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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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My 2012 Hall of Fame ballot

Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees

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Let's kick off this year's annual Hall of Fame post by relating an exchange I had with a reader during the past season.

This reader - let's call him "A.J.," in honor of the man who picked up the final Yankees victory of 2011 - insisted all season that the Yankees simply don't hit in the clutch. I usually told him he was full of hooey. He felt vindicated when the Yankees dropped the...

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