I agree with the idea that Santo isn't helping his case by taking the tack he's taking. Santo also runs the risk of cheapening his own induction. If the VC is changed to where Santo is elected along with some other guys who are questionable, it will reflect badly on Santo. He should have remained silent, and, now that he's spoken up, let's hope he stays silent so that people can forget his statements that, however valid, can't help but appear to be self-serving.
Originally Posted by Otis Nixon's Bodyguard
I would like to propose the following: If a majority of the BBWAA opts to keep a player on the ballot after 15 years, that player is then added to the BBWAA ballot for five (5) more years. Why couldn't Santo be added to the BBWAA ballot and voted on? He's not so ancient that today's writers have no idea of his credentials. Santo deserves a break, but the veterans, for whatever reason, aren't inclined to give it to him. I can't think of a better way to resolve this issue.
"I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."
NL President Ford Frick, 1947