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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Class of '13

For only the second time in the last four decades, there will be no new members inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.

Good!

The big names on the ballot this time around were performance enhancing drug users.  Simply put, they cheated.

Always remember, it's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Numbers.  Behavior counts, which is why I'm happy Pete Rose is not enshrined in Cooperstown.

Tom Cheek of the Toronto Blue Jays wins the Ford Frick Award, something for broadcasters.  I won't comment on that because I'm not familiar with Cheek's work.

However, I'm happy the baseball writers who vote exhibited a great deal of common sense.  Sosa, Bonds and Clements should always be on the outside looking in.