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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 Active Member

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