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Has Helton done enough to go to the Hall of Fame?There has never been a voting system with more flaws. The Baseball Hall of Fame is voted on by writer's who have covered Major League Baseball for at least 10 seasons for a newspaper, a magazine, or another recognized publication and are members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. So it would make sense that these guys know the game and who is good, right? Wrong.The reality is, many of these writers barely follow the game anymore. Many covered one team, and one division for their whole careers and never paid attention to the other teams, let alone the other league. Many of the voters used to cover baseball, but have long since left the game.For a prime example, look no further than the three voting members from the state of Colorado. The obvious member is Tracy Ringolsby. A Hall-of-Famer himself, Ringolsby knows more about baseball than probably anyone on the planet. The second member from Colorado is Woody Paige. The ...
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