Congratulations to Andre Dawson on his razor thin selection to the baseball Hall of Fame. Afteráyears of being on the ballot, Dawson finally found himself as the biggest name available outside of Mark McGwire, and the writers graciously punched his ticket for a trip to Cooperstown this summer. But is this the best way to select baseball immortality? Dawson received just 14 percent of the vote in his second year of eligibility and the prospects of Hall of Fame admissionáseemed slim. But like Jim Rice last year, Andre Dawson has been able to hang around for more thanáa decade becauseábaseball writers refuse toáup the standard for eligibility toáa much higher threshold in terms of voter supportáyear to year. Why doesn't the Baseball Writersásimplify the ballot by eliminating any candi ...
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