In light of the most recent Hall of Fame election, and the controversy that surrounds it, and pretty much all of them, a new controversy has come. The question? A simple one:
For executing the best play in the history of baseball, should Rick Monday be elected into the Hall of Fame?
Having grown up a military brat, and spent the majority of my adult life in the Army, I'll for acts of patriotism. I think what Monday did that day was pretty awesome. To me, he deserves a lot of credit for his actions. And I'm not making fun of this question. I take things like this very seriously. But I just don't see Monday making it to the Hall for this act.
Maybe recognition from the Hall with some kind of exhibit, but I'm not even sure if that is appropriate or not. It was something done by a baseball player, but isn't really a baseball-related event. Of course, baseball and patriotism have always gone hand in hand. So it wouldn't be out of line, added to an exhibit of all players who have served in the military, or something along that lines. But membership in the Hall? No, no chance.
Fortunately, most of the commentators subscribe to the common sense theory and suggest an exhibit (if that's even appropriate), but no Hall election.