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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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Why Wagner Should Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Posted 01-11-2022 at 06:24 PM by case44


While baseballers await the dithering of those in the bigs' players association to get to the potatoes and gravy, fans everywhere will await the vote of the writers for this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction. Mark your calendars if you already haven't. It's January 25, work stoppage or no.

And while your writer doesn't expect former Houston Astro relief pitcher Billy Wagner to have enough votes to get in just yet, he's certainly picked up some steam recently as a relief star who should get his due. Sure, he had never won a World Series title during his career, but he threw gas successfully in an era where hitters hit everything............and reigned.

https://www.mlb.com/astros/video/wag...16-year-career

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/w...oving-forward/

https://www.mlb.com/news/roundtable-...-hall-of-famer

Wagner is in his seventh year of eligibility for possible induction, and he sits at 46.4 percent. He'll need 75 percent of the votes from the writers that be to get in, just like all the other cats. It is unlikely that he'll have a twenty-nine percent jump in one year, although stranger things have happened. Once he does get past that threshold, he's as deserving as any closer in Major League Baseball.

Billy Wagner does pose one question: If inducted, will he go in as a Houston Astro? Time will tell.
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    He's been picking up some steam lately. Might happen when we get to his final year. The way he used to close games was legendary, and for that, he's on a real short list.
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