Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, December 01, 2012

NYPost/Davidoff: Wright, Martin, Rivera and a brief exhange with Michael Weiner

I’m posting this primarily because I found Michael Weiner’s take on the Hall of Fame ballot to be interesting:

The example that I’ve used – some of you have heard me use it before, but I’ll use it in a different context – is the example of George Steinbrenner. When George Steinbrenner becomes eligible to get into the Hall of Fame, he should get into the Hall of Fame the first time. No questions asked. Given the bulk, the corpus, the scope of George Steinbrenner’s career and his impact on major-league baseball.

(Note: Actually, Steinbrenner was on the 2010 Veterans Committee ballot and didn’t get inducted. He’ll likely be on next year’s Veterans Committee ballot again.)

Having said that, put aside the campaign contribution conviction or the whole Howie Spira thing. I’m not even talking about those. George Steinbrenner was found to be one of 26 major-league owners, three times, being guilty of collusion. Being guilty of trying intentionally not to win in Major League Baseball, but participating in a conspiracy where they wouldn’t bid for, you name it. Kirk Gibson, Tim Raines, Jack Morris – the best players. He was found guilty of that by a legal proceeding.

You could say, “Well, George Steinbrenner cheated the game of baseball for a substantial section of his career, and therefore, the morals clause should keep him out.” I don’t think it should. George Steinbrenner belongs in because, when you look at everything he did, he deserves to be in. And I’d like to see – again, you asked the question – I’d like to see voters take that kind of approach in looking at some of the admittedly historic players who are up for a vote this time.

HT to Tango.

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 01, 2012 at 09:35 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, hall of fame, labor relations, new york mets, new york yankees, pittsburgh

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMake relievers face more than 1 batter for faster game, more runs | FOX Sports
(236 - 4:23am, Jan 30)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMontreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
(49 - 3:40am, Jan 30)
Last: Bourbon Samurai

NewsblogTop 100 prospects of 2015 including Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton and more - ESPN ($PAY$)
(29 - 3:32am, Jan 30)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogHow Has BABIP Held Up as Leaguewide Offense Slides Ever Lower? | Banished to the Pen
(31 - 3:26am, Jan 30)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(206 - 3:18am, Jan 30)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOrioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider | FanGraphs Baseball
(31 - 2:41am, Jan 30)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogFangraphs: Last Year’s Minor-League WAR Leaders, If That Existed
(12 - 2:35am, Jan 30)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1644 - 2:05am, Jan 30)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogRanking baseball's greatest dynasties - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
(138 - 12:39am, Jan 30)
Last: The Chronicles of Reddick

NewsblogOmar Minaya to leave San Diego Padres, join MLBPA as special adviser
(1 - 11:53pm, Jan 29)
Last: 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(379 - 11:38pm, Jan 29)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(4122 - 11:30pm, Jan 29)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11706 - 11:04pm, Jan 29)
Last: booond

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-29-2015
(23 - 10:15pm, Jan 29)
Last: bobm

NewsblogBaseball Prospectus | BP Unfiltered: People Are Currently Reading The 2015 BP Annual And You Could Be Next
(6 - 8:45pm, Jan 29)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.1529 seconds
46 querie(s) executed