The North Pole- The latest controversy over Baseball’s Hall of Fame voting took a bizarre turn last night, as Jim Rice, former American League MVP, intentionally petrified five to ten sportswriters in an apparent attempt to scare up some votes… the good old fashioned way.
When speaking about the integrity of the game of baseball, we must address the very basic idea of baseball as being a team sport, which takes the efforts of every player to be in attendance for every game, whether or not they are actually participating on the field that day.
Recently inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was one of the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. Cal Ripken Jr. has finally received the greatest recognition in all of the sport for his accomplishments to the game of baseball, by being inducted into the Hall of Fame, many are still questioning the induction of Cal Ripken. It amazes me how many times I have read or seen someone say that Cal Ripken doesn’t deserve to go into the Hall of Fame over Mark McGwire. It comes as no surprise to me, as to why he was inducted. I will explain why Ripken was inducted into the Hall of Fame and why Mark McGwire was not.