Monday We kicked off the annual Hall of Fame season with a look at the ballot for the Contemporary Era Committee for Managers, Executives and Umpires. A couple of things I didn’t say in the newsletter: That’s a terrible name. I understand the Hall of Fame had to revise the old Veterans Committee, and their many attempts to do so have all fallen a bit flat and periodically have needed to be revamped or tweaked. I applaud that effort, and I’m hopeful that this latest iteration will stick because it seems to be the most sensible one they’ve had in a while. But man, that name is a mouthful.