A kwik glance @ the 2002 H0F-Ballot, shows Luis Tiant as (perhaps) the oldest
pitcher still not yet inducted, yet ---> taking an arbitrary span & landing in LTiant's
prime-&-fame, say maybe 1967, ---> well, take another glance @ the H0F-Ballot
from 1967, ---> & it will help to follow the long-running 'current' flaw in the voting...
( ...from1967, the following potential inductees appeared... )
JMize / JMedwick / RKiner / RCampanella / LBoudreau / AVaughan / TKluzewski
DNewcombe / BDoerr / ESlaughter / LDoby / ADark / GKell / CFurillo / PWReese
JGordon / PRizzuto / MMarion / BLemon / &, Billy's (both) Herman, & Martin...
10 years qualification as a sports (BB) writer, to vote (???)...
If ya' ask me, NO WRITER (voter) should be less than 50 years of age... Was 10
years old (myself), watch'n black-&-white movies of kids in hospital beds, talk'n
to Gehrig, or Ruth... in 1967, there were 292 ballots count'd... 219 votes got U in...
Looking @ the last H0F-Ballot, & comparing it to 1967's ballot, & attending MLB
games since the late 1950's, & --->>> if myself had such an awesome privelege
to actually cast my vote, then what follows can only leave me scratching my skull
in 'dumb-founded-ness'... -->Bill Mueller ? / -->Brad Radke ? / -->Brian Jordan ? /
-->Tony Womack ? / -->Jeromy Burnitz ?...
Absolutely the 2 ballots, approximately 4 dozen years apart, have VAST contrasts
&, the latest doesn't resemble anything close to ANY definition of "Fame"...
Absolutely, the BEST WAY to solve it all, ---&, create the most NON-controversial,
PERFECT "Hall-0f-Fame" that MLB has ever seen, ---would be to find the oldest
guy on the planet, a guy who witness'd way more than 4 dozen years of baseball,
& just let THAT man decide who goes in, ---each year, ---until he dies...
THAT man is Vin Scully... Whatever HE says is fine w/ me & everyone else, 4-sure.