Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Halls of Fame and Shame
Earlier: The annual Baseball Hall of Fame voting is over and results to be announced tonight. As usual we've had the usual controversy over whether superstars who clearly cheated should make it, with most (including yours truly) still opposing but plenty of disgraceful opinions expressed by others. ESPN took the step of revealing the ballots of its 17 official voters and if they are any indication the very worthy (and untainted) Maddux, Thomas and Glavine will get in this year, along with sometimes-suspected Biggio. Here are the voters who backed both Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two of the biggest cheaters ever:
Caple, Edes, Kurkjian, O'Connor, Olney, Pascarelli, Roberts, Rubin, Saxon.
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