Of everything I have read leading up to and following the revelation(?) of the 2013 baseball Hall of Fame class, the perspective that has resonated with me most was presented by Howard Bryant at ESPN.com. His take on the ravages that the steroid era inflicted on major league baseball hits very close to my personal experience in response to that time period. He aptly describes commemorating that diseased era with a Hall of Fame vote as feeling as disingenuous as celebrating Barry Bonds' 756th home run.
If the only consequence that major league baseball incurs for their institutional failure is one Hall of Fame induction ceremony that isn't quite as lively as usual, then the legacy of Alan Huber Selig is getting off pretty light for his misdeeds.