MORE HALL TALK
Some random HOF thoughts…
McGwire hit a lot of homers, but as a player he really wasn’t that good. There are many who think he is not Hall worthy, chemical enhancement or not. He scored 23.5% of the ballots this year. What would the percentage have been if he had said to congress, “Yes I did do steroids and I am forever sorry. I hope to teach the kids of the world why it was wrong that I did this.” I’m guessing double. At least.
Get ready to pelt me with rocks and garbage, but I think as a player–not the amazing streak–but as a player Cal Ripken was overrated. At least offensively.
Maybe I have an Oriole thing. Because I think Brooks Robinson is totally overrated too.
I still think Jim Rice is a HOFer too.
Maybe Frank Costanza had a ballot to cast. Jay Buhner received one vote. “He had a rocket for an arm!!”