Ryne Sandberg was voted into the baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon. He appeared on 76.2 per cent of ballots, just above the 75 per cent cutoff. Personally, I don't think Sandberg belongs in the Hall of Fame. He was a fantastic second baseman for the Cubs with some pop in the bat and great defense, but I don't believe he's worthy of this honour.
As a Blue Jays fan, I'm glad he's there. If he got in, Roberto Alomar will surely follow when he's eligible. Alomar is the best player to ever don a Blue Jays uniform and he was the best second baseman in baseball for a solid decade. He hit for average, had good power, played awesome D and was an excellent base stealer. Furthermore, he was clutch and a key component of our two World Series Championships. Most importantly, he was clearly a better player than Ryne Sandberg and should therefore be voted in to Cooperstown.
When Alomar is inducted into the Hall of Fame, he'll be the first to go in wearing a Blue Jays cap. It will be a proud day in the big smoke.