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 Posted: Mon Dec 10th, 2018 05:12 pm
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'18-'19 POTY, 1st Ballot HOFer

Joined: Thu Jan 31st, 2008
Location: Spread Eagle, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 6369
Harold Baines was 100% clean playing through an era that wasn't even close to clean. I think his numbers were more than solid. If you start with the arguments against his inclusion, I'd say that you would have to take about 70 players out of Cooperstown if you say Baines doesn't cut it. I've never cared about this stuff because as a kid I read articles that said that Rick Ferrell was inducted because he badly needed the money he'd get from autograph signings as a HOFer. At that point, and I'm 12 years old then, I realized that the HOF was just about who likes or dislikes a player and not all on merit.

What surprises me is that Steinbrenner gets almost no votes. They really are making him pay for all of his negatives, as well they should.

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