Hall of Very Good™ is set to celebrate its birthday in style.

And you’re all invited…free of charge!

Beginning Monday, June 18, we (yes, “we”…more on that later) are kicking off the month long “HOVG Heroes” series.  What exactly is “HOVG Heroes”?  It’s funny that I suggested you ask…let me lay it out for you.

From the time you hit the site next Monday through the Friday leading up to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 22 in Cooperstown, you’ll be greeted, daily, with a new, different, original post hitting The Hall of Very Good™.  And the nature of these pieces is simple…to shed light on those players that haven’t been invited to join the immortals in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Sound familiar?  It should.  The very notion of a “Hall of Very Good” is something I started doing five years ago and now, I’ve got a few dozen of my favorite people contributing original pieces where they share the stories of their favorite players.

And I’ll tell you this…it was easy to get people to take part.

I’ll be releasing some of the names via The Hall of Very Good™ Facebook page and Twitter account throughout the upcoming week and I can assure you this…each contributor has their own unique style.  These aren’t people who you haven’t heard of either.  In the mix are guys who you’ve seen, heard and read on a national level. 

And since I was fortunate enough to be the Baseball Bloggers Alliance’s first general baseball blog…you know I had to partner up with some of its most creative writers as well.

But the star studded list of contributors isn’t even the best part about “HOVG Heroes”.

At the conclusion of this series, we’ll actually be inducting someone into The Hall of Very Good™.  Yes, five weeks from now, there will be, officially, an inaugural member of The Hall of Very Good™.

Who is it?  You’ll know the week of July 16.

“Hall of Fame Chatter, Milestones and Musings”…it’s what The Hall of Very Good™ has been about since day one and with the help of countless individuals, it’s what it will continue to be about.

1 comment:

Eric B. said...

Looking forward to ACTUAL membership inductions. It's been too long for the likes of Maury Wills, Rusty Staub, Jimmy Kaat. They've been hanging out on the steps of the Cooperstown shrine. Glad they have a place to come in and hang out, talk about how good they almost were.

Jack Morris or Edgar Martinez eligible for the HOVG, yet or do they have to completly fall off HOF the ballot?

Once the the HOVG membership is established, will we be debating what fto do with the likes of the players that just missed it's, the Andre Thornton's and Buddy Bell's of the world?

Congrats on 5 years and if you ever publish a book, I'll be the first in line.