What a joke! The baseball hall of fame announced their latest voting results. Big Papi gets in on 1st ballot. Bonds & Clemens are left off. Let’s be real. There were very few clean players for several decades in the majors. Yet Bonds & Clemens are named in reports. Big Papi, named but well, maybe he shouldn’t have been named so…… Okay fine.
Curt Schilling didn’t make it in either. What? The Not-in-the-hall-of fame team is beginning to look like the all-time team of all-time. Yet, there are those voted in during the past several years that had a similar cloud around them, yet they were polite with the media and they are in. Makes sense?!?! Put an asterisk next to all of their name’s, make a special cheater’s wing but you can’t keep them out. Why? Because they are more famous than the actual hall of famers. Then again, they have shown that they can keep them out with the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
Now compare the baseball hall of fame to the goat industry. If the goaters were to have a hall of fame, without a doubt, the first person to be inducted would be one that is Barry Bonds, Pete Rose and Roger Clemens all wrapped up into one individual. This one has manipulated the game from behind the scenes, has had his own family members test positive at numerous shows, been involved in some goat swapping scandals yet was really good without all of the other crap but… is still guilty. The next one in has a record of shady dealings as a judge and had legal troubles regarding goats. Yet, he has continually advanced show goats for a couple of decades. Regardless, they are famous in this industry. Much like the aforementioned baseball players. Cheaters? Sure. There are cheaters in every activity that offers a prize or reward. And the goat industry will line up to be associated with winners–regardless of their transgressions.
This post is not actually a bash on anybody. It is just a Hunh, makes you think kind of post. I’m not wrong and more importantly, I know that I am right. Some of you are saying, “Bonds & Clemens were cheaters! They should never be in.” Yet, you do goat business with those that have been proven guilty. I’m all but out of the business of raising goats. I have NO stake in the game. Not that I ever cared about my place in the game. I’m just one that has seen the good and the bad in the industry. And I call it as I see it.
And you may ask, “Kelln, you mouthy sack of monkey crap, do you belong in a goat hall of fame?” I can honestly answer that question. I would be the Curt Schilling of the group. That dude was the best pitcher on the ’93 Phillies that went to and lost one of the best world series of all time. He was a series MVP in Arizona and he had the bloody sock drama in another world series win in Boston. He is no doubt, dang sure good enough. My record is good enough. We’ve been to the top of the mountain, there is no air of any wrongdoing or judge manipulation yet there are plenty of those that would say, “Why can’t you just keep your damn opinions to yourself?” Genetics, the lack of desire to play by the cool kid code or just the fact that I can’t stand the fake BS that prevails in this industry. We did it right! We raised kids that won. Kids were/are always first in our krew. Prove me wrong. You can’t.
While we are on the hall of fame discussions–Bo Jackson needs to be in A pro hall of fame–baseball & football. Kids still know who he was. THAT is fame! Doug Flutie should be in the pro football hall of fame.
Have a good one and a better tomorrow.