Originally Posted by RKMeibalane
I know a number of people (myself included) who think little of Ron Santo due to all of his whining about the HOF.
Among baseball fans, they are in the minority, just as those of us who think little of Bert Blyleven, who whined about not being in the Hall of Fame, are in the minority. It took a long time for Santo to get into the Hall of Fame, and oddly enough he didn't get in until he stopped whining. He never got strong support in the BBWAA vote, not anywhere near the levels his supporters believed he should have received.
And with Santo it was just about being a jerk. It's true, he was seen shooting up in the clubhouse, but the intent of injecting insulin was not to unnaturally increase muscle mass in an unhealthy, immoral and, if prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, criminal way.