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So the baseball Hall of Fame voting for this year is in, and there will be three new inductees.  Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick are all set to be enshrined later this year.  I can’t quibble with any of these choices.  Alomar really should have been in last year but I presume the infamous spitting incident led some voters to withhold support to keep the honor of first ballot induction from the best second baseman in recent history.   It’s a travesty that it took Blyleven until his next-to-last year of eligibility to finally get the honor, but at least they got it right for a change.  And Gillick was an excellent GM who built a two-time champion and consistent contender in Toronto, and another consistent contender later in Baltimore.  His induction by the Veteran’s Committee is well-deserved.

Now, with that out of the way, it’s on to my gripes, and there are a few.  (more…)