We’re going to take a look at the newbies and try and guess what their vote percentage will look like when the results are announced. Two things to keep in mind: First, it’s a crowded ballot, again, and finding spots won’t be easy for voters when you remember that seven guys who received at least 45 percent of the vote are back on the ballot next year.

Authentic Womens Mario Addison Jersey On Monday afternoon, MLB handed down a joke of a penalty, when it announced Barnes was suspended for four measley games. The message is still very clear: MLB does not care about player safety.

Commissioner Rob Manfred has to be better than this. The solution is simple, once he recognizes it’s a problem that has to be addressed.

Let’s stop pretending a baseball intentionally thrown at the head is the same as a baseball intentionally thrown at the shin. The penalties should reflect the much more devastating potential damages.

The first time a pitcher is deemed to have intentionally thrown a pitch at a batter’s head in retaliation, it’s a month-long suspension. The second time, it’s a two-month suspension — and that pitcher is ineligible for postseason play.

Mens Albert Pujols Jersey I’m not saying the suspensions should escalate similar to PED suspensions. This isn’t the same thing. I don’t think pitchers should be banned from baseball after their third conviction, but repeated seven- to 10-game suspensions aren’t enough considering what can happen if a pitch connects with a head (and a four-game suspension is a complete joke).

It doesn’t matter whether the baseball actually makes contact, either.