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Old 01-07-2014, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NEW YORK -- Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, says the only player he voted for was pitcher Jack Morris. Morris is on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the 15th and final time after falling 42 votes shy last year.

Gurnick said Tuesday that he excluded "everybody from the Steroid Era."

"I just don't know who did and who didn't," Gurnick said, adding: "Some people quibble over when the era starts, but the bulk of his career was in my opinion well before all of the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs."

Maddux is among three high-profile players on the ballot for the first time, joined by former Atlanta Braves teammate Tom Glavine and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. Holdovers include Craig Biggio, who topped voting at 68 percent last year, when the BBWAA failed to elect anyone for only the second time in four decades. This year's totals will be announced Wednesday.

Maddux, a 355-game winner, could break Tom Seaver's record of highest vote percentage of 98.84 set in 1992.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...hall-selection

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Hahaha, Maddux on steroids. Yeah right.
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Re: Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

This is a protest against logic perhaps?

I assumed that some moron wouldn't include Maddux on his ballot, I just didn't know that they would come out and wave their moron flag so proudly.
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This is why the Baseball HOF is a joke...
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And now im reading that there is rumors that Tom Glavine might not even get in on his first ballot? WHAT.THE.****?
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Does anyone take it seriously? How does it have any credibility?
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So the guy says Maddux played the bulk of his career before the "Steroid Era", but included him in with the Steroid Era players?
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So the guy says Maddux played the bulk of his career before the "Steroid Era", but included him in with the Steroid Era players?
I'm guessing that's ESPN's shoddy job at editing. I noticed that too, but I believe he's referring to Jack Morris in that statement.
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Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson, Willie Mays.. none of them unanimous... I dont understand why anyone is shocked by this
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Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson, Willie Mays.. none of them unanimous... I dont understand why anyone is shocked by this
I'm not shocked by him not being unanimous, but the writers reasoning for withholding his vote for Maddux just makes me :PicardFacepalm:.
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I'm not shocked by him not being unanimous, but the writers reasoning for withholding his vote for Maddux just makes me :PicardFacepalm:.
People are always going to have a dumbass reason for stuff like this, hell some older voters won't vote for a guy just so they won't be unanimous because guys like the ones I listed weren't. Its extremely flawed logic that wont go away anytime soon.
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Does anyone take it seriously? How does it have any credibility?
I think that is the point. Some, especially older generation, take it very seriously. It's still better than the basketball HOF who seemingly inducts everyone.
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