Sunday, January 22, 2017

On Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell Making It To the Hall of Fame

The blog's official position:
About damn time.

Bagwell had been kept out of the Hall by innuendo and hearsay. Raines, by the inability of many of the voters to comprehend just how good he was at the things that actually win ballgames. The addition of Bud Selig to the Hall is probably what cleared the way for Bagwell's induction; shunning the man for rumors of steroids suddenly seemed much less tenable a strategy when the man who oversaw it all was headed for Cooperstown. It's a shame it took this long, but results, as they say, are what matter.
As for Raines, that story's been told too many times. I'm just glad it finally got a happy ending.
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