I’ve been thinking about the Baseball Hall of Fame since this last vote happened. As a kid I thought this was a place that was almost like a Mecca and only the best of the best got into it. I realized as I grew up and got more and more into a lot of the behind the scenes stuff going on in the business of baseball that it is and isn’t true at same time. I was one of those guys that was annoyed when they were talking about putting the steroid era guys into the HOF. I felt like it would take away from the aura of the HOF. That’s the thing though. The HOF doesn’t have that same aura anymore, at least not to me. I don’t hold it in the same regard as I did as a younger me. I think it’s cool that it honors players that meant something to the game but you know what? I don’t care anymore about who gets in anymore. When I say that it means I personally don’t care anymore about who gets in past the gatekeepers anymore. I don’t get fired up about it anymore. I just feel now it’s a cool place to go visit and not a place with the aura of the greats anymore. Maybe it’s because the changes to the game and the stats that get a player into the HOF and players with lesser numbers were getting in? I really don’t know.
I am sure there are a lot of folks who don’t feel like I do, but we all can feel differently about it. I don’t know when this actually happened to me but I really just have a neutral feeling about the whole thing.