The Times comes through today with two pieces on the failure of the Veterans Committee to elect anyone to the Hall: an excellent news piece by Tyler Kempner and an editorial by Dave Anderson, suggesting that the system is flawed and must be changed. This is an about face for the Times, and it’s important to note who is and is not writing here. Two years ago, when the VC previously failed to elect anyone, Murray Chass wrote in the Times that this was actually a sign that the committee was working properly—a point he made without disclosing the fact, as we documented here, that he was actually a member of the committee—a truly obscene ethical lapse. However we feel about Santo and Kitty and Hodges, it’s clear the system needs to change. And it’s an absolute travesty that Marvin Miller—who isn’t getting any younger, people—is still on the outside looking in.
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