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Deadspin paid off somebody for their hall of fame vote (1 Viewer)

I love this. Also love that Bill Maddon called it "one of the most despicable things I can ever think of"

 
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Limp Ditka said:
oso diablo said:
this won't end well
why?
Well, the integrity of the process is shaken a bit if votes are being sold the highest bidder. That's cute when Deadspin does it to prove a point, but it is a long-term problem for the HOF that will have to be addressed.

 
How is selling a vote really any worse than the favor votes given by writers, or votes given because a writer personally likes a player?

 
How is selling a vote really any worse than the favor votes given by writers, or votes given because a writer personally likes a player?
as a one-off, more humorous than problematic. but if it were widespread, opens possibility for a wealthy player (or supporter) to fund a HOF campaign.

 
How is selling a vote really any worse than the favor votes given by writers, or votes given because a writer personally likes a player?
as a one-off, more humorous than problematic. but if it were widespread, opens possibility for a wealthy player (or supporter) to fund a HOF campaign.
I think there would be a backlash if this was seen as being too overt. Jack Morris (and Blyleven) have been the most active self-promoters I can recall. Pete Rose is in a separate category.

 

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