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Saturday, January 02, 2016

BBWAA writers should relinquish throne as HOF’s moral gatekeepers

The ballot machinations have been interesting this year. Some voters hid behind the so-called character clause for years in declining to vote for Bonds, Clemens, Mike Piazza or others linked to performance-enhancing drugs, and are now reversing course without truly acknowledging a complete flip-flop or any previous mistake they’ve made. Which is a cop-out.


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And as has been written here for years, the character clause should hold no weight, because even with current Hall of Famers, it cannot possibly apply, given the high number of people with personal flaws—human flaws—among the group.

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For the record: I stopped voting in the Hall of Fame last year. Before that, I voted for who I believed to be the best players on the ballot, regardless of PED history, for a couple of reasons:

cardsfanboy Posted: January 02, 2016 at 03:41 PM | 41 comment(s)
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