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Old 10-06-2014, 09:19 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Crokit View Post
...Several of those voting " no" stated that they wanted to guarantee Seaver wasn't a unanimous selection. When asked why, they stated if Gehrig didn't deserve to be unanimous, no one deserves it...
While I agree with the presumption that if Gehrig wasn't unanimous, no one deserves it, I disagree with the rationale that I (or some really smart HOF voter should withhold my vote for that reason). Essentially the voter's rationale is "some voter 70 years ago was an idiot, so I will be an idiot today."

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You might be right.

No reflection on Jeter, but in this age the bar has been lowered.
Agreed.
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