The HOF IS in OBVIOUS need of modernization, but there is no need for RADICAL change. Yes, Jim Rice and Bert Blyleven in the HOF is just WRONG, but, for the most part, the system works. There are years where there are abberations, and yes, I'd LOVE to see more voter "accountability", but reviewing talent will ALWAYS be SOMEWHAT subjective. What I would like to see is some kind of standard adopted for the voters. The BBWA is getting to be more of a joke every year as newspapers in general continue to become more and more irrelevant. What I think would make a REAL difference is a "voters election"... Where some group votes on who votes. Let every owner, manager and gm vote, along with every umpire and each teams lead broadcaster and writer. Elect a panel of 50 every year, and those guys all vote on the HOF class for that year. With something like this, you would arrive at a list of the 50 most RESPECTED opinions on the game every year. And then they would decide the HOF class for that particular year. It would ELIMINATE favoritism, bias and just plain old STUPIDITY (LeBatard) from the equation and make for a MUCH better HOF moving forward.
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