Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/29/13

A quick glance at the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot shows a lot of qualified first timers.  Among them...Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Jeff Kent and Mike Mussina. Those guys join an already crowded pack that includes Craig Biggio (who received 68.2% of the vote last season), Jack Morris (67.7%), Jeff Bagwell (59.6%), Mike Piazza (57.8%) and Tim Raines (52.2%).  And I'm not even going to bring up Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. Wile it's going to be tough for the BBWAA to keep their ballot to less than ten players, there's one guy who doesn't want to muddy the waters. Former closer Todd Jones. Jones played for eight teams during his 16-year career, and even though he ranks 16th all-time with 319...the guy clearly realizes his place in history. Heard from Todd Jones, who found himself on Hall of Fame ballot & is honored to be there. But wants voters to know he doesn't deserve a vote — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 27, 2013 Here's his "official Todd Jones release: "The HOF is for greatness...No one w the nickname `Roller Coaster' should ever be considered..." — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 27, 2013 Rest of Todd Jones' "official release" says: "The only thing the HOF will let me in for is to use the restroom." My take: Humility is cool! — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 27, 2013 Now, I wouldn't normally do this, but if "Roller Coaster" is down (and someone can get me in touch with him)...he's got a plaque waiting for him here at the HOVG home office.

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