Greg Maddux will not be a unanimous Hall of Famer.
And no, it's not because of a voter strategically using a ballot spot to save a candidate in danger of falling off rather than propping up Maddux who's a sure-thing. It's not even of the stupid "won't vote anyone first ballot" school. It's even worse than that.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
"Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform — and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled."
--David Foster Wallace, (
) "Roger Federer as Religious Experience"