ABOUT THE HALL
The Hall of Very Good™ was conceived years ago as a way to get people talking about who should or shouldn’t be enshrined in Cooperstown. Since then, it has evolved into a site that provides “water cooler” fodder and entertaining perspectives on the game for anyone who will listen. Pretty sure Hall contributor Benjamin Christensen sums it up best.
"While most people think the game is centered around the players and suits who pay the bills, the reality is that the fans, food and ticket vendors, and even the mascots truly encompass the history of America's past time. Through my craft I tell the untold and forgotten stories you don't see in the morning paper."
ABOUT THE LOGO
Since 2009, the “Grimsley” has graced the front page of The Hall, welcoming each of the millions of readers that have visited the site. Designed by graphic artist Foodstamp Davis from Gentlemen Brothers, the logo is a take on former big leaguer Ross Grimsley’s 1981 Topps trading card. And in case you were curious, Mr. Grimsley does indeed approve of his likeness!
SHAWN ANDERSON, Managing Editor
Shawn is that guy who instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him is talking wise about the history of baseball. A self-confessed “contrarian”, who was, good or bad, encouraged by far too many people to put his unique thoughts out there for everyone to read. Shawn believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown and fondly remembers the time he saw Rickey Henderson walking into a hotel with a woman on each arm following a Yankees game.
LOU OLSEN, Chief of Stache
Lou is currently a Senior Staff Writer for FanSided's Milwaukee Brewers site, Reviewing the Brew. He served as Editor of the site from December of 2010 until April of 2012. Lou is thrilled to be writing for The Hall of Very Good, since his two greatest loves are baseball and facial hair.
BEN HUTCHISON, Contributor
"Benny Hutch" is currently the morning news anchor for both the ABC and FOX affiliate in Rockford, Illinois. Prior to joining the television stations, he spent time working in Chicago for WGN and freelancing for ESPN. In 2007, Ben was on hand at Wrigley working Tom Glavine’s historic 300th victory. He even got to congratulate the fellow lefty after he was taken out of the game.
BENJAMIN CHRISTENSEN, Contributor
Benjamin has been writing ever since he was a kid, mostly doing creative writing, but he’s been going strong since he was 15 when he was able to land an interview with Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons for the high school newspaper. Benjamin is probably best known for being a cast member of Season 2 of the MLB Fan Cave. You know, the awesomely bearded guy. He has an in depth knowledge and perspective on baseball and loves to immerse himself into the culture of the game with the fans, players and newcomers. Oh yeah, Benjamin also in the cat in charge of the super awesome Hats and Tats blog!
BO ROSNY, Contributor
Bo writes the baseball card blog Baseball Cards Come to Life, where he is profiling each of the 6,930 major and minor league baseball players he has at least one card of. He is always up for a trade...check out his want/trade lists!