This morning we found out that next summer's Hall Of Fame ceremonies definitely will not be devoid of living inductees. How wonderful it was to hear that former Yankees manager Joe Torre was elected to Cooperstown, along with long-time Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa and iconic Braves manager Bobby Cox.
Of course, it would have been even better if George Steinbrenner were elected as well. I'm not sure if he will ever get in. Marvin Miller, on the other hand, will get in. I'm positive that he will. Once enough players who have truly benefited from Mr Miller's work are sitting on the veterans committee, he will be on his way to Cooperstown. By "truly benefited" I mean the multi-millionaires, the big money players that resulted from the nose-to-the-grindstone activities of Miller and company in the early days of the Players Association.
Until then, it will remain a travesty. But, again, it's nice to know that the Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies will make for a fun summer Sunday afternoon next July in Cooperstown New York.