Discussion

Roberto Alomar's mistake pales by comparison

Updated: January 6, 2010, 4:27 PM ET
By Jim Caple

The lesson from Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote: If you break a specific rule by spitting on a ball, there is a spot for you in Cooperstown (Gaylord Perry). But if you're just outrageously rude by spitting on an umpire, well, not so fast.

Robbie Alomar, one of the greatest second basemen in history, fell eight votes shy of being elected to the Hall of Fame. The good news is having come so close in his first year on the ballot, Alomar will almost certainly reach Cooperstown next ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM