Set the bar high for relievers

A Hall of Fame that does contain Bruce Sutter but does not contain Rich Gossage really doesn't make much sense.

Originally Published: January 10, 2006
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
I'm writing this in the middle of the night, just a few hours before the Hall of Fame announces who -- if anybody -- the Baseball Writers Association of America has elected this year. All the indications are that if anybody is elected, it will be Bruce Sutter.

If so, he might already know. If not, he already knows that, too.

If so, then I congratulate him. If not, then I'm happy to know that at least 25 percent of the voters are paying attention. Because a Hall of Fame that does contain Bruce Sutter but does not contain Rich Gossage really doesn't make much sense.

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