“Innocent until proven guilty”. I’ve been thrashing around for the past few days trying to put into words how I feel about this year’s lack of Hall of Fame nominees. Bill does a pretty good job with this post.
Originally posted on The On Deck Circle:
Honestly, I was not going to comment on yesterday’s Hall of Fame voting results.
Too many keyboards have suffered enough over that topic the past couple of days. But I read a comment by a member of the BBWAA today that I have to admit irked me a great deal (I won’t name him; there’s no reason to give him greater exposure.)
This writer said (and I’m paraphrasing) that he was very glad that no one was elected in this year’s HOF voting because it teaches our children a lesson that cheaters and cheating will not be tolerated. Otherwise, he claimed, our children would come away with the opposite lesson, that cheating can and will be rewarded.
Fine, but here are some other lessons our children can take away from yesterday’s HOF voting:
1) In our culture, you are now guilty until proven innocent. Moreover, the court of public opinion…
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