This vote has sparked a lot more controversy than last year?s. The debate could ? and probably will ? go on for quite some time. Darrell?s reactions ? although quite subdued by his standards ? might give some clue as to why he?ll wait another year.
There is some great input from blogger G14 (HOF-Your Thoughts?) and the commentors on this site. I suppose every Hall has had its early growing pains. You might want to put 50 in the first class, but the exclusivity is what makes election special.
I?m just glad I don?t have to make those seemingly impossible choices.
By the way, isn?t it about time everyone came to agreement on just how many victories Bobby Allison has? Depending on the source, it?s either 85 or 84. I?ve even heard a case made for an 86th. There?s plenty of time. Baseball added an RBI to Hack Wilson?s record many decades after the fact.
On an unrelated note: I heard this week that in the kids? toy world, dolls are outselling Hot Wheels. That may seem trivial, but I believe it is more consequential than it appears. A topic for a future article.
By Gary Erdakos
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