Baseball Hall of Fame
Those on each side think they are the universal arbiters of right and wrong, of course. But maybe it’s time — for once — to listen to fans, as they have the least to lose from the situation.
Rose the player belongs in the Hall. Rose the gambler belongs banned from baseball. They should not be tied hand in hand.
It is time to dismount from your two-faced high horse and open the door for Pete Rose. Shoeless Joe Jackson, too.
The issue comes down to public relations versus responsibility. A team can set its own standards as to how the franchise tells its story. The writers have to tell it straight. That’s not happening right now.
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is on its way to Cooperstown. But first, a field trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
There’s another part of Craig Biggio’s road to the Hall of Fame that should be highlighted: the Seton Hall University baseball program.
Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were simply two of the most fun pitchers to watch in my lifetime, and that is true whether they pitched for or against your team.
Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?
Madden joined WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon to explain why he didn’t vote for the 12-time All-Star.
The slugger received 69.9 percent of the vote (384 of 549 votes) from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, short of the 75 percent needed for election.
It’s a baseball crime that the Mets legend wasn’t elected in his first two years on the ballot, and if he’s shunned a third time it will be a full-blown disgrace.
Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election. Joining them could be Piazza and Biggio in what is shaping up as the biggest class of inductees in 60 years.
Happy New Year! This means, of course, that the Hall of Fame announcement is right around the corner.
Is this the year the great Mets catcher takes his place in Cooperstown — or will he go 0 for 3?