It's time to identify these writers and have their voting rights revoked prior to the next election.
These self-important voters have made a mockery of a great honor--the ability to have a say in who goes into and who does not go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Watch their excuses, if they have the courage to come out and identify themselves. Some will say Joe DiMaggio wasn't voted in the first time, so neither should Greg Maddux. Others will say Maddux played in the Steroid Era. Others will say someone else was more deserving. Hey, maybe he was the one that voted for Mike Timlin.
Well, it's time to take a look at these menaces to the process and purge the nutcases out of the voting process.
Congrats to Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas for having the requisite 75% of the vote to gain entry into the HOF this July. It will be quite a day in Cooperstown, as they will be joined by Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa. I imagine the flights from Atlanta to New York will be quite full that day.
Surprisingly, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens saw their numbers drop in the Hall balloting. I have to think all signs are pointing to them joining Pete Rose as baseball greats who will never get a plaque.
And last point...Biggio barely missed at 74.8%. That could be a bitter story as time goes on because he may not get that extra 0.2% next year either with newcomers Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson becoming eligible. Biggio gets my vote (if I had a real one) because he was the all-time doubles leader among right-handed hitters.
Farewell to Jack Morris...a truly great pitcher that apparently didn't quite have HOF numbers.