Last time I posted, I wrote about the new Veterans Committee. Guess who got elected? Nobody. Joe Posnanski explains why.
Can we please take away HOF voting procedures away from the BBWAA? Please? I’m not saying that the HOF desperately needed all twelve men, or even four men. I’m saying that this constant rigging of voting procedures to produce no results so as to “protect” the “sanctity” of the Hall of “Fame” is bullshit. There are some seriously awful players in the HOF.
Two steps that will automatically fix a lot of the Hall’s problems.
— Remove the 10 candidate limit on the normal ballot; let people vote for 15 or even 20.
— If you send in a blank ballot, the BBWAA sends back a letter filled with profanity that kicks them out of the BBWAA.
To fix the Veterans’ Committee, it needs but a single step:
— Increase ballot sizes to at least half of the possible candidates.