A Hall of Fame case for Dale Murphy

Updated: December 8, 2012, 12:59 PM ET
By Buster Olney

When I got home from the winter meetings Friday, there was a thick brown envelope sitting in the kitchen basket: The Hall of Fame ballot, issued to the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

A few hours later, I got this in an email:

    An Open Letter to the BBWAA: Making the HoF Case for Dale Murphy, or, The Guy Who Changed My Diapers. By Chad Murphy.

[Note: I've pasted the email below in its entirety. The usual links and notes from around baseball can be found at the conclusion of the email.]