With the Hall Of Fame selections being announced and not a single player making the Hall for 2013, the question comes down to what happens in Cooperstown now? The tiny town in upstate New York will have a normal ceremony including things involving players from the past who didn’t get a formal induction before. This cannot be a good thing for the people of Cooperstown though and the Hall of Fame in general.
There is no doubt that attendance will be slim to none during the last Sunday of July this year with no players making speeches about their baseball careers. There will be people who go to Cooperstown for the other events but not in the numbers that would normally go there. It is truly a dark day for Major League Baseball when not a single player can get the necessary amount of votes to make the Hall. I feel bad for the businesses of Cooperstown who depend on the revenue they get from that weekend over any other time of year.
The Hall will always be there and fans will stream in and out all year long but there just won’t be the same feeling this year doing it. The lack of any 2013 inductees makes it look like a year was taken off from voting. As a long-time baseball fan, I’m not happy at all with what happened. There are many players who haven’t been suspected of steroids who could have got in like Jack Morris or Craig Biggio. It is a real shame and a disgrace that no one will go to Cooperstown this year.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.