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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jan 9, 2013 at 02:50:35 PM

No players were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame today, a development that didn’t shock or disappoint me. It is difficult for candidates to get 75 percent of any vote, especially once that process becomes complicated and muddied by the simmering steroid debate.

As a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1990, I have a vote. I checked the box near the names of eight players on the ballot, the most players I’ve ever selected. I voted for Craig Biggio, who received the highest total with 68.2 percent, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris, Edgar Martinez and Larry Walker.

But it’s the two players that I failed to vote for that were discussed and dissected more than any other this year. I didn’t vote for Barry

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