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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Put Fred McGriff in the Hall of Fame Now

Seriously.

I am sure that he suffered from negative comparisons to the juicers.  After all, he didn't hit with their power, and he didn't enjoy a "power surge" in his career, either.  So, he probably was considered a weakling.

When, in fact, he chose the road less traveled.

Instead of focusing the discussion on guys who might not get in ever -- McGwire, Sosa, Palmeiro, Bonds, Clemens -- among others, let's focus on the one guy who, in all likelihood -- was very clean.

And with his numbers, let's put him in the Hall of Fame.

The sports media tend to focus on the negative, the guys who broke our hearts.

Let's focus, instead, on one of the good guys.

A guy who played on winners.  A guy who could flat out hit.

And a guy who looked like a baseball player.

And not a caricature.

Let's start a campaign.

Let's stand up for a good guy.

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