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joe morgan letter has had no impact on hall vote

darting here and there …–as the baseball hall of fame vote announcement draws closer (jan. 24), it’s tough to measure the impact of joe morgan’s letter to voters not to cast ballots for alleged ped users. that’s because it had none.–according to ryan thibodaux’s excellent and detailed online hall of fame tracker, it doesn’t appear barry bonds and roger clemens will be making the hall this year. but of those disclosed, each lost just one vote from returning voters who’d previously voted for them, and gained two. we’d call that belittling joe.–strange that morgan has never once spoken in public to back up his letter. the bet here is that if you took a vote whether joe even wrote it, you’ve get more than 75 percent approval that he didn’t.–it makes you wonder:  if willie mays and willie mccovey wrote a formal letter saying “vote for barry,” would voters pay heed?–this makes you wonder, too: maybe in writing that letter, the hall of fame should have picked someone other than one of pete rose’s closest allies to endorse it.–a good sign for bonds and clemens, even if they’ll be lucky to get 60 percent of the required 75 for induction. clemens has received 100 percent support from new voters (albeit just nine have disclosed their ballots) while bonds has received 88.9 percent. our prediction: by 2020, they’re both in.–by the way, if thibodaux’s figures hold based on those who’ve disclosed their ballots, it looks as if this might be th...