Sunday, July 29, 2007

There Are 2131 Reasons He's In The Hall of Fame

Baseball “Iron Man”Cal Ripken – who played in a record 2130 consecutive games, a record that probably will never be broken --was inducted into the Hall of Fame today, gaining 98.5 percent of the vote.

This means that 1.5 percent of the 545 voters did not for Cal.

Here’s my suspected explanation for why these 8 people did not select Ripken on the first ballot:

  • 3 of the 8 were under the influence of various prescription and “non prescription” medications.
  • 1 of the 8 have never watched Ripken play.
  • 4 of the 8 … are clinically insane.

Tony Gwynn also was inducted yesterday to the Hall of Fame, aother choice that should have been unanimous. Thirteen baseball writers failed to vote for him.

Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Cuckoo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least one writer was indeed clinically insane. Rod Ladewski of the Daily Southtown (huh?) turned in a blank ballot as a protest against Mark McGuire and his steroid use. Sure makes sense to me.

I'm going to guess bitter Yankee beat writers for the other seven.