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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the 2014 class. Maddux in particular received 97.2 percent of the vote, the eighth-highest total of all time. It makes you wonder exactly what the 16 Hall of Fame voters who left him off their ballots were thinking, particularly if they were the voter who cast a ballot for Armando Benitez or Jacque Jones. We're also hurting for poor Craig Biggio, who fell a mere two votes short of the required 75 percent for Hall induction. As always, the logic of some voters, while fun to talk about, is impenetrable -- which, according to him, is part of the reason ESPN's Dan Le Batard handed his vote to Deadspin.

Is there any justification you would accept from the 16 voters who left Greg Maddux off their 2014 Hall of Fame ballots?

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    17%
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    83%

Discuss (Total votes: 13,030)

  • How surprised were you at Greg Maddux (97.2 percent) not beating Tom Seaver's percentage record (98.84 percent)?

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      33%
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      35%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 12,402)

  • Should the Baseball Hall of Fame get rid of the rule that only allows for voters to vote for 10 candidates?

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      57%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,540)

  • In cases like Craig Biggio's (74.8 percent of the vote), should the Hall of Fame round up to the required 75 percent?

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      68%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 90,351)

  • Are you disappointed about Jack Morris falling off the ballot?

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      39%
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      61%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,909)

  • Would you vote for an admitted PED user for the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,835)

  • Will any player ever be elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame?

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      33%
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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,772)

  • What do you make of the number of players in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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      20%
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      56%
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      24%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,882)

  • In general, what grade do you give Baseball Hall of Fame voters?

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      6%
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      33%
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      31%
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      16%
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      14%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,080)

  • Do Baseball Hall of Fame voters take their duties too seriously?

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      54%
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      46%

    Discuss (Total votes: 9,671)

  • Which is the best Hall of Fame in terms of electing the right players?

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      48%
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      28%
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      15%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,687)

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