The Willful Ignorance Of (Some) Hall Of Fame Voters
It’s because people like Marty Noble – national reporter for MLB.com, of all places – exist and are allowed to vote.
For the second year in a row, no need to study the ballot existed. I voted for the three no-brainer candidates — Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz. I never picked up a book or clicked on a website, though, as encouraged by the Hall, I did chat with guys who covered the game when I did. We had similar thoughts, and now I sense that The Unit and Pedro are definites and Smoltz is a likely. I think Biggio makes it this year, and I’ll be happy for him. But he didn’t get my support for reasons — read suspicions — stated last year. Same with Piazza and the others who have prompted greater suspicions, been caught or admitted using.
“I never picked up a book or clicked on a website…”
Willful ignorance – and he’s rewarded with a job at MLB.com. Nice.