Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by Kc61
He has expertise in baseball performance.
This actually begs the question concerning a great many individuals with voting responsibilities (that's not a snarky comment).
And frankly, receiving a ballot by definition makes one the arbiter of whether a player is deserving or not. It's a significant burden. Whether one agrees with Fay's actions or not (and I dont), I think its clear he made his decision with this burden in mind and was trying to fulfill his obligation to the best of his ability.
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