You know the deal. Pretty much every person who writes about baseball on their blog has to do a post on "their ballot" for the Hall of Fame, since voting for the Hall is pretty much one of the ultimate goals of being a baseball writer.
So I'll cut through the flowery crap that usually prefaces these things (especially since I tend to get long-winded - SHOCKING I know) and get right into the ballot. There are 37 players on this year's ballot, and as I've mentioned in the past, that doesn't mean that there was only 37 players who were eligible for election. Some didn't make that cut, but we'll get to those guys later.
In part 1, we addressed the new crop of Hall of Fame candidates that popped onto the ballot this year. In Part 2, we'll talk about those who are on the ballot already who haven't made it yet, plus my picks.