December 06, 2006

Bill King, Hall of Fame Finalist. Again.

Bill King (c. 1976)Bill King has been selected as a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame.

It's the second year in a row that he has been selected as a finalist. That he wasn't selected for the honor last year and had to have his name tossed back in the hopper is an even greater travesty considering the talentless hack that was chosen instead.

(Sorry, Jerry Coleman. I'm in a crummy mood. You're a great guy, but I've sat through enough of your inane Padre broadcasts to know that as a play-by-play man, you were a pretty good shortstop.)

(And don't get me started on the impossibly bad Harry Kalas, who made it into baseball's Hall of Fame based on his work ... reading scripts for NFL Films.)

But I digress.

Sure, Bill did lots of work as a football broadcaster. He also did a lot of work as a basketball play-by-play man. Perhaps that pales his work with the A's and Giants. You can't punish him because he was "local" — the Hall of Fame is littered with local hacks that made it in — and you sure can't punish him for being good at what he did.

Read the press release at (And thanks for reminding me to add the link, Mike.)

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Blogger MikeC said...

Maybe you could publish the link so we can cast our vote for Bill? (Would that he'd gotten the award while he was still with us!)

January 04, 2007 9:52 PM  

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