A custom among many sports writers this time of year is to reveal whom they voted for in the annual Baseball Hall of Fame election.
In his explanation of his vote this year, Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy revealed he voted for longtime nemesis and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, even as he called him a “blowhard” one more time.
“I didn’t want to let my personal feelings for a player get in the way (hello, Jim Rice). So perhaps I gave Schilling the nod because I don’t like him — defusing the ever-handy charge that we use our vote to take out grudges against players who were uncooperative,” Shaughnessy wrote in a column published Tuesday afternoon on BostonGlobe.com.
The results of this year’s balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be revealed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday on MLB Network and the Baseball Writers Association of America web site.
Voters can choose between zero and 10 names. A player must be named on 75 percent of ballots cast to be elected.
Here’s a look at how the Globe and Boston.com voters filled out their ballots.
Peter Abraham: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Alan Trammell.
Nick Cafardo: Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Jack Morris, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Sammy Sosa, Alan Trammell.
Dan Shaughnessy: Jack Morris, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Alan Trammell.
Bob Ryan: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jack Morris, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling.
Tony Massarotti: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Edgar Martinez.
Bob Hohler: Curt Schilling, Craig Biggio, Tim Raines, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell.Follow Matt Pepin on Twitter at @mattpep15.