Who should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Who shouldn't? Everyone has an opinion, and everyone can conjure up a few stats or arguments for or against just about any player. It's a mess. There has to be a better way.
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“The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected” brings order to the chaos. It starts with specific standards based on the current composition of the Hall. Then it compares each existing Hall-of-Famer's record to the standards to determine whether he really deserves the honor. It also uses the same standards to review the credentials of each viable candidate not in the Hall.
But this is no dry recitation of stats. The book also loaded with stories, humor, and digressions into everything from psychology to American history. Do not expect each player to be treated with reverence; author Eddie Daniels has opinions and isn’t afraid to share them. Inspired by the likes of Bill James and Baseball Prospectus, Daniels combines the precision of an academic with the wit of an oddball comedian.
Does Jeff Bagwell deserve the Hall? What about Curt Schilling? Did Jim Rice and Bert Blyleven deserve their selections? How do steroid accusations affect the credentials of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens? Where does Derek Jeter stand among the all-time greats? “The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected” covers it all.
Of course, “The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected” reviews more than just modern players. You might learn something new about Ty Cobb or Mickey Mantle. And you’ll be introduced to obscure Hall-of-Famers like Jake Beckley and Tommy McCarthy. By the end, you’ll know more about baseball history than all of your friends combined.
And all players will be profiled and judged in Eddie Daniels’ goofy, rambunctious style. Excitement is guaranteed. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you should consider renting out the back half of it, because you’ll only need the edge. (No refunds available for any seats or portions thereof.)
“The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected” is for casual fans and hard-core baseball nerds alike. It is available as one unwieldy tome or in three normal-sized volumes.
EDDIE DANIELS is well-known among his friends and family. No one else has ever heard of him. He’s written a ton, but nothing else has been published anywhere besides Web sites. But take a chance on him. C’mon, it’s cheap.
The reviews are in!
“‘The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected’ is the best book I’ve ever read! And I can’t read!” – Eddie Daniels
“Once in a generation, an author comes along who changes the face of literature about the Baseball Hall of Fame written by people named ‘Eddie Daniels.’ Eddie Daniels is not that author. But while you’re waiting for something better, it wouldn’t kill you to buy this book.”
– Eddie Daniels
“These book profiles are supposed to be a maximum of 4,000 characters long. At this point I’m at only 2,841. I don’t think I actually have to get to 4,000, but 2,841 (now 2,910) seems too short. It’s sort of like if your professor gives you a maximum page count for a paper; you don’t want to go too far below it. But I’ve already explained the book well enough, so now I’m just talking nonsense to get to a reasonable total. Dum dee dum dum dum. Scooby doobie doo. You are great, and I love you. OK, now I’m at 3,251. That’s probably enough, right? Let’s just call it at this point. See you in the book! If you’ve read this far, you have an admirably high tolerance for my writing style and thus could enjoy my book! So buy it!”
– Eddie Daniels