So GYS whipping boy Murray Chass has picked up on the special election for the HOF for a large group of Negro League players. For once (and potentially only this one time), I say, "Nice work Murray." He even went so far as to reference probably my second all time favorite baseball book - "Only the Ball Was White" (right after "The Pitch that Killed"). I may have to dig that one out and do a book review of that since I have already reviewed my All Time Favorite.
For a number of years, I have had a fascination with the Negro Leagues. I hope Buck O'Neill gets the nod for the HOF - he was inspiration for my curiosity when he appeared in Ken Burns' Baseball DVD and has been the ambassador for their History. Buck's book was entertaining, but certainly not ground breaking.
I envy friend of GYS (K-Dawg or the now contracted team owner Choppin Wood) for having gotten to KC (courtesy of Athena) and visiting the Negro League Baseball Museum and hope to someday make the voyage myself.
So for this one day, the olive branch is out. Of course, it is very hard for me to not laugh at his continued (in the same column even) ridiculing of the Anaheim, California Angels of Orange County Los Angeles when there is precedent right in his own backyard with NY Jets and Giants. I know, I just could not resist....