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January 9, 2014

Selections for Hall of Fame just peachy


This year, one writer turned in a totally blank ballot. Another just picked pitcher Jack Morris (who didn’t get enough votes) because the writer rejected even “clean” players from baseball’s steroid era. Those two votes cost Craig Biggio induction this year. His 429 votes were two short to qualify for entry into the Hall without a ticket.

On the other hand, the writers should be applauded for rejecting yet again such alleged steroid cheats as Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Piazza, Sammy Sosa and Jeff Bagwell.

Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame don’t need them. They are the pits. We are much better off with the four Georgia peaches who will be honored in July along with the other excellent inductees.

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