Jim Rice was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame after a 15 year wait. This was Rice's last year on the regular ballot. The argument against his induction was that his good years, while very good, were too few. He also failed to amass any of the statistical benchmarks that Hall voters love so much. However, there were a number of compelling reasons to vote him in.
It was no surprise that Rickey Henderson was accepted in his first try. How did he not get 100% of the vote? It must be these dunderheads that don't vote for anyone on the first ballot. Anyhow, I can't wait to hear his speech.