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HOF Vote Reaction; Late News and Links 1/9/14

Hall of Fame vote reaction, logo change for the Indians and Vinnie Pestano wants his old job back.

Otto Greule Jr

Sorry this is late, crimestoppers. I had a doctor's appointment.


Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano putting difficult 2013 season behind him | NewsVinnie Pestano ran into all sorts of trouble on the mound last season, resulting in the Indians setup man being sent to the Minors. Now after clearing his head in the offseason, the right-hander is rejuvenated and ready to regain his spot in the bullpen.

Cleveland Indians demote Chief Wahoo logo | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports - From Yahoo Sports: Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be racist by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday.

Mickey Callaway's nomination for WFNY's Sportsman of the Year | WaitingForNextYear - Mickey Callaway: Not a miracle worker, but pretty darn close

2014 Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects - - ICYMI yesterday

Around the Horn

Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame | FanGraphs Baseball - Dave Cameron's take on Baseball HOF selections.

The Hall of Fame is still missing some key members. | : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - The Hall of Fame elected three players in 2014. But that may have been the bare minimum, considering there were many other viable candidates -- including two were arguably the best at their position in baseball history. What does it mean for the future?

Safe at Home: Learning from Jackie Robinson | Nicolaus Mills - Over the years collisions at home plate have gotten widespread publicity. With a proposed change aimed at protecting player safety, the argument against the effort to stop collisions comes from those who think the change makes the game soft.

What can a baseball fan do to get through the winter? | : Howard Megdal Article - It's a particularly cold January around most of America, and the sunny days of green grass and blue skies seem so far away. So what's a baseball fan to do for the next two months? There's other sports, or baseball simulations... or cats.