Danario Debuts

Back on August 23rd I wrote this post about former Missouri Tigers wide receiver Danario Alexander signing with the St. Louis Rams.  I was excited then and I was even more excited about his NFL debut today.

After the Rams lost their leading (only?) receiver last week when the turf monster in Detroit decided to attack Mark Clayton, they really had nowhere to turn except Alexander.  He had been assigned to the practice squad and questions lingered about the health of his knee following the fourth operation.  Plus, he’d been brought on late had a playbook to learn.  Still, he showed the Rams enough to get activated for today’s game against the Chargers.  I wasn’t sure if he’d just serve as a decoy or a 3rd down/5th wide receiver or if he’d actually get some playing time.

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2010 Hall of Fame Ballot

Tomorrow afternoon we’ll find out who will be enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  There are many very interesting first timers on the ballot this year as well as some veterans whose time is running out.  I’m going to take a look at the ballot and give you the run-down on who I would vote and why.

This year’s first timers are very tricky.  Plenty of guys who were good players but I’m not sure they were Hall of Fame players.

First, though, I’ll run through the players who were on my ballot last year who didn’t get in.

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Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2009

The 2009 Hall of Fame class will be announced at 1 o’clock CST tomorrow, so I figured I might as well give my ballot if I had one.  We’ll start with the easy one:

rickey-henderson-939-stolen-bases-1991-c10103677Rickey Henderson

This is the only lock for the voting tomorrow.  Rickey should end up with over 90% of the vote.  I’d imagine that he would go in as an Oakland A, but Rickey has been known to pull surprises in the past.  I’m not going to bring up all of his stats since you it’s pretty common knowledge that he’ll get in, but here are a few:

1406 career steals

2190 career walks

.401 career On-Base %

2295 career runs

Yeah, he’s getting in.

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