I will say that I really didn't say what I meant. I meant that Kirby is more deserving than Cal. And just so you know, Mr. Mattingly is not HOF worthy. He is in the same class as Cal, except he didn't play in 2600 straight games.
I don't understand your logic. How is Mattingly in the same class as Ripken? Mattingly was clearly a much better hitter in his prime but it was cut short due to injuries very similar to a player in the HOF... your beloved Puckett. Mattingly was forced to retire because of a bad back. Have you looked at Mattingly's number in his prime? He is Kirby Puckett with more power as well as one of the best fielding first basemen ever.
Ripken is more valuable than Puckett, I don't see that being much of an argument. Mattingly vs. Puckett can be a much more comparable debate.