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Old 12-01-2013, 07:31 PM
russ99 russ99 is offline
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Frank should be first ballot by his raw numbers, which is right up there with some of the all-time greats.

Yet, the petty baseball writers may hold him back a a year, for playing DH and because he played in the steroid era. Obviously we all know Frank was clean and the Mitchell Report hearings should absolve him completely of being associated with the cheaters.

Plus there's the whole other writers' bias comparing candidates to other similar players when/how thaey got in, which kept Biggio out last year, since Alomar was second ballot, some writers thought Biggio didn't deserve first ballot over Alomar.

I'm hopeful the numbers win out, and Frank is inducted this year.
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