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Old 11-27-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default 2007 Hall of Fame Ballot released

Here is the list:

Harold Baines
Albert Belle
Dante Bichette
Bert Blyleven
Bobby Bonilla
Scott Brosius
Jay Buhner
Ken Caminiti
Jose Canseco
Dave Concepcion
Eric Davis
Andre Dawson
Tony Fernandez
Steve Garvey
Rich Gossage
Tony Gwynn
Orel Hershiser
Tommy John
Wally Joyner
Don Mattingly
Mark McGwire
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Paul O'Neill
Dave Parker
Jim Rice
Cal Ripken Jr.
Bret Saberhagen
Lee Smith
Alan Trammell
Devon White
Bobby Witt

Ripken and Gwynn are slam dunks in my mind. Gwynn is arguably the best pure hitter of his generation and Ripken the best all around SS of his.

Since Eck and Sutter are in isn't it about time Goose got the nod?

It is going to be very interesting to see how many votes McGwire and Canseco get. McGwire will probably get in eventually but I have a feeling the voters are going to make him wait awhile until he does get in.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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Could be a fairly small class of 2007 in Cooperstown. I expect Buck O'Neil to be enshrined with Ripken, Gwynn and the Goose. Maybe even Bert Blyleven?
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:36 AM   #3
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Gwynn (agree they are both LOCKS!!!)
Hershiser
Mattingly

This is going to be VERY intersting with big Mac...
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Bret Saberhagen
I enjoyed watching him get inducted into the Kansas City Royals' Hall of Fame.

And somebody show Tommy John some love. Hell, we still talk about him to this day!
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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And somebody show Tommy John some love. Hell, we still talk about him to this day!
They should induct him as a contributer to the game.

Boston, Mattingly won't be going into the Hall unless the Veteran's Committee puts him in.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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I enjoyed watching him get inducted into the Kansas City Royals' Hall of Fame.

And somebody show Tommy John some love. Hell, we still talk about him to this day!
Did I hear he will not accept (if he indeed makes it) unless Pete Rose gets inducted?
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That would be a first. A player refusing induction into the HOF. I've heard players make pitches for others in their acceptance speeches, but this would be interesting.
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Here is an interesting article on why Marc McGwire belongs in the Hall: https://www.sports-central.org/sport...ooperstown.php
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By the way, here is the criteria used by the voters for this honor: http://www.baseballwriters.org/HOF_rules.html
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I'd personally vote McGwire in. He hasn't tested positive for anything and his stats make him a perfect candidate imo. You can argue all you like about what he may or may not have taken, but blame baseball and the players union for that.

On a side note, I saw Pete Rose in Vegas this weekend. He was signing at the Forum shops at Caesars Palace.
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I cannot remember who it was but I think it was either Olney or Gammons who brought up the point that when guys like Guillermo Mota and Jason Grimsley are getting clipped then how do we know which pitchers were or were not using some of this stuff in the 90s and early 00s?

It is interesting that the hitters are being scrutinized so heavily when there are a decent number of pitchers being clipped for the same thing. We can speculate on the McGwire's and Sosa's of the world but when do the pitchers come under scrutiny as well?
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Got to go with Gywnn and Ripken. I also like Dale Murphy just for being such a nice guy and a former MVP. Twice? Right?
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