COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—It was always going to be a losing proposition. I came here for Hall of Fame induction weekend with one question: Where are the Bud Selig fans?
In his (paywalled) column today, ESPN's Buster Olney declares that he will not cast a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, nor any year going forward until the voting process's glaring flaws are fixed.
There are so damn many Hall of Famers on this year's Cooperstown ballot, you should probably start getting angry now over the ones who aren't going to make it in this time. (And after that, you can go back to being sad over the ones who are never going to make it in.)
A scouting report of Greg Maddux from 1985, the year before his first call-up, is making the rounds today. It's funny because the scout declared Maddux was "not strong enough to be a starter," and we all know how that turned out.