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Hall of Fame needs new voting guidelines

  • 11:20 am Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz

Every year there is more confusion. Every year there are more arguments. Every year somebody feels compelled to “make a statement,” as was the case this year when at least one Baseball Hall of Fame voter chose to leave every “steroid era” player off of his ballot, even the clearly steroid-free Greg Maddux. (More on that shortly.)

There needs to be a change.

I’ve thought about giving up my Hall of Fame vote for the same reasons others probably have. There is a lack of clarity on how to deal with players who’ve either been caught, admitted to, or are highly suspected [More]