Originally Posted by Don Cameron
But why are the numbers and stats so important.... especially the saber stats? Fred McGriff has been hosed for YEARS. With better or equal numbers to Stargell, and Perez.
If you watched the game, McGriff was THE main cog offensively number of Championship Braves teams and his votes are in the 20% range. The whole voting system is bs.
The overweight lover
That's a good example.
Another good example is that Lofton was dropped off the ballot after his first year of eligiblity. I agree Lofton is a borderline HOFer, but he got practically no votes.
How in the world did Biggio not get in this year? Oh yea, the HOF voters had to get on their high horse and vote no one in this year.
Like most things in life that involve voting, the HOF is largely a popularity contest and very inconsistent. That's why I'm pretty apathetic about it. Doubt I will ever go through the trouble of visiting.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!