Re: Do You take the Hall of Fame Serious?
Cooperstown yes, Reds HOF no.
I am probally a freak compared to most in that around age 10 I was pretty darn knowledgeable on Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and alot of other players and teams from the 1920-1970 era. In fact to this day I probally know more about those players and the times they played in than I know about current day baseball. So yes, Cooperstown is VERY important to me.
Having said that I would love to see the voting changed. I am very much a status quo kinda guy but the voting for the most part is silly. Keeping Bert Blyleven out for as long as they did although at the time of his retirement when only 2 other pitchers in MLB history had more strikeouts than him was utterly nuts. I am not a huge Ron Santo supporter but I have no problem with him going in. There are many, many worse players in than him.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard