Nic Canepa: Once again, this Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is empty

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — As might a drunken, obnoxious uncle on rubbery legs, the new year has moved in with no clear sign of a sober departure. But let’s use this time to celebrate those who achieved greatness without pharmaceutical enrichment — and actually played the game of baseball with a fielding glove on one of their hands. Long overlooked and overdue senior players Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Buck O’Neil and Tony Oliva have been granted access to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Hall’s Golden Days Era Committee. Take it away, Eras. Atta go. That’s plenty good enough for me. Bec…

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