The big news today in the Baseball Hall of Fame balloting is that Mark McGwire got a pathetic 25% or so, which really isn’t surprising. However, I think the biggest news is that, somehow, a half-dozen or so boneheads who allegedly write about baseball for a living didn’t vote for Cal Ripken. In another blog in which I occasionally write, I opined today that this was proof that a few writers had been konked on the head by one too many foul balls. In fact, I think that any foam-brain who voted against Cal either 1) is trying to draw attention to himself (the favorite tactic of hack writers everywhere) or 2)is too stupid to dress and/or feed himself. Either way, the no-to-Cal vote is more that a little passing strange.