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Baseball HOF: Clean out the riffraff

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    There are currently 310 members in the Hall of Fame. It's safe to say at least a quarter, maybe a third, are frauds/unqualified/undeserving.

    How about a public campaign to boost the credibility of the HOF by cleaning out the flotsam?

    Instead of adding members, why not junk 10 plaques a year for the next 10 years?

    In 20 years you'd be down to the real 24 karat HOFers.
    georgealfano likes this.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    President Obama will revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential medal of Freedom before this dumb idea comes to fruition.
  3. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    How would this impact Mark Buehrle's chances?
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Call Jack Morris for the answer.
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    We could spin a whole bunch of people off into the Hall of "I saw him with my own eyes and he just feels like a Hall of Famer."
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Getting rid of the first 50 or so of the worst pretenders should be easy.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    They could just rearrange the exhibit and plaques into 3 rooms

    The Zeus Room, The Mt Olympus of Cooperstown. The unquestioned immortals, Cobb, Ruth, Gehrig, Cy Young, Aaron, Williams, Musial ...

    The Achilles room, for the demi-gods. Great but flawed. Nolan Ryan, Joe Morgan, Koufax, Reggie

    The Fortuna Room, named for the godess of luck: Tony Perez, Phil Rizzuto, Puckett, Rice...
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Morgan Bulkeley nods his head.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    This place is going to be so much fun when Votto does not make the HOF.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Not saying there aren't some questionable guys in there, but isn't the 310 number just a function of the place being 80 years old?
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Of course it is. This is just another one of Starman's illogical rants.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  12. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Did Starman somehow get locked in Whitman's parents' basement??
    SpeedTchr likes this.
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