Today, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America has announced the results of the Hall of Fame voting in Major League Baseball. Deadspin set out to make “a farce and mockery of the increasingly solemn election process” by purchasing a vote.
Deadspin revealed their voter today and it is ESPN personality and longtime Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard. He also hosts the “Highly Questionable” show on ESPN 2. Deadspin noted that Le Batard took no money for the ballot.
Le Batard has been receiving some nasty tweets and retweeting them. Here are some of them:
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) January 8, 2014
@Deadspin shocking. Le Batard isn’t a journalist. He’s a racism crying hack with a trash tv show. Disappointing
— Patrick Moen-Lisk (@ThebestPML) January 8, 2014
— Tike Narry (@eddiesofficials) January 8, 2014
The selling of his HOF vote should get @LeBatardShow fired from all things ESPN and expunged from any legitimate journalistic operation
— Steve Repsher (@SteveRep44) January 8, 2014
Shame on the santimonious attention seeker who turned his vote over to a website. #sad
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 8, 2014
— Brandon Tierney (@BrandonTierney) January 8, 2014