With the initial balloting closing in a little over 24 hours from now, here is how the Wild Card and Tiebreaker Balloting will go.
The Wild Card Balloting will be first and will take place all next week. A select group of players, chosen by myself and the rest of the contributors of this site, will be eligible for the Wild Card Balloting.
This is how it is going to work. Each player in the Wild Card Balloting will have a chance to make the Tiebreaker Balloting round.
Pretty much each category will have Wild Cards and here is an example of what one will look like (take note...this is just an example and will probably not be what the actual ballot looks like):
Which player or group of players does Jim Thome belong with?
1. Mike Schmidt
2. Steve Carlton
3. Jimmy Rollins, Richie Ashburn, Darren Daulton
4. Larry Bowa
5. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley
and so on
6. Doesn't belong with any of these groups
In order for the Wild Card to make it to the Tiebreaker Round, he (or the venue) has to get at least 50 percent of the voting in one category. If he doesn't or gets 50 percent in the "Doesn't Belong" option, then he is done and does not make the Tiebreaker Round.
In the Tiebreaker Round, if there is a tie between two or more players, the ballot will obviously decide who finishes where. That will take place during the week after the Wild Card Balloting.
If you have any question, leave a comment or drop me an email at email@example.com.
Thanks and keep voting!