At this very moment I am watching SportsNation on ESPN. Sweet irony, they’re talking about the Hall Of Fame voting. Barry Bonds name has been brought up about three times. Frank Thomas, of course he was brought up. Even Curt Schilling. Craig Biggio? Nah, they went ahead and forgot to mention his name. Shocker.
To say that I am offended about Craig Biggio missing the Hall of Fame by two votes, is an understatement. I’m on a whole different level. I’m on the disgusted offended level.
Let me put this in perspective for you. I live in a house and I take great pride in maintaining my front yard. In the summer you can catch me cutting grass about twice a week. Every once in awhile, there’s this one person in my neighborhood (I know who you are), that will let their yellow Labrador poop in my front yard. We’re talking maybe, twice a month. They don’t even have the common courtesy to pick up the poop.
Have you ever picked up dog poop, that didn’t belong to your dog? Well, needless to say I have. Try it sometime. If you’re not overcome with disgust, and offended by this, well I need you to meet you. I have literally stood in my front yard, and stared at the person’s house, while holding a bag of dog poop. This goes on for about five minutes, while I internally debate on throwing this bag of poop on this person’s doorstep (I really wish I was joking about this, but I am dead serious).
That’s the same feeling I got when the news broke about Craig Biggio yesterday.
I wasn’t the only one that was enraged by this monstrosity. Astros fans and Biggio supporters on Twitter had a few choice words of their own. Let’s take a look, shall we?
BBWAA website, you had one job
— Productive Outs (@ProductiveOuts) January 8, 2014
And to think, I just washed my hair. What a waste.
— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) January 8, 2014
This is my drink of choice pic.twitter.com/FxEjrLTI7B
— Astros County (@AstrosCounty) January 8, 2014
74.8? Don’t most people just round up these days? #BiggioHOF
— Daniel Minor (@DMinor91) January 8, 2014
I’m sending Bill O’Brien in on BBWAA writers.
— Matt Thomas (@SportsMT) January 8, 2014
Why are Canadians allowed to vote for HOF? Didn’t we already take the Expos from them?
— Stephen Naron (@stephennaron) January 8, 2014
HoF ballot is a perfect example of why Houston is blackhole for national media coverage
— Ryan Dunsmore (@d_more55) January 8, 2014
How can you preserve history when your voters obviously never paid attention to the Houston Astros for 20 years?
— Archbishop Deshaies (@HouCounterplot) January 8, 2014
@Harbinger00 Remember, Murray Chass’s brother’s best friend’s nanny says he once saw Biggio use steroids, so surely he should be out.
— CJ Kloote (@ckloote) January 8, 2014
HEY LOOK! A RED SOX FAN… Even this guy is offended
— Rich Bastien (@RichBastien) January 9, 2013
No Biggio. Wow.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 8, 2014
I haven’t been this mad about something Houston-related since we got boned out of one of the space shuttles. #rabblerabble
— Aaron Dickens (@AaronDickens) January 8, 2014
Biggio is probably more confused than the first time he used Twitter…
I am following people I do not know, not sure how to fix that.
— Craig Biggio (@craig_biggio) May 21, 2009
Hey BBWAA, stop pooping in my front yard!
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