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    How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    The guy is clearly one of the top 5 second baseman of all times. I realize he spit on an umpire. That is no reason to not make the HOF. THey need to take away the voting from Sportwriters and give it to someone else. Like players and GM's.
    Sportwriters are a bunch of old guys who get bent when a player does not grant an interview.


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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Very good question!



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Lots of tools are allowed to vote.



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    I'll scream the idiocy of him not being in as soon as Blyleven gets in.


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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Lots of tools are allowed to vote.
    Uh, the biggest "tool" was Alomar himself. Breaking news: if you're a jerk your entire career, you won't get any favors...



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Remember, Ryne Sandberg didn't get in his first time either.



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Uh, the biggest "tool" was Alomar himself. Breaking news: if you're a jerk your entire career, you won't get any favors...
    I understand what you are saying...but Alomar shouldn't need any favors to get in the HofF! He was that good!



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Bonds was HOF good pre-steroids, should that matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    I understand what you are saying...but Alomar shouldn't need any favors to get in the HofF! He was that good!
    I certainly would have voted for him, but just sayin' that if he had been a nice guy, we wouldn't be talking about this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Bonds was HOF good pre-steroids, should that matter?
    Enhancing your performance is different that being an idiot...

    The Bonds situation will be very interesting when he becomes eligible for election.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I certainly would have voted for him, but just sayin' that if he had been a nice guy, we wouldn't be talking about this.
    That is true!



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    He'll make it. The voters are just very stingy about 1st ballot HOFers.



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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    He'll make it. The voters are just very stingy about 1st ballot HOFers.
    As they should be.
    Reserved for people like Cal Ripken.


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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    Robby Alomar was better at Baseball than Cal Ripken. Cal Ripken was better at dealing with the press and having everybody like him.
    Robby Alomar was actually considered to be a really nice guy before the spitting incident.


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    Re: How did Robby Alomar not make the HOF

    There are a few voters who think that the first ballot HOF players need to be super super stars - the Willie Mays or Hank Aaron types. Alomar doesn't quite fit that mold, didn't make it to 3000 hits, never won an MVP award. He will probably make the HOF in the next year or 2.



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