Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Costas: No HOF Vote For Fans Because "They Vote For Their Favorites"

NBC's Bob Costas argued against fans having a say in the Hall of Fame election process today on Dan Le Batard's radio show, claiming were they to be provided enfranchisement they'd "vote for their favorites," something actual BBWAA members have never, ever done. After all, you can't have famous people in a Hall of Fame.


It was one illogical statement out of many reasonable ones offered by Costas today, who also voiced support for expanding the HOF voter ranks to advanced stats advocates and broadcasters. (He said he'd vote for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, were he to be a BBWAA voter.) When asked about Le Batard's giving his vote to Deadspin, Costas said he didn't have any problem with it. Maybe that's because Deadspin readers turned in as legitimate and fair a ballot of any thus far revealed. Y'all voted for your favorites? Good taste, ladies and gentlemen. [WAXY-FM]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter