Explaining my Hall of Fame ballot

Time to pay attention to the numbers that matter, and to remember the forgotten stars

Originally Published: January 5, 2010
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

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.

Not anymore.

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.

If I were the czar of Hall of Fame election ...

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