Since the announcement for the Baseball Hall Of Fame voting results takes place this coming Monday, I suppose I should get around to that "if I had a ballot, here's how I'd vote" post that every baseball blogger has to put out, since the ultimate goal for a baseball writer is to actually have a vote that counts for the Hall of Fame. Well, #1 is probably "get paid for writing about baseball", with "actual HoF vote" a close second.
So, let's go over this ballot, first with the newcomers. This years newcomer class is a thin one - and I don't suspect that many will be around next year when it's time to vote again. In Part 2, we'll address those that have already been on the ballot and wrap it all up.