Le Batard Explains Giving Vote to DeadSpin
ESPN’s Dan Le Batard exposed himself yesterday on Deadspin.com as the individual who sold his MLB Hall of Fame vote to the website.
In a statement on DeadSpin, Le Batard explained:
“I’m not sure what kind of trouble this is going to bring me. I imagine I’ll probably have my vote stripped. But I don’t want to be a part of the present climate without reform anyway.
“Given that climate, doing THIS has more impact than my next 20 years of votes as sanctimony bars the HOF door on the steroid guys. Because, in a climate without reform, my next 20 years of votes will be counted but not actually heard. At least this gets it heard, for better or for worse.”
This morning on Mike & Mike, Le Batard continued to justify his stance:
“I wasn’t reckless or flippant about this,” said Le Batard. “For 10 years, I’ve been on my platforms trying to instigate change and have done-so unsuccessfully. I haven’t attracted the attention in 10 years that I received just yesterday.”
PODCAST: Dan Le Batard explaining himself to Mike & MIke
Getting inducted in the Hall of Fame on Wednesday was Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas. Left out this time around included names such as Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio.