Good memory. But not sure there's any real relationship there. Of course the people from that era are also gone.
In any case, they don't seem to be in any hurry to put him on the wall. He's been eligible since 2016. The choices since then were Thome, Pete Rose (cancelled and not replaced), Gillick/Halladay, Abreu and now Trillo. Rolen is easily the longest-serving and most productive player of that group besides Bobby. And the fact that they didn't do a fan ballot this year suggests they knew he'd win (even though the fans never had final say).
I'm glad Bobby (who is firmly back in the fold) went in fast at least.
They just seem to be giving so much credit to anyone who played on the '80 team (Rose's issues and dead candidacy aside). They're gonna have to do at least 10 guys from the '07-11 era (Pat and Roy already done, Howard/Rollins/Utley automatic, Lidge a must, Lee a certainty and I don't see how you pass up Vic and Werth. Moyer too, but he was withdrawn from nomination for some reason. They'll probably stop short of Myers.