Well not surprisingly, I'll be mad at it. These veterans committees are consistently horrendous. It really seems that a fair amount of their choices are favors to guys that that like, which is not how this should work, at least if it's to be taken seriously in anyway whatsoever.
I don't know. Consistently horrendous seems like a stretch. Morris and Trammell before this year, same boat as Baines. Before that there were years that no one got the vote. Before that it took the Veterans Committee to elect Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, and Tony La Russa which are no brainers.
9 of the 16 voters on the Eras Committee are in the HOF as players, managers, or execs. 4 are current MLB execs, and 3 are senior baseball writers that will probably be in the HOF. These guys are in the inner circle, and if they want to elect guys to be along side them in the hall, that they know better than the stat heads and the ordinary beat writers, I'm fine with it. Probably going to be up to this committee to elect Bonds, Clemens, etc in.