Because the Internet exists, it doesn't matter, at all, what a newspaper decides to do stylistically on the cover of its newspaper—I mean, Regis isn't even on TV anymore to hold up a cover of the Post and say "HEY, look what they put on there TODAY!" However, the New York Times tried their damndest to make a statement about the Baseball Hall of Fame's decision to not induct anyone yesterday, and even though it blew up Twitter this morning, it ended up coming across as lame as your "hip" uncle wearing a Surpreme shirt.
Here's the sports editor explaining why they chose to leave it blank:
“Wayne Kamidoi, our boundary pushing art designer came up with the idea, and Jay Schreiber our baseball editor saw the chance to capture the very old, very dispiriting story of steroids in baseball in a freshly powerful way. Yes, it was not a surprise that Bonds and Clemens didn’t make it. But felt like history had spoken. How to convey that to our readers? I think we did it — a striking, profound emptiness.”
Nah. You made a big deal about the decision of a tourist attraction in the middle of nowhere and wasted a few thousand trees in the process. Well done.