So we all know what happened with the hall of fame announcement yesterday. Nobody gets in this year. And thanks to the goofy voting rules in which you can only pick 10 guys, there will be a huge backlog of players worthy of being in the hall for years to come. Not that it matters - too many voting members of the BBWAA (10-year+ members only) want to play judge and jury on so many guys that plenty of clean ones will get the shaft as well. I think that's what happened to Craig Biggio yesterday, for sure, and potentially other guys who have not ever been officially linked to anything and therefore have no need for acquittals.
And then I found this interesting piece by ESPN's Jayson Stark asking the question: is the HoF a museum in which all of baseball's history is told, or is it a holy shrine for the "angels of baseball", as he put it? If it's the former, it's missing an awful lot, and if it's the latter it includes far too many racists, drunks, physically abusive people, amphetamines users, and so on.
And he's right. It can't be both. Unfortunately, the 75% requirement allows some to sit as judge and jury. Too bad they couldn't be bothered to investigate when these guys were playing. There's no room for journalism for today's players, either, it's all looking back and pontificating.
So what say you, nerds?
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