Baseball should be proud
of Griffey and Piazza. Griffey's plaque will be the first one showing an
inductee in a Mariner cap. A big deal in this part of the country.
It was nice to have a
slight interruption in the constant Seahawk talk.
Some day, long after I
have departed the planet, a new generation of baseball writers will look at the
stats of Jackson, Rose, Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, Clemons, Palmeiro, and perhaps a
few others and wonder what all the fuss was about. They will be immune to
such current characteristic flaws as boozing, womanizing, PED use, and numerous
other shortcomings. (and they will not hold biases
against great DH's)
This society is
culturally going downhill. America will soon likely elect a female
President whose advisors make Richard Nixon's personnel look like Sunday School
teachers. Today's flaws will be tomorrow's rites of passage.
The younger baseball
writers will no doubt have been involved in these kinds of activities
themselves. They will not blackball players who have the stats for
Most, if not all, of the
players named above will be inducted into the Hall.
Hoffman, and maybe a few others who barely missed the needed percentages this
year will eventually make the HOF.
Remember that it took four years of balloting to
select Piazza to the Hall. =================================
From Bill Rogers
And what about Ken Williams and Roy Sievers in the Hall?