Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Conviction is defined as a strong persuasion or belief. Fay just seemed wishy washy about the whole thing. His vote was prepared the night before, then he wussed out.
It's not that I laugh at the end result, but instead it was the way it was handled and then written about in a way to make Fay look holy that seems silly.
Well that's certainly fair. But like Rick said, he is preserving the sanctity of the vote because he's not impacting the percentages of people he would vote or not vote for. It seems a lot of people are chastising him because he's a voter so therefore he should be obligated to vote. I respect him for not influencing the vote based on the premise being debated.
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