Gumby's Mark McGwire Message Board
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Posted by Travis on 1/10/2007, 14:46:25
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't expect Mark to make it in this year. I believe he deserved it, but after all the talk about people not voting for him his first year, I had come to accept that fact. However, I am sick just thinking about how few actually did vote for him. 23.5%, are you kidding me?!?!?! I mean, I'm a huge baseball fan, but there are players in the Hall of Fame that I've never even heard of, and the greatest power hitter ever doesn't even get a quarter of the vote? There is something absolutely wrong with this picture, folks. For people to say Mark was an average player is a disgrace to the game. He was the most feared power hitter in the game even before all of the supposed steroid use. There was talk of him breaking the record in '87, when he was a rookie - has anyone even touched that mark, in this, the home run era? No rookie has even touched the previous record. No one up until the great Pujols had ever hit 30 or more HRs in their first four seasons after Mark accomplished that feat. He had the second-best HR/AB ratio in history up until the alleged steroid use started. I mean, come on, BBWAA, pull your heads out of your butts, and put Mac in 100% next year, or you have disgraced the game more than Mark ever has.
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