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Why inducting no one was the Worst Option Available (1.10.13)

05 Mar

The Hall of Fame balloting this year was a joke. And I really do not think I am being extreme by saying that.

As I am sure you know by now, the BBWAA did not elect anyone to the Hall of Fame this year. With the steroid issue still hanging over baseball, the writers were unable to find enough common ground to let anyone into Cooperstown this summer.

I am perfectly fine if someone thinks that known steroid users should not be allowed into Cooperstown. That is your opinion and you are entitled to it. I think that what happened in baseball happened and you cannot revise history to cut out certain unseemly facts, but both are valid viewpoints.

I am less fine if someone wants to keep players out of the Hall of Fame because “I saw his bacne in the locker room” or “his teammate used and he had big muscles.” The burden of proof is on the accuser to prove such a claim, not the accused to fend off wild accusations being thrown his way. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 10, 2013

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Z. January 2013

 

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