Have you always wanted to be a member of the BBWAA so you could vote for players for the Baseball Hall of Fame? Well now you can! Well, not really, but let's pretend!
We did this last year and I personally think we did a better job of voting than the actual BBWAA. Last year we would have voted in Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, and Tim Raines with Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, and Jeff Bagwell all coming within 5 votes of induction. The BBWAA voted in nobody. So all of the worthy candidates from last year are still on the ballot with some other big names like Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Mike Mussina, and Jeff Kent that make it very hard to choose only 10 candidates to receive a vote.
Here is a handy page at B-Ref with all of the candidates stats in one place: http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/hof_2014.shtml
Our ballot has 4 choices, Yes, No, Undecided, and No Answer. Only "Yes" votes count as a "Yes." Any other vote will count as a "No."
Our ballot technically allows for more than 10 "Yes" votes, but we will disqualify any ballot with more than 10 "Yes" votes, so please make sure you vote for no more than 10 candidates. You can vote for fewer. You can even be like one of those BBWAA dicks that turns in a blank ballot every year if you really want, but you can't vote for more than 10. We can not stress that enough.
Voting will be open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 11. So go and vote and encourage your friends to vote. If we do this right, the OV Hall of Fame might actually be a better place to visit than the real one and we here can finally all quit our day jobs and become tour guides. We'll publish the results as well as our own ballots and justifications shortly after.