01/10/2006: Congratulations to former Cubs/Cardinals/Braves great Bruce Sutter
on his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame today. That news has me mildly curious as to what uniform he'll be wearing on his plaque.
However, there was also some devastating news. Cardinal fan favorite Willie McGee dropped from a bit over 5% of the vote last year (his first year of eligibility) to about 2.3% of the vote this year. Since a player's name has to appear on at least 5% of the votes for his name to appear on the next year's ballot, that means that, alas, our dreams of a Willie McGee plaque in Cooperstown are no more.
Len on 01.10.06 @ 06:38 PM CST