(AP) Le Batard gave his Hall vote to website Deadspin
By The Associated Press
ESPN host Dan Le Batard (right) says he gave his baseball Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin because he detests the “hypocrisy” in the voting process.
Le Batard confirmed on Twitter that he let Deadspin readers decide which players he would vote for. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected Wednesday _ they were on Le Batard’s ballot, as was Craig Biggio, who missed by two votes.
Le Batard says he didn’t receive anything from Deadspin for giving away his vote. Le Batard said in a statement posted by the website that he likes “a little anarchy” in the sports world.
There were 571 ballots cast by senior members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Le Batard is a longtime columnist for the Miami Herald.
Le Batard says he expects to be stripped of his vote. BBWAA Secretary-Treasurer Jack O’Connell declined comment.