In my 37 years on God’s green earth, I can count the marvels that I have personally witnessed on a single hand. One of these was Bert Blyleven’s curveball. Today he was passed over for induction into the Baseball Hall Of Fame (for the 13th time). Therefore I am canceling all planned posts this week in place of crafting a lengthy and well deserved tribute on his behalf. Days like today make me miss being a baseball writer. I never received voting privileges, but results like these lead me to believe that anyone can be a HOF voter. Stay tuned for my argument on behalf of the Dutchman.