I'm just wondering. Does anyone really care to stack up Mickey Mantle's integrity and character next to, say, Jeff Bagwell's? Or for that matter, Mark McGwire's? Or Rafael Palmeiro's? Baseball players have been exhibiting monumental deficiencies of integrity and character for well more than a century, and it's just now that Hall of Fame voters are going to take those words seriously?
— Hey, While We're At It, Can We Kick Mickey Mantle Out Of Cooperstown? - Baseball Nation It suddenly strikes me that Rob Neyer is both the hero we deserve, AND the hero we want.