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Lennon on Hall-of-Fame Voting

By Mike Silva ~ January 5th, 2014. Filed under: Hall of Fame.

Dave Lennon., baseball writer for Newsday, joined Mike Silva and Joe Buono on the Weekend Watchdog (ESPN Champions Radio 107.1/96.9 FM) to discuss the Hall-of-Fame voting process.

Lennon discussed his ballotas well as how the BBWAA is contemplating some changes to the process.

“The Baseball Writers Association does have meetings at the All Star Game, the World Series, the Winter Meetings to go over a lot of this stuff. There was a lot of discussion about maybe changing some of the thinking that does go into the Hall-of-Fame. Whether it’s the amount of candidates that you can vote for, I think that is going to be reviewed ,and also some of the standards about minimal votes that will keep people on the ballot past that. The systems been the same for quite a long time, and I don’t think it’s changed really at all since we  (BBWAA) started voting for the Hall-of-Fame. So, ya know, there is something to that. You don’t want to change the system too much because in past years it’s kept people off, and if you change it now does that become unfair? Does it change the playing field on how these players compete to get in?  So I think it’s a tricky one.”

To listen to the entire interview click here and go to the 25:30 mark.

To read what my ballot would be, if I had one, you can click here

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