Derek Jeter Falls One Vote Shy Of Unanimous Hall Of Fame Selection And The Internet Is Thirsting To Expose The Voter

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There’s a video on YouTube with baby goats dressed in sweaters. SWEATERS! ON GOATS! They’re just sauntering around, all-baby-goat-like. It may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

Still, amongst thousands of likes on the video, there are 30 of Satan’s children who gave it a thumbs down. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

One of those savages had to be the same person who put the kibosh on Derek Jeter becoming the second unanimous selection in Hall of Fame history. Although Jeter polled at 100 percent on public ballots, one of the best shortstops in history was disallowed the unanimous honor after securing 396 of the 397 votes by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Hold your applause for Mr. Contrarian.

Still, Derek Jeter’s 99.7 percent approval to be elected into Hall is 2nd-highest ever, beating out Ken Griffey Jr. from the spot, who finished with 99.3 percent.

But despite being Mr. October (all-time postseason leader in hits (200), runs (111), and total bases (302)), ranking sixth among shortstops in career WAR, sixth all-time in hits, no stat will ever be more impressive than this one:

As you may imagine, the uproar over Jeter’s failed unanimous selection incensed more than just Yankee fans.

It pissed off people you really don’t want to piss off:

Somewhere in a dark basement, this voter is sitting under his desk trembling like a leaf hoping O.J. doesn’t make him pay the price for his stupidity.