Jeff Idelson, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame, full of shit

From Joe Posnanski:

“Let’s put it this way,” Idelson says. “Every year I root for someone to be elected. I’m not alone in Cooperstown in that wish. By the same token, I was fully aware that a shutout was possible and was prepared for it. We have tremendous faith in the writers’ process.”

I think you have to be an idiot to have faith in the BBWAA.

“Over 70 years, we’ve seen the way it plays out with the BBWAA,” he says. “When you walk through the gallery of plaques, like I do every day, you can look at the walls. Certainly I can’t find anyone the BBWAA elected who is undeserving. You could argue there are some on the outside looking in who are worthy, and that’s a valid point. But that’s also the nature of things.”

Yep, he’s an idiot.