Edgar Hall Of Fame Update

I don't mean to bury Matthew's excellent post below, but for those of you who're wondering, Baseball Think Factory is keeping a running tally of HoF ballots released to the public, and of those 68 to date, Edgar's a yes on 33. You can find many of the individual names of supporters and anti-intellectuals here.

33 out of 68 is 48.5%, well below the 75% threshold required for induction. It's also worth considering that that 48.5% may be inflated, as the ballots we've seen are more likely to have come from people familiar with the Internet and new media, and thus people more familiar with reasonable analysis. However, while Edgar's never going to make it as a first-ballot guy, he's getting a fair amount of initial support - more than many feared he would - and that should be a good harbinger of things to come. What once seemed little but a fantasy now appears like a legitimately possible outcome, and that's awesome. That's just awesome.*

* if you care. I wouldn't hold it against you if you don't, for a variety of reasons. I generally don't give a rip about the Hall of Fame myself, but then Edgar's involved, and Edgar's being involved could make me interested in milk.

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Update: actually milk is pretty weird

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