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Hall of Fame voting rules must change

Updated: January 10, 2013, 10:48 AM ET
By Buster Olney

The biggest loser in Wednesday's Hall of Fame shutout was not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens, two all-time greats who got about one-third of the vote. The biggest loser wasn't Craig Biggio, whose very strong first-year showing makes it all but certain that eventually, there will a day devoted to him in Cooperstown.

Without question, the biggest loser was Jack Morris, who has become collateral damage in the writers' split over how to handle the steroid-era candidates. And his example should be reason enough for the Hall of Fame to change at least one particularly significant voting rule, which threatens to contribute to the omission of Morris and other candidates like him.

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