Between three players getting in and one player (Lee Smith) no longer eligible since his 15 years are now up, we're finally starting to clear out some of the balloting logjam that has made the HOF voting process so difficult over the last few years.
Next year you've got Chipper Jones as a no doubt first balloter and Jim Thome with a very good shot at induction as well. Vlad and Hoffman are knocking on the door and it will only take a bit more of a push for Edgar, Bonds and/or Clemens to get inducted as well.
George Michael weighed his options. Maeby had chastised him for not taking risks, and what would be a bigger risk than perpetuating a lie about software just to ignite the passions of a woman? Of course it would be a lie, and since Maeby wouldn't know it was a lie, he wouldn't appear to be taking a risk. Perhaps the bigger risk was to tell his father he was lying, that he came up with it because he wanted his father to leave so he could enjoy what remained of his senior year. After all, he wondered, wouldn't that be the course of action taken by an overtly sexual man, a man who owns a pair of matador pants? He had not responded now for 41 seconds according to his unfailing internal clock, and it was time to come clean.
It all depends on how you define "pre-scandal". If I feel that the "scandal" is his use of steroids, and I believe that his use coincides with his increase in power numbers, he doesn't belong in the Hall, his personal trainer does.