KEN GURNICK, Dodgers beat reporter
Morris has flaws — a 3.90 ERA, for example. But he gets my vote for more than a decade of ace performance that included three 20-win seasons, Cy Young Award votes in seven seasons and Most Valuable Player Award votes in five. As for those who played during the period of PED use, I won’t vote for any of them.- MLB.com, January 7, 2014
17 writers for MLB.com are amongst the nearly 600 BBWWA members who’ll determine the National Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum’s Class of 2014 inductees, and as you can see above, the highly decorated Ken Gurnick is that much closer to being a household name (in lonely households populated by the suicidal and/or dangerously obsessive) now that he’s a) personally ensured Greg Maddux won’t be a unanimous entry in his first year of eligibility, b) DRAWN A LINE IN THE FUCKING SAND RE: “THE PED ERA”.
The same era, by the way, that featured the pitching of one Jack Morris. The number of times Greg Maddux was rumored to be involved with performance enhancing drugs is roughly the same as the number of times Gurnick’s name will be mentioned in the same breath as the JG Taylor Spink Award (ie. zero).