Jul 29, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT
With only the dead being inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, the crowd responded in similar fashion. Bob Nightengale:
Sunday’s crowd count suffered greatly: 2,500 attended, the Hall announced, well off the typical crowd estimate of about 20,000.
Only 32 of the living 62 Hall of Famers were on hand. Probably because they didn’t have any new friends to welcome or old friends to greet.
To date the Hall of Fame has been 100% supportive of the voting tack the BBWAA has taken and has shot down any suggestion that something needs to change in either the voting criteria or the composition of the electorate.
But you have to figure that another couple of years like this would at least start to make them change their mind.
- Giants acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox 33
- Maximum stay on Hall of Fame ballot changed from 15 to 10 years 47
- Jon Lester is willing to return to the Red Sox as a free agent even if they trade him 23
- Jose Abreu is third-fastest in MLB history to reach 30 career home runs 7
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 27
- How’d he do that? Magician Maddux fooled hitters all the way to Hall 23
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 46
- MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation 35
- Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams (200)
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts (163)
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres (108)
- Who is the next Face of Baseball? (97)
- David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home run list — is he a Hall of Famer? (92)