It will be Andre Dawson's ninth Hall of Fame election day. It will be Bert Blyleven's 13th.
Not so long ago, both of them woke up on election day, thinking: No chance.
Dawson hasn't peeled away an ice pack to play a big league game since 1996. Blyleven hasn't broken off one of those legendary curveballs since 1992. So don't ask me why they're still being forced to sweat out these election days after all these years.