Today was the day that the public ballots for the Hall of Fame vote became public.
315 of the 397 votes cast were public. The other 82 were private.
To no surprise, all of the 315 public votes had Derek Jeter’s name checked off.
So the one voter who didn’t vote for Jeter decided to remain anonymous.
Now that voter may or may not have had a good reason.
Someone may (and they have) been mad that I called that voter a coward.
But hey, when you decide something take a stand, but then hide behind the cloak of anonymity, what else do you call it but cowardice?
You believe in something, stand up for yourself and your beliefs. This person had to know that they may be the only dissenter.
They had to know that people would want to know why that person was the only one of 397 who didn’t vote Jeter for the Hall of Fame.
Maybe that person had a good reason. Fine. Maybe not. Maybe that person is just moronic.
By not standing up for themselves and by hiding behind the cloak of anonymity, we do know what that person is.
There. I said it. And I am not taking it back.
And the same goes for the three who remain anonymous who didn’t vote for Ken Griffey, Jr. a few years back.
Greg Bird finally found a home (or is it nest?) He signed a minor league deal with Texas.