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Never mind: Hall of Fame sticking with five-year waiting period

Jul 26, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

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Yesterday we passed along a report from Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that the Hall of Fame was considering cutting the waiting period for election from five years-post retirement to three years.  It was a strange report, actually, sort of mentioned in passing in Kernan’s column, alongside his general observations about the previous day’s induction ceremonies.

Maybe it was slipped in that way because it wouldn’t have held up to the kind of scrutiny a straight newsy account would have required:

Contrary to a report in Monday’s New York Post, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is not considering dropping the waiting period for players to be eligible for induction from five to three years … Brad Horn, the Hall’s senior director of communications and education, sent an email to several media outlets Monday.  It read in part: “I’m writing to point out an erroneous report in the New York Post today regarding the Hall of Fame’s voting procedures and the five-year waiting period. This account of a proposed reduction in the five-year waiting period is entirely untrue.”

So apparently you can’t believe everything you read in the New York Post. What is this world coming to?

  1. stevejeltzjehricurl - Jul 26, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Next they’ll be telling us not to believe the politicians in DC. What is this world coming to?

  2. President Miraflores - Jul 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Public Enemy tipped me off to the Post’s ways years back, Craig, but thanks for looking out.

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