Every year there's a new Hall of Fame Ballot for the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to choose players from to induct into the hall.
The ballot is generally made up of some pretty good former major league players. Then again there are always some odd names on it ballot as well.
This year is no different.
Sure, you've got guys like Lee Smith, Barry Larkin, Jack Morris, Alan Trammel, Jeff Bagwell and Bernie Williams. All of them were very good players who are deserving of being in the discussion for induction into the Hall.
There are also some puzzling names as well. Any player with more than 10 years of experience in Major League Baseball has the opportunity to pass through a screening committee and end up on the ballot. That's fine, those are the rules. In general, the Hall of Fame gets it right more often than they get it wrong.
People will always obsess over the one or two inductees or snubs they most vehemently disagree with, but the hall is well-stocked with plenty of worthy members.
That doesn't mean there aren't some amusing names on the ballot.
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