Paul Sullivan: Another Baseball Hall of Fame ballot means another debate about whether cheaters deserve entrance

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Last month in San Diego, the Contemporary Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame met to consider candidates overlooked by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 16-member committee selected only one player, Fred McGriff. Candidates with fewer than four votes — including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro — did not have their totals revealed. It seemed as if the committee made a statement. McGriff’s numbers weren’t nearly as impressive as Bonds’ or Palmeiro’s, but McGriff never was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. “Well, when you see the votes that were (…

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