Originally written January 07, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
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This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans that every writer who doesn’t vote for him should be ashamed of. I’m not going to sugar coat this. I believe there is a very good chance that Mike Piazza took some sort of PED. Heck, I believe it’s harder to find players who did not ever touch it than finding players who did. However, those with any kind of real evidence have had plenty of time and opportunity to come forward. If you’re view is that Mike Piazza is not good enough to be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer, I respect that. I disagree with it with every breath I have, but I respect it. Since 1944, the Baseball Writers of America have been instructed to vote under the following guidelines. “Voting will continue to be based upon the individual’s record, ability, integ...
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