Comment of the Day: Yes, Tim Raines is a Hall-of-Famer edition
In response to my inclusion of Tim Raines on my imaginary Hall of Fame ballot:
This is why we can’t have nice things, people. I was about to go nuts on this myself -- I mean, you can’t just take a guy’s peak years away and call his Hall of Fame case a sham -- but I decided instead to let Raines-Backer-in-Chief Jonah Keri handle it. His way-more-polite-than-I-would-have-been response:
Do check out Raines30.com. And make sure that, in the event you correspond with Hall of Fame voters, they are aware of it too. And while you’re at it, listen to Jonah’s podcast with Tim Raines himself from just the other day. This is not a hard case. This is not a close case. Tim Raines is a clearly deserving Hall of Fame candidate. It has to happen.