There are so many reasons why the exclusion of Mark McGwire from this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame class is an injustice, but I’m sure every voting member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did their best. Everyone does their best, right?
McGwire’s best allowed him to play baseball at the highest level, to be a son, a husband, a father, a teammate and a caring person. It allowed him to do a lot of good for a lot of people. From helping young ballplayers with their swings to his tireless effort in helping abused children through the Mark McGwire Foundation, he has been nothing but an exemplary human being.
We can all say that, right?