Hall of Fame voters don’t have to repeat mistakes

Mariano Rivera showed up at today’s Yankees-Mets game, so the YES Network announcers discussed whether he should be voted into the Hall of Fame unanimously.

He probably should, but if he isn’t, it’ll be for the same reason no one else has yet … because no one else has yet.

I remember the screaming when Ken Griffey Jr. wasn’t a unanimous selection, but I always thought the scandal wasn’t that he wasn’t unanimous, but that Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson and a whole lot of other people you could cite weren’t.

But you know what those non-votes were? Mistakes. Wrong decisions. Stupid. They should be treated as such, not as the standard.

Today’s voters shouldn’t feel obligated to repeat the bad decisions of their predecessor.

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