I’m popping open the virtual champagne this afternoon, as word has come forth from on high that four more Internet writers have been added to the ranks of the BBWAA. (Maybe now that they’re starting to embrace the Interwebs, they can fix their hideous website.) The newbs are ESPN’s Keith Law and Rob Neyer, who were unaccountably snubbed last year, and Will Carroll and Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus. This last has been in an especially bright spirits because she’s one of my faves and, hey, she’s a chick! I think that makes…what, six or seven? You go, extreme minority of girls! I think, if I squint, I can see a tiny speck on the horizon that might just be a future where I don’t feel morally obligated to rip everything the BBWAA does.

Somewhere, Murray Chass is gnashing his teeth and no doubt making an angry phone call.

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