Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Baseball Hall of Fame


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This is not a knock on the greatness of Mariano Rivera as what some perceive as the greatest reliever of all time. The process or more exactly the calling out of voters who didn’t want to vote Rivera in the Hall of Fame on his first try is what raised more than the eyebrow of Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week. It is the pressure of those in the media and fans to force those voters to change their vote which resulted in Mariano Rivera receiving a unanimous induction something that has not happen in the history of the Hall of Fame. Boston writer Bill Ballou received pressure plain and simple to change his vote when he stated he wouldn’t vote in Rivera. It’s his right as a voter to vote how he feels whether anyone agrees with him or not.

To put pressure him isn’t right nor does it make Rivera’s greatness less than if he didn’t receive a unanimous vote. Honestly this makes the unanimous seem very tainted.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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