Now let me get this out the way, not all the baseball writers are ass clowns, but there are enough to warrant a rant from your favorite Puma of Chocolaty descent. I have seen so many articles of people entrusted with a vote that are sending in blank ballots due to a purveying culture of steroids. “No one was clean,” “The game was cheated,” and other phrases are sprinkled all throughout these articles as if this game was clean to begin with. Now I am not advocating cheating or using steroids but because you wanted to catch them, were unable to catch them doesn’t mean you have to have the false sense of moral superiority. If you’re one of these writers living in a fantasy world where you go out back and toss the ball with dad till mom brings you a nice cold glass of lemonade, don’t vote. This game isn’t for you and never has been.
We treat players like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and others as these mountains of men who were the colossus of their day when Babe Ruth while very good was an alcoholic playing in a segregated league. Ty Cobb was a noted racist who on numerous occasions attempted to hurt his opponents.
|Oh yeah, this guy is much more worthy of enshrinement.|
|"I used an illegal pitch from the 1920s to go all the way to the Hall!"|
· Craig Biggio: 3,060 hits, 7 time All Star, 4 time gold glove winner, 5 time silver slugger winner
|He was also hit 285 times, throw him a bone.|
· Fred McGriff: 2,490 hits, 493 home runs, 1550 runs batted in, 5 time all star, 3 time silver slugger winner
|Tom Emanski approved!|
If you want a much better rant than mine I implore you to check out this piece from Grantland by Bill Simmons