View Full Version : 5 elected into Hall of Fame

12-03-2007, 11:12 AM
Dick Williams former Pirates owner Barnie Dreyfuss, Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and manager Billy Southworth were elected by the Veterans Committee into the Hall of Fame yesterday.


12-03-2007, 11:13 AM
What? No Ron Santo???? It was rigged!:rolleyes:

12-03-2007, 11:17 AM
Marvin Miller only got 25% of the vote.

No man changed baseball more than he did for better or for worse.

12-04-2007, 10:39 PM
A New York Daily News columnist explodes over O'Malley being selected.
Forget the dithering about Barry Bonds. Send apologies to Pete Rose. Warm up a place for Shoeless Joe Jackson. All moral arguments about who belongs in Cooperstown are over forever. Walter O'Malley has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I know, I know: The thing about the Dodgers and Brooklyn was a long time ago. Several generations of fans have grown up in the 50 years since O'Malley moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles and they don't really care.
Scholars have made cases that O'Malley had no recourse, that the true villain was Robert Moses, that New York and the rest of the country were being transformed by television, blah and blah and blah.
But there are millions of us who still subscribe to an almost biblical injunction: Never forgive, never forget.


12-04-2007, 10:45 PM
I am so tired of that.
How's that different than the Jazz leaving for Utah?
Or the Browns to Baltimore? Colts to Indy. Rams to St Louis?

That Brooklyn stuff is so trite it could be a whine of the BoSox or Cubs.