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#1 PeanutsFromHeaven

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

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#2 108 Double Stitches

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

Nice to see this. I did a website vote on HOFers. And I
came to 9 votes with Barry and Clemens not in the
first 9. And I added Bonds not Clemens for the same
reason you did.

Consequently, I was the only person in the poll who
didn't pair Bonds and Clemens.

Edited by 108 Double Stitches, 10 January 2013 - 03:37 PM.
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#3 SweetOne69

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

If I were to vote for one of the alleged cheaters (Bonds or Clemens), I would vote for Clemens 1st.

The reason being is that I believe that beginning of his alleged PED use happened in New York. His 5 CY awards in Boston and Toronto are more than enough qualifications for the HOF.

#4 nicksaviking

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Nice rationalization of how guys who get to the 50-60% range start gaining momentum. The steriod guys are trending away from that magic range though, not towards it.

#5 108 Double Stitches

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

I think splitting them is an anomaly and don't really want to overthnk it.
>95% of voters will likely go either or neither. I would have preferred not
to split them myself. My guess is they will eventually go in together.

Clemens got 8 more actual HOF votes.

Posnaski believed that the extra votes were because Clemens ended on
slightly better legal grounds (Bonds getting Indicted, Clemens not). Pure
speculation.