The Veterans Committee elected no one to the Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday. Sorry Ron Santo. Gil Hodges has been dead for over thirty years and he’s still waiting. But is Cooperstown’s real charm, the museum itself, a better place to be?
It’s a name on a plaque. The right to write "HOF" on your autograph. To hear your first name preceeded by the immortal words "Hall of Famer". Yet baseball’s current and recent woes–steroids and gambling among them–might be altering the process.
One writer believes the true value in the Baseball Hall of Fame lies with the stories told by it’s artifacts anyway.