Email Attachment of the Week
Joke of the Week
Little Johnny was in his 4th grade class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.
All the typical answers came up---fireman, policeman, salesman, etc*. Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.
"My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off his clothes in front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer's really good he'll go out to the alley with some guys and makes love with them for money. "
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some coloring, and took little Johnny aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?"
"No," said Johnny, "he plays for the Chicago Bears, but I was too embarrassed to say so."
Email Train of the Week - usually have to read these bottom to top
"Baseball Hall of Fame" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We are in receipt of your letter. Thank you for taking the time to express your views to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
We understand your disappointment in Ron Santo not earning election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. It is extremely difficult to earn election, as only 1 percent of those to have worn a major league uniform -- one in 100 - have a plaque in Cooperstown. While Mr. Santo is not currently a member of the Hall of Fame, he is represented in the Museum and Library as an important figure in baseball history. Among the interesting items in Cooperstown from Santo's career are several photographs and a souvenir Ron Santo button from the 1960s.
The Veterans Committee had 85 voting members in 2003, featuring 58 living Hall of Famers, 13 Ford C. Frick Award winners, 12 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winners and two members of the old veterans committee whose terms had not yet expired. Eighty-one ballots (95% of the ballots issued) were cast for the players ballot. A required 75% of ballots cast was necessary for election, the same high standard of the Baseball Writers' Association of America election. Mr. Santo earned 46 votes, or 56.8 percent, of the electorate. He will be under consideration when the Veterans Committee votes on players again in 2005.
Mr. Santo first became eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. According to the Rules of Election, Mr. Santo was eligible for consideration by the BBWAA for 15 years. During that span of time, Mr. Santo garnered a considerable number of votes, though never more than the 75 percent required for induction.
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Thanks again for your comments. We hope you will visit us in Cooperstown soon.
Sincerely, The Baseball Hall of Fame
Person: Ron Santo
put Ron Santo into the Hall of Fame.