There is already a Hall of Merit:
Monday, December 22, 2014
2015 Election Results - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling elected to the Hall of Merit!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.
The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.
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Then there are the players who are borderline at best, like Tim Raines, Edgar Martinez, etc. Finally, the golden oldies committee that recently rejected a bunch of players, including Dick Allen and Tony Oliva, who had already had more opportunities to be elected than they deserved.
Enough already! Stop! Just stop the nonsense!
Maybe a new form can be created in the near future. Maybe not. But let's just consign the current baseball Hall of Fame to the dustbin of history and let it die with what little dignity it deserves.