Wednesday’s announcement that the Baseball Writers Association of America that it did not vote in any new members for the 2013 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame was big news.
Many fans were angry, perceiving arrogance in voters who didn’t vote in great enough numbers to induct their favorite candidate(s). Here’s what some of the sports guys at The Elkhart Truth/eTruth.com had to say on Facebook and Twitter:
Here’s what some of my friends had to say Wednesday about the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But the story provided a design opportunity for The New York Times. Here’s The Times sports front (with thanks to Jim Romenesko, whose Twitter feed pointed me to this Ed Sherman on Sports Media blog post).
I like this approach very much. It tells the story far more compellingly than any conventional approach.
So, now matter how you feel about the Baseball Hall of Fame voting, I hope you’ll agree that this is a good design.