There’s been a fair amount of talk and criticism of the Hall of Fame voting process, but there’s been little from the Hall itself to explain why it conducts the voting the way it does.
Today I talked to Joe Horrigan of the Hall — an eminently good man of Irish heritage — and he explained in great detail the Hall’s thinking. The people at the Hall are about as good as they get, so their words mean something. They have integrity and they are dedicated to the place for which they work.
I find their thinking sound, and I don’t quibble with the results. As Horrigan said of this year’s class: “From the ones who were elected, who would you eliminate to put any of the others in?”