This is what HOF President Jeff Idelson had to say about last year's election results in which the BBWAA elected nobody out of a class that featured:
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris, Lee Smith, Curt Schilling, Tim Raines, Mark McGwire, Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro, Alan Trammell, Edgar Martinez, and Dale Murphy.
Aaron Sele received a vote. Reggie Sanders received 1 vote. Kenny Lofton & Bernie Williams are no longer on the ballot. What the hell could possibly be working about this system???
Commenting on the election, Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said, “The standards for earning election to the Hall of Fame have been very high ever since the rules were created in 1936. We realize the challenges voters are faced with in this era. The Hall of Fame has always entrusted the exclusive voting privilege to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. We remain pleased with their role in evaluating candidates based on the criteria we provide.”