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Who would you vote into the Hall of Fame?


The positives: Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. The negative: So is Mark McGwire.

Now I know Gwynn's body changed as much over the course of his career as McGuire's did, but the Padres' star did it the old-fashioned way: with doughnuts, pasta and beer. So he would get my vote, if I had one. McGwire's body changed because of, allegedly, performance-enhancing drugs. Because of that, he would never get my vote, despite the numbers he put up.

Cal Ripken? Yes. Jose Canseco? Jay Buhner? No.

How about you? Who would you vote for, who wouldn't you vote for and why? Click the comments link and let me know.

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