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Why even an illegal PED confession shouldn't be relevant to the Hall of Fame

Based on the numbers, Mark McGwire has a

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The Hall of Fame always generates good discussion in the yakosphere (trademark Neil Best), and the release of my HOF ballot yesterday received plenty of feedback, the majority of which - as far as I could tell - was positive. I appreciate all feedback, of course, but sure, I like positive better than negative.

Predictably, what there was of the negative feedback concerned my feelings about...

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Derek Jeter, Jason Bay, Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey

At the Yankees' victory over Cleveland, I wrote that it was both sentimental and sensible to rest Derek Jeter today, the final game of this road trip (remember, last weekend at Citi Field technically kicked off the road swing). 

Jeter spoke after the game of the "negativity" surrounding his pursuit of 3,000 hits, and what he meant, I think, was, "Why are people asking me...

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