Apr 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox veteran Frank Thomas prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Dan LeBatard says he wouldn’t have given his vote Deadspin if he had a mulligan


The media world almost broke on Wednesday with the news that Miami sports reporter, and ESPN personality, Dan LeBatard was the Baseball Hall of Fame voter that gave his vote to the website, Deadspin. Throughout the day, LeBatard–despite explaining his actions–took a ton of backlash from others in the business, including harsh criticism from his friends Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ‘Pardon the Interruption.’

Thursday, LeBatard visited with another friend of his when he appeared on the Dan Patrick Show. Less than 24 hours after the news of him being the Deadspin Hall of Fame culprit, though, LeBatard showed a bit of remorse for the first time.


LeBatard explained that he gave the vote away to more or less watch the media world burn, in a sense, as he’s one of the many, many people that disagree with the BBWA’s voting tactics, which particularly came to light with Greg Maddux not being a unanimous selection this year.

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