Friday, October 31, 2014

Golden Era Ballot

It has been a long time since I have posted anything here, but I wanted to celebrate some BIG NEWS!

Yesterday, our man Dick Allen was selected to the 2014 Golden Era Committee ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The is an important step and marks the first time his Hall of Fame credentials will actually be debated on a national level.

Huge props to our friend Mark "Frog" Carfagno for his relentless and passionate support for Dick. Without him, this day may have never come. If you have not already visited and "liked" the Facebook group DICK ALLEN BELONGS IN THE HALL OF FAME! -- you should do so.

The final step belongs to the 16-person Golden Era Committee, which consists of Hall of Famers Jim Bunning, Rod Carew, Pat Gillick, Ferguson Jenkins, Al Kaline, Joe Morgan, Ozzie Smith and Don Sutton; baseball executives Jim Frey, David Glass, Roland Hemond and Bob Watson; and veteran media members Steve Hirdt, Dick Kaegel, Phil Pepe and Tracy Ringolsby.

The Golden Era Committee will review and vote on the Hall of Fame candidates at the Winter Meetings in December. Dick needs at least 12 votes to be inducted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I launched Dick Allen Hall of Fame here in February 2009, moving the project from a static HTML structure to a more interactive and easier to maintain blogging platform. 1,618 days and 851 posts later this place has provided me with an outlet to share my unending passion for baseball and a chance to meet a whole bunch of new friends. It has been a lot of fun and I would do it all over again.

Today, I am pleased (and saddened) to announce that this will be the last post for my Dick Allen Hall of Fame. I am not just walking away... I have been asked to help develop, launch and operate Dick Allen's new official website: 

The plan is for DA15 to be different from most every other famous athlete's website. Dick has a vision of a diverse community where friends and fans can come together to share stories and opinions on a wide range of topics. Obviously launching a compelling website doesn't happen overnight, but working with my childhood baseball hero is an opportunity of a lifetime and something I could not pass up.

I am neck-deep in the middle of the development & launch phase of DA15. Depending on how much time I have after we get rolling, I hope to continue to share my personal photography and other graphic creations at I will also be transitioning the DAHoF social media accounts to support the DA15 project or transfer them for my own personal use. I will leave the DAHoF archive and email on for the time being. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

Thank you all for the generous support over the years.
I invite you to come on over and say hi to me