Found January 09, 2013 on Love My Bravos:
the best Brave ever   Today is Dale Murphy's last chance to enter Baseball's Hall of Fame. If you follow Murph on Twitter, you've seen the overflow of support he's received from fans. You may have even signed the petition started by his son Taylor asking the BBWAA to invoke the character clause in a positive way. While I understand the arguments against his numbers (eloquently summarized here by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal), I tend to agree more with ESPN's Jayson Stark; here's what he had to say: Why is the character-and-integrity clause being applied only as a negative, to justify votes against the Mark McGwires of the earth? Why can't it be a reason to vote for a man such as Murphy, one of the great baseball citizens who ever occupied any clubhouse? Like many Murphy supporters, I would like to have seen a longer period of dominance. But I still see an eight-year stretch (1980-87) when this man ranked first, second or third in the entire sport in runs...
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