There hasn’t been a buzz on Twitter in 2020 yet bigger than this baseball hall of fame announcement day. Maybe Jen and Brad reuniting the other night, or any time Coach O said Go Tigahs…but after that, this has been it.
Most like any time a ballot is involved and people are voting there’s rarely a unanimous decision that everyone agrees with. But when I heard people start arguing that Derek Jeter made it to the Hall of Fame with only 99.7% of the vote, 1 short of being unanimous, my eyes rolled as far back into my head as is typically only reserved for the release of a new Taylor Swift song.
It’s been an absolute madhouse out there since like 4pm on Tuesday. I’m afraid to refresh my feed to be faced with 270 characters worth of stats on Derek Jeter before and after he dated Mariah Carey. Sure, if even one smut journalist mental midget doesn’t vote for Tom Brady to get into the NFL Hall of Fame I will drive into the depths of this country to confront them in person but that’s because I would die for Tom Brady. Now, we’ve got Red Sox fans out here throwing a fit because Derek Jeter didn’t get a unanimous vote into the Hall of Fame.
I’d like to think I’m one of the biggest Red Sox fans I know of. That being said Derek Jeter being one vote short of a unanimous HoF selection is inexcusable. Dude was the model SS on and off the field for 20 years. That writer should lose their ballot moving forward. #HallofFame
— Dom (@DomBell33) January 21, 2020
Look. I'm a lifelong Red Sox fan. Who the fuck voted AGAINST Derek Jeter getting into the Hall of Fame?
— The D-Pad (@downrightdpad) January 22, 2020
I'm a diehard @redsox fan, but I've always had a soft spoke for @yankees captain Derek Jeter. It goes back to 1995, the night I turned down Jeter's offer of a drink in a Scranton bar. My 2014 story from the @DandC after Jeter announced his retirement: https://t.co/XDV2xA2nrk
— Jim Mandelaro (@JimMandelaro) January 21, 2020
Grown men and women are up in arms about this one vote. I mean, he’s in the Hall of Fame right? There’s no special section of the exhibit for people with 100%. I hate to put it so offensively but honestly, who the fuck cares? Get over it. 99.7% is an A+. In school I probably would have cried 3 nights in a row listening to Jason Mraz if my grade was below a 97. The difference between A and A+ is monumental. But once you get into A+ territory you’re playing with house money.
The blue checkmark brigade clocked in for this battle.
How is Derek Jeter not unanimous???? #BaseballHallofFame
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 21, 2020
It’s insane to me that every single person voted “yes” for Derek Jeter to be in the Hall of Fame except for ONE PERSON.
Their vote shouldn’t count and they should be ashamed of themselves. How do you vote that DEREK JETER shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame?Deserved to be unanimous
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) January 21, 2020
This honestly pisses me off. Derek Jeter deserves a unanimous induction. https://t.co/vUM1UVzZl0
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 21, 2020
Imagine being the one clown that didn’t vote for Jeter. Just imagine
— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) January 22, 2020
Public ballots will be released in two weeks. All voters had the option of making their ballots public or keeping them private.
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) January 21, 2020
This is the most innocent threat on the topic so far. Whoever was that one vote better have better protection than Tekashi 69 when he gets out of jail.
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) January 22, 2020
And absolutely not one person is giving this Larry Walker guy any shine. The guy who stats (and visuals) say is BETTER than Mr. 99.7%!
Larry Walker watching himself get elected to the Hall of Fame dressed like an absolute legend pic.twitter.com/1G4TSLS4I7
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) January 21, 2020
For those who want to see more than WAR or prefer more context, here's Win Probability Added, in other words, how much a player's PAs swung the odds of his team winning games https://t.co/lVgkpJvQfl pic.twitter.com/lgnL5UMbhi
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) January 21, 2020
Instead of the day revolving around Derek Jeter’s induction into the Hall of Fame, all people are talking about is that one vote. Somehow I think Jeter will recover from this travesty. I’m sure he’s sitting on his private jet with his $200 million dollars and his Sports Illustrated swimsuit wife reading all your tweets.