It might be a little early yet, but Bob Matthews of
the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle thinks Cal Ripken,
Jr. should be a unanimous choice for the Hall of Fame.
If that does turn out to be the case, then he would be
the first. Matthews lists the all-time greats and the
percentage of ballots upon on which they appeared. That
some of them weren't unanimous is shocking. As Hank
Aaron once said about the men who left him off their
ballots, "They shouldn't be allowed to vote for the
Hall of Fame."
A Honus Wagner baseball card sighting is always big
news -- even to non-card collectors. Such is the cachet
of this rare item that anytime one surfaces, it bears
attention. Vic Siegel of the New York Daily News tells
the tale of the latest one to emerge from the
obscurity of a private collection and also reveals
something I'll bet many of you did not know: the
Wagner card is not the rarest of the T-206 collection.
Does David Littlefield's performance as general
manager of the Pirates warrant the use of the "Cam"
word? Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says
"no," Littlefield is no Bonifay and should not be held
responsible for the dismantling of the team in recent
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