Congrats to Ryne Sandberg, Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman. 3rd time was the charm. For someone who statistically is the greatest second baseman of all-time, it was 3 times too late. But Sandberg, you are very much deserving of this. You were dissed because you didn't get dirty. Why didn't Ryno get dirty? Because he didn't have to, he didn't have to dive for a ball that he was already in front of, just like they teach you when you first start to play the game of baseball. Thats like saying that Barry Sanders doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame because he didn't run north south. He couldn't run north south, he couldn't follow his blockers. Because no one blocked for him and would have led him right into defenders. And Ryno, you finally can stand above pompous jackass Joe Morgan who talks down to you like you were Ramon Martinez and talks down to Cubs fans as if they were Devil Rays fans, and tell him "I'm here, and there's nothing you can do about it." Congrats Ryno!
Others who should be in the Hall of Fame: Lee Smith (career saves leader), Bruce Sutter (top 10 saves leader, revolutionized the closer, invented the split-fingered fastball), Ron Santo (top 10 in most defensive and offesive categories for third baseman)