An uncomfortable vote for McGwire

It makes more sense to vote for players like Mark McGwire than to try to pick and choose who did what, and when, and why.

Originally Published: January 8, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It felt so uncomfortable to be casting a Hall of Fame vote for Mark McGwire, it made me realize just how bizarre baseball's Hall of Fame elections have now become.

It's hard to believe it's actually easier not to vote for the seventh-leading home run hitter of all time than to vote for him. But it is.

It's easier to pick out a guy who looks and feels and smells like a cheater than it is to process all the tricky shades of gray that are going to surround this process for the next 20 years. ...

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