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MLB Roundup 1/25: Four to be inducted in the Hall of Fame

It’s a relatively large class headed for Cooperstown

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Four players to be inducted in Cooperstown

Wednesday marked the day we learned who would be joining the greatest baseball players in history in Cooperstown, ending our long national nightmare of annual Hall of Fame debates. This year’s class will include Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. In this writer’s humble opinion, all four of these players are certainly worthy inductees, and there were even more worthy players on this year’s ballot who did not make it for various reasons. Also in this writer’s opinion, the Hall of Fame is not worth caring about anymore thanks to sanctimonious voters and absurdly outdated voting limits. The actual museum is rad as hell and I highly encourage those who haven’t been to make the trip, but the small section of the Hall that contains all of the plaques has lost its luster. People are still out there getting worked up over these votes, but someday they’ll realize that the selections simply don’t matter anymore. That being said, congrats to the four players who were inducted, all of whom were some of the very best of my childhood. It should also be noted that Edgar Martinez did not make it and will have just one more year to make it. I certainly feel he deserves a spot, but this is particularly important for Red Sox fans as it provides a glimpse into David Ortiz’ possibility of making it. There are probably going to be voters who would vote for Ortiz and not Martinez, but if the latter doesn’t make it i certainly doesn’t bode well for Ortiz.