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How the Hall of Fame Tracker impacted my Cooperstown ballot

6 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

TORONTO - An intriguing question I found myself wrestling with as I filled out my ballot for the class of 2019 is whether or not the real-time information available on sites such as Ryan Thibodaux's Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Tracker should play a role in the process.
Certainly the growing accountability voters have shown in recent years by publicly revealing and discussing their ballots is a good thing - it's a level of transparency that sharply contrasts a typically opaque realm. Thibodaux, and the predecessors whose work he built upon when he launched his site for the 2014 voting cycle...
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2019 Baseball Hall of Fame: Examining a crowded and complicated ballot in advance of next week's election results

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame: Examining a crowded and complicated ballot in advance of next week's election results

6 days ago   |   By CBSSports

How crowded is the ballot for the Hall of Fame? It's loaded
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Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: In Fred McGriff's swan song on the ballot, let's remember what conspired against him

6 days ago   |   By CBSSports

A strike, the PED era and more have kept McGriff out of the Hall
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Baseball Hall of Fame ballot 2019: Manny Ramirez has the numbers to get in, but his failed PED tests stand in the way

6 days ago   |   By CBSSports

Ramirez certainly has the numbers, but he's not getting in
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