A Hall of Fame voters guide
The annual Off Base rite of passage for newcomers to the Cooperstown ballot
Forget all the fuss about Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. What I want to know is whether Cleveland fans think Jose Mesa is a first-ballot Hall of Famer or if he should have to wait a year like Barry Larkin did.
Yes, Mesa is on this year's ballot, along with a staggering 23 other newcomers. Some, such as Bonds and Clemens, are among the greatest players of all time. And some
are not. An alphabetical look at all 24 players making their ballot debut in the annual Off Base ...
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