LADY AT THE BAT: A Few Words On This Year's Hall Of Fame Voting

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Few Words On This Year's Hall Of Fame Voting

Like everyone else out there I have some definite opinions about this year's Hall Of Fame voting. Time doesn't permit me to go into detail here so I will do that on my next podcast, which should be posted on Monday.

For now, I will simply say that it was wrong that no living player got in this year. In voting the way they did, the writers were stating that everyone who played in the Steroid Era used steroids. That is ridiculous and totally unfair to guys on the ballot, like Mike Piazza, who were never connected to steroids in any way. 

Guilt by association is one of the most devastating wrongs in all of society. Instead of covering  all these guys with such a blanket, why not fold it so that it doesn't touch everyone? Tackle the problem on a case-by-case basis. That would be more than fair. 

But it doesn't seem as if the writers are interested in being fair. And that's too bad. 

So now, we will have to wait until next year for an induction ceremony that is worth watching. And, even then, we will probably still be arguing about those who played in Steroid Era. It will still be ridiculous and it will still be unfair.

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