First, here’s who Abraham voted for: Tim Raines, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling and Frank Thomas – and if he could have voted for more than 10 players he would have chosen Alan Trammel and Barry Bonds.
Abraham takes his ballot very seriously, and unlike some baseball writers he makes it public so he can provide reason and defend his choices.
“The way the ballot works is that if somebody doesn’t get five percent of votes they fall off the ballot entirely, and guys only have fifteen years to get votes. I wouldn’t want to be the guy whose one vote screwed up somebody’s chances to get in the Hall of Fame.”
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