Unanimity and the Hall of Fame
I wrote a little something (in honor of Ken Griffey) about the BBWAA's history of never electing a player into the Hall of Fame unanimously. I have heard some sensible people say that there's something poetic and even romantic about this, something that speaks to the imperfections of all baseball players. I can see this somewhat, though when you look a little closer at WHY no player has been elected unanimously, well, it isn't quite so romantic.
I particularly enjoyed learning the Mike Schmidt story in here.