San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Jim Sullivan has joined the growing number of sports writers who will not be voting for players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame or to receive other honors. Sullivan outlines his argument against doing so in his Dec. 16 column, where he lists the growing number of papers that forbid sports writers to do so.
This is a good move because it gives sports journalists more credibility as journalists and moves them out of the position of creating news. Their job is to report it. For more on sports journalists and ethics, see results of our study released in May.