Andre Dawson: A Poor Choice For The Hall Of Fame

Posted: 6th January 2010 by Bryan Kamenetz in MLB
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The writers did a poor job this year in the elections for the Baseball Hall of Fame.á Andre Dawson drew enough votes to gain election, while other, far more deserving candidates, were left to linger.á Dawson pulled in 77.9 percent of the votes, testimony to the idea that a veteran baseball writer will not let a complicated thing like the facts stand in the way of a good story. For generations, sportswriters have pushed the idea that sports are a ôcontest of willsö and that certain teams have the ôheart of a championö and that certain batters are ôclutch hittersö while others tend to ôchoke.öá And one idea that has been pushed more and more by writers who want to make a case for people that are not doing the job is that there are ôintangiblesö which make a player valuable that ...

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